Bus or coach driver
- Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.
- Balances cash taken with tickets sold and may be responsible for cleanliness of vehicle.
- May plan routes in conjunction with private hirer and assist with loading and unloading of luggage.
- May collect fares from passengers and issue tickets or ensure that they use a ticket machine.
- Stops and opens and closes doors at pre-arranged places to allow passengers to board and alight, observing regulations concerning the number of passengers carried.
- Drives single- and double-decked vehicle over pre-determined route, complying with traffic regulations and keeping to time schedule.
- Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle before start of journey.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 37% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for bus or coach driver is £17,550
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,851. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for bus or coach driver roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £17,550 per year. That is about £1,463 per month or £9.00 per hour. New workers generally start on £9,707, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,721
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,851 people are employed in the region.