The money you make with Uber depends on when, where, and how often you drive. Find out how your fares are calculated and learn about promotions, which can help increase your earnings.
How earnings are calculated
If you drive
Standard trip fare
Earn a base fare plus amounts for how long and how far you drive. Drivers can see local rates in the Fares section of their partner dashboard.
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
Earn on long-distance pickups, while waiting for riders, and on minimums for short trips.
This fee helps fund things like app development, customer support, and payment processing.
Riders pay a booking fee to help cover safety, regulatory, and operational costs such as insurance.
In most instances, you’ll receive a cancellation fee if a rider cancels a request.
If you deliver
Standard delivery fare
For each delivery, you earn flat amounts for pickup and dropoff and how far you travel. Time and traffic delays are factored into your fare.
For multiple orders
In addition to receiving the standard amounts for pickup and distance, you earn for every dropoff.
Earn more at busy times in places where more people order food.
Promotions and how they work
In-app promotions based on where we expect the most ride requests in your area help you plan ahead and set goals to maximize earnings. Not all promotions are available to all drivers. See terms below.*
Reach a set number of trips
Earn extra money if you complete a set number of trips in a certain amount of time when the offer is available.
Example: earn $30 extra for completing 20 trips this week.
Drive during busy times
Get paid extra for trips in certain areas at busy times.
Example: earn an extra $6 for completing 3 trips in a row with the first trip starting downtown between 4pm and 6pm.
Ways to earn smarter
Get 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 partner on the road.
Plan around meals and commutes
Increase your chances of getting more trips by toggling between Uber and Uber Eats during rush hour and mealtimes.
Get tipped for great service
After every trip, riders can easily tip you directly in the app. You always keep 100% of your tips.
Certain requirements and features vary by country, region, and city.
*Uber will inform you when you are eligible for a promotion. 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.