Becoming a bus driver at BC

Where work-life balance is everything.

If you enjoy a flexible schedule, need extra income and would enjoy working with children, being a school bus driver could be perfect for you. No experience? No worries. Our professional team will help you become a school bus driver. Take control of your own schedule and have the freedom to live your life on your own terms, while earning a competitive wage and benefits and making a difference in a child’s life.

Interested? Fill out our BCSD Bus Driver Interest Form and we will contact you.

Q & A: Being a Bus Driver at BC

Compensation and benefits

  • Starting at $24.25/hour.
    Medical and dental insurance, if eligible
  • NYS retirement
  • Flexible, part-time schedules available
  • Guaranteed 6 hours/day minimum schedule (Drivers usually two shifts that take place between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.)  
  • Uniform shirts provided
  • Paid training ($21.00/hr) to earn a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), if hired, and following completion of six months service
  • $1,000 retention bonus if hired, board-appointment, and following completion of ten full months of service (excluding summertime work)
  • $600 referral bonus for staff who successfully recruit new hires

About the job

  • Most drivers work in the morning and again in the afternoon with a long break in between (Drivers usually two shifts that take place between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.)  
  • No evenings or weekends required
  • Drivers do not work during school vacations or on holidays
  • Drivers create a positive environment on the school bus
  • Work for the top-ranked school district in the Capital Region


  • No CDL needed to apply
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Enjoy working with students

Easy commute from anywhere in the Capital Region

Estimates from Google Maps

  • Schenectady: 30 minutes
  • Downtown Albany: 15-20 minutes
  • Troy: 25 minutes
  • Delmar: 5-10 minutes

Test drive a bus or ride with us

Not sure about driving a bus? You can try it for yourself. Several Ride-and-Drive Bus Driver Open House events are scheduled in 2023-24:

  • October 4, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • February 1, 2024
  • March 6, 2024
  • April 10, 2024
  • May 1, 2024

Applying is easy

Use the form below to apply. If you have questions, please contact Sandra Mortensen at

APPLY NOW using our BCSD Bus Driver Interest Form.