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Earn an extra $500 when you take 100 trips!

*Must complete trips within 180 days of signing up. See additional terms below.

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How much can driver partners earn with the Uber app?

The money you make driving with the Uber app depends on when, where, and how often you go online. Find out how your fares are calculated and learn about promotions, which can help increase your earnings.¹

How earnings are calculated

How much you can make driving or delivering with the Uber app will vary depending on the trips you choose to take, when you take them, and if you participate in a weekly promotion.

  • Standard trip fare

    Earn a base fare plus amounts for how long and how far you drive. Per-minute and per-mile rates vary by city.

  • Surge

    Check the heat map in your app to find out when and where rider demand is high, so you can earn more on top of your standard fare.

  • Other types of earnings

    Make money on additional passenger pickups on Pool, while waiting for riders, and on minimums for short trips.

  • Service fee

    This fee helps fund things like app development and customer support.

  • Booking fee

    Riders pay a booking fee to help cover safety, regulatory, and operational costs such as insurance.

  • Cancellations

    In most instances, you’ll receive a cancellation fee if a rider cancels a request.

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Promotions and how they work for driver-partners

In-app promotions based on where the Driver app expects the most ride requests in your area help you plan ahead and set goals to maximise earnings. Not all promotions are available to all driver-partners. See terms below.²

Reach a set number of trips

Earn extra if you complete a set number of trips in a certain amount of time when the offer is available.

Drive during busy times

Earn extra for trips in certain areas at busy times.

Some ways to earn

Getting ahead with the app

The app has powerful features to help you make the most of your time on the road. From tracking trends to informing you of earning opportunities nearby, the app is your resource on the road.

Planning around meals and commutes

You can increase your chances of getting more delivery requests by signing in to both Uber and Uber Eats during rush hour and mealtimes.

Get paid fast

Your earnings are deposited into your account every week. And with Flex Pay, you can cash out your earnings once a day.

Saving on driving expenses

Running your own business comes with flexibility and also overheads. Fuel, insurance, and vehicle maintenance might be tax-deductible, and Uber has partnerships with third parties that offer discounts and special offers that support you.

Top questions from driver-partners

  • You can see your earning summaries in the app. Tap the fare icon on your map screen, then swipe right and left to see your earnings.

  • You decide when and how you want to drive. If you’re looking for a flexible way to earn, driving with the Uber app may be perfect for you.

  • When on a trip, the toll amount is charged to riders and automatically added to your fare. You can see your toll reimbursement in the earnings section or trip details inside the app.

¹Material provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee earnings. Earnings structures may differ by city. Always check your city-specific website for the most accurate details on delivery fares in your city.

²You can check the Uber app to see if you are eligible for any promotions. Restrictions to promotions apply. Any restrictions and terms will be shared with you in the specific promotion or tool. Uber reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion, including but not limited to the requirements necessary to get such a promotion.