School Bus Driver Employment Opportunities

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School Bus Driver, Transportation Attendant, and Transportation Van Driver Job Fairs

Join us for one of our school bus driver job fairs this summer and be part of our team! We will host school bus driver job fairs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the following dates and locations. No pre-event registration is needed to attend.

Apply Today!

Contact 571-423-3000 or [email protected] with questions.

Signing Bonus Up to $2,000!

FCPS is providing a signing bonus of up to $2,000 for new school bus drivers who meet eligibility requirements and complete the new driver employment criteria.

Come Work With Us!

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) invites qualified individuals to join our transportation team. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents to earn income with benefits (and bring your preschooler to work with you!), as well as for retirees, college students, or career switchers. Your welcoming smile can make a difference in a student’s day!


  • Competitive Pay

    • School Bus Driver - $26.04 per hour
    • School Bus Attendant - $18.41 per hour
    • Transportation Van Driver - $19.44 per hour
    • View our salary scales
  • Drivers are eligible for annual step increases plus market scale adjustments based upon School Board approval. The top of the scale is more than $31.00 an hour, plus benefits

Excellent Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training program
  • 6 paid non-working days
  • Excellent retirement, health and dental plans
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Infant and preschool-age children and
  • grandchildren may ride with you
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Summer hours available
  • Savings for Staff


  • At least 19 years old
  • Good driving record
  • Pass a physical exam, drug screen and background check
  • Complete a five-week training program, take the CDL road test and obtain a CDL
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - training provided


Morning shifts usually run from 6 to 9:30 a.m., and afternoon shifts run from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Full-time drivers are offered a minimum of 30 hours a week. Additional weekly hours are available.

Advancement Opportunities

Many of our drivers advance to either a Bus Driver Floater or a Bus Driver Supervisor. Many others move or return to other FCPS positions in administration, instruction, and more. Bus driving can be a good career, a good job for a season in your life, or a pathway to other opportunities with FCPS.

A floater driver's salary starts at a higher rate of pay for their experience and ability to drive a variety of buses and routes and manage different groups of student passengers. Floaters are drivers with full benefits that fill in for drivers who are on leave.

Learn More

For more information call 571-423-3023 or email [email protected].

Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.