As a Bus Driver with the Wake County Public School System, you can play an important role in getting students to and from school safely. You'll have the power to brighten each child's morning with a friendly hello and a smooth ride to school. It's a great way to give back to the community — and you're sure to get attached to the kids you drive each day.

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$1,200 sign-on bonus and $1,250 employee bonus

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$16.20/hour (or more with experience)

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CDL license fees paid

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Flexible schedule with mid-day break

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Excellent benefits package

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Routes close to home

A day in the life of a Wake County bus driver

Driving for us could be your destination.

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Vincent, bus operations team leader with Wake County Public School System

Vincent

Bus Operations Team Leader

"This is a positive work environment we all work together to get the job done. I enjoy team building with my colleagues and working with my supervisor. He really teaches me a lot. It's a very good schedule with all weekends and holidays off, plus a break in the middle of the day. With other jobs, you can't really do that."

Maurice, bus driver with Wake County Public School System

Maurice

Bus Driver

"I enjoy communicating with students, as well as the other bus drivers and teachers. I was a detective before joining and have had to learn how to transport students since I joined the Wake County Public School System. This is a great place to build a career."

 Smiling bus driver at Wake County Public School System
Student waves outside a yellow school bus

What you'll love

  • Knowing that you play an important part in a child's day
  • Having your mid-morning to yourself to take on other part-time work or just relax
  • Playing a vital role in the success of each student, which gives you purpose
  • Ending each day with the feeling that you made a true difference
Smiling bus driver at Wake County Public School System

What it's like

  • Our typical schedule is up to four hours in the morning, a mid-day break and up to four hours in the afternoon
  • You'll have opportunities for mid-day runs, field trips and overtime if you choose
  • No weekends or holidays!
  • We'll get you the route that works best for you
Smiling bus mechanic at Wake County Public School System

What it takes

  • 18+ years old
  • Valid NC driver's license for a minimum of two years
  • CDL license or permit is required, but we'll pay you to get it
  • Good driving record with no recent violations
  • At least 30 hours of time a week
  • Background check
  • Training on driving and working with kids, which we'll provide

Bus Mechanics

 	Bus mechanic hard at work in a school bus at Wake County Public School System

We also offer careers for Bus Mechanics to keep our buses running in top condition. You'll be keeping our kids safe while earning an excellent salary and great benefits that include retirement, health insurance, paid leave and many opportunities for professional growth.

The side of a yellow Wake County school bus
  • You'll complete inspections, perform diagnostics and make repairs on our fleet of 750+ yellow school buses and other vehicles. There's plenty of variety every day.
  • Most mechanics work in the district's bus garage located at 1551 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. You may also work on buses at one of the district's school campuses.
  • Specific jobs include Field Mechanic (Mechanic II), Field Mechanic (Mechanic III) and Master Mechanic.
  • These roles require a high school diploma or GED, valid North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver's License and proven skills in the repair of medium to heavy diesel equipment or ASE certifications.

If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the form above.