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First Bus pay

How much does First Bus pay per hour?

£10.00–12.69 from 87 hourly employees at First Bus

What does First Bus pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at First Bus compare to the minimum wage and the Real Living Wage.

Age group First Bus pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 Not enough data yet £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £10.04–11.94 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £10.00–12.64 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.72

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Does First Bus pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every week

95% of people report they get paid every week

Based on 86 employee responses

Does First Bus pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


0% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 13 employee responses

Why this matters

It is important that you are paid correctly and on time - everyone has financial commitments and living expenses to keep on top of. At a good job, you shouldn't have to chase up any payments that are due to you.

Do workers at First Bus do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work


12% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 73 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Does First Bus pay sick pay?

Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

Not great

44% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 80 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Do workers at First Bus get paid breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks


14% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 84 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

What people say about pay at First Bus

  • 7.8/10

    Best thing

    Driving. Easy enough.

    Worst thing

    Waiting 5 years to get top pay rate.
    Bus driver, April 2020