School Bus Monitor

Monitor students' conduct on school bus to maintain discipline and safety.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do School Bus Monitors do?

Monitors conduct of students on school bus to maintain discipline and safety: Directs loading of students on bus to prevent congestion and unsafe conditions. Rides school bus to prevent altercations between students and damage to bus. Participates in school bus safety drills. May disembark from school bus at railroad crossings and clear bus across tracks.


Should I be a School Bus Monitor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bus Escort, Cafeteria Monitor, Playground Monitor

    How to become a School Bus Monitor

    School Bus Monitors generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering School Bus Monitor-related education!
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