Out here drivers don't get paid squat. They make barely over minimum wage and are only paid for the hours they're actually driving or occasionally having to do other things (bus inspections, route picking, etc). They don't get paid nearly enough for what they do and the amount stress they have to put up with from evil kids to pissed off parents and idiot drivers who cut them off. My wife used to drive and was actually accused of being a racist because she wrote up a black kid who was causing trouble. What the guy didn't know is that she was engaged to a black man (me) at the time he called her a racist. My father in law is still dispatcher there and the amount of crap he puts up with from angry parents, who usually have no basis, is ridiculous.