School Bus Driver Employment Opportunities

Join the Driving Force in Education

Signing Bonus Up to $3,000!

FCPS is providing a signing bonus of up to $3,000 for new bus drivers who meet eligibility requirements and complete the new driver employment criteria.

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!). Retirees, college students and career-switchers are also encouraged to apply.


  • Competitive pay

  • 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

  • Paid training

  • 6 paid holidays

  • Health insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, retirement plan

  • A guaranteed minimum of 30 hours/week

  • Full-time benefits for part-time work

Excellent Perks

  • Flexible schedule

  • Bring your preschool-age children on the bus

  • Savings for Staff/Employee discount program

Driver Requirements

  • Minimum age: 21 years

  • Five years driving experience

  • Good driving record

  • Pass a physical exam, drug screen, and background check

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - training provided

  • Five-week training program and road test

  • Bus Driver I/II job specification 


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].

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.