CCSD increases bus driver pay to retain and attract drivers

CCSD increases bus driver pay to retain and attract drivers

The Clark County School District (CCSD) has increased starting pay for bus drivers to $21.67. The pay increase is part of a reclassification of several transportation positions, resulting in increased pay for bus drivers, transportation instructors and transportation investigators.

“Student academic success is enhanced when we can provide timely arrivals and departures,” CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara said. “Our employees are our greatest asset, so we worked with the respective bargaining unit to develop this solution to position the District as a career choice and an attractive option for those looking to work in transportation.”

Increasing starting pay to more than $21 an hour immediately makes CCSD competitive with other transportation providers in Southern Nevada. CCSD is looking to fill 250 vacant bus driver positions ahead of the 2022-23 school year. Previously, starting pay for a bus driver was $15.36. This will be funded through the general operating budget.

Anyone interested in learning more about all of CCSD’s opportunities can visit or contact CCSD’s Human Resources Division by calling 702-799-5427.

To be considered, a bus driver trainee must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and submit a history of their driving record. CCSD provides on-the-job training for those who qualify.

The District also continues to hire year-round for a number of opportunities in licensed and support professional positions, which include teaching assistants, substitute teachers and food service employees. Those interested in new career opportunities with CCSD should visit

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