School Bus Fleet

FACT 2013

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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statistics 2013 School District Survey Change in bus service this year? Charge a school bus fee? Same No 72% Increased 20% 95% Yes Reduced 5% 8% School bus service cuts appear to be tapering off. In this year's survey, only 8% of respondents said that their district's level of school bus service for the 2013-14 school year would be reduced compared to the previous school year. In the 2012 survey, 15% were making reductions; in 2011, 21% were. Only 5% of the districts surveyed charge a fee for regular transportation. A few of them noted that their fee is just for students who live within the walk zone. For the majority of the districts that charge for bus service, the fees fall in the range of $150 to $500 per year for one student. Starting driver pay slightly lower $14.58 Starting hourly pay $14.6 $14.32 $14.4 $64,880 Transportation directors surveyed make an average annual salary of $64,880. Last year's survey found a higher average: $71,218. $14.15 $14.2 $14.03 $14.0 $13.8 Average director salary Bus-to-dispatcher ratio $13.79 $13.6 Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 Our 2013 School District Survey found an average school bus driver starting wage of $14.32 per hour. That's a slight dip from last year's fnding, but it's still above the averages from other recent years. 38 SCHOOL BUS FLEET 2013 On average, the school districts involved in the survey have a ratio of 50 buses per dispatcher.

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