Happiness score is 49 out of 100
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Driver yearly salaries in England at FirstGroup

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Average salary
£48,401 per year
Above national average
Average £48,401
Low £18,000
High £92,000

Salary estimated from 20 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 27 January 2023

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Great place to work bus driver Leeds

I would recommend this place as a bus driver .Loads off overtime and option to work a 4 day rota or 5 and other options too.Training is intense you have to pass the bus test for the company to employ you but the trainers are awesome and know there stuff .You know where you are and it was good to plan my life around my rota Was based at Bramley depo breakfasts were great just need to be a good time keeper and make sure your level of driving is good as you can kill someone With the size of vehicle your driving .If you like working alone none on your back this is a job for you .


Good training


Alone at night .dodgy passengers
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A forward thinking company

This was a good place to work. A safety conscious company who made their staff feel valued. They listened to any concerns and acted accordingly. An echo friendly company who recognised Ingenuity which was positivity encouraged and rewarded.


Free travel


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better than expected

Always rushing as the planned routes don't allow enough time to board all the passengers. Rest days are different every week, that's fine but when you try and plan something for your day off in two or three weeks the rota changes and plans go up in smoke. Also new employees get paid £1-2 less than everyone else for doing the same job and also have more unpaid breaks meaning longer shifts for less money. There is the odd driver who will tell you all passengers are horrible and abusive but to be fair they probably lack sufficient social skills as in personal experience if respect is shown it is also received. Controllers are mostly helpful but be prepared as no question will receive a straight answer. Oh and dont give out your phone number or you'll never get a lay in again.


free travel, discounted rail tickets, good colleagues


long hours, unsociable shift patterns, pay gap
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How much does a Driver make at FirstGroup in England?

Average FirstGroup Driver yearly pay in England is approximately £48,401, which is 102% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 90 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalised comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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