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Bus driver pay increase approved by board of trustees

      At the Nov. 13 regular meeting, the board of trustees approved an increase to starting bus driver pay effective immediately from $15.50 to $16.50 per hour and a $1.00 per hour increase for all current drivers.

      Since 2015, the district has increased bus driver pay 5.9% and specifically in 2017-2018 made over $50,000 in adjustments increasing driver pay.

      By increasing current bus driver pay by $1.00/hr., Pearland ISD positions itself in a more competitive way to retain and recruit new bus drivers for the remainder of the school year.

      Bus driver benefits that set Pearland ISD apart include:

  • Guaranteed six hours of work per day
  • Frequent opportunities for extra routes
  • Monthly paid safety training
  • Paid CDL training
  • Opportunity to become a master bus driver ($1 per hour additional salary)
  • Every school bus has air conditioning
  • Working for a Texas Education Agency “A” rated school district

      To join Pearland ISD’s Transportation Department team, apply online here.