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Bus Driver hourly salaries in Scotland at Lothian Buses

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Bus Driver29 salaries
Average salary
£13.82 per hour
Above national average
Average £13.82
Low £6.90
High £20.80

Salary estimated from 29 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 24 August 2023

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The poor relation of the Lothian Group

You will constantly be told that ‘we’re all part of the same family’ when it comes to the three subsidiaries (Lothian, Lothian Country, East Coast Buses) however this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you work at Lothian Country you will be paid significantly less, work longer hours, have far inferior terms and conditions than if you work in the city. Has the potential to be a good place to work if there was more equality with the main city operation. Routes are extremely poorly timed. You will often be running upwards of 30 minutes late. There is no support for drivers out on the road as radio calls will be routinely ignored and if they are answered you won’t be able to hear a word they’re saying as there is no radio signal out into West Lothian.Buses are generally well maintained. Local garage management and supervisors are approachable and will do their best to help you out, however those in more senior positions within the group seem to have washed their hands of the Country operation and aren’t willing to do a thing to make things better for the drivers. Good variety of shift patterns to suit most people. 5 over 7 earlies/lates, 4 over 7 (12 hour shifts), late rota, night rota, split shift rota, part time.


Approachable garage management


Route timings impossibly tight, pay disparity with other parts of the group
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Worked with public all life however this is a whole different story

Worked with public all work life this shows a whole new side to them. Start one side of Edinburgh finish the other management don't care they don't have to do it.




No life, forever on going road works, management
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Annoying people

Dealing with customers who can't read or respond and have no sense of direction. 🤣 standing in traffic and having fun standing some more. Good pay but experience with special needs people essential.
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How much does a Bus Driver make at Lothian Buses in Scotland?

Average Lothian Buses Bus Driver hourly pay in Scotland is approximately £13.82, which is 12% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 251 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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