School bus drivers will earn $26+ per hour in metro school district

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — “Editors Note:” an earlier version of the story stated bus drivers could make more per hour than some teachers, however those numbers were incorrectly calculated using a 52 week work schedule.

Hall County Schools are making a generous offer to attract bus drivers and bus monitors for the coming school year.

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The district is offering drivers $26+ per hour. New drivers could also receive a $1,000 bonus. The district is offering full-time benefits, paid sick leave, holidays and weekends off, and summers off with a paycheck.

The $26+ hourly rate is still below what many teachers in the district earn per hour, according to the district’s teacher salary schedule. Beginning pay for a teacher with a 4-year degree is 47,598, adding up to $31.31 per hour for the 190 day school year.


Bus drivers typically only work 4 hours per day, according to Hall County Schools Director of Communications Stan Lewis.

The district says people interested in becoming a bus driver or bus monitor can call 770-287-0942 and dial extension 10238 or ask for the Training Center.

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The district had 26,843 students enrolled in 2021, according to the district’s website.

Hall County Schools employ 3,439 people, including 2,184 certified teachers.