How much can drivers make with Uber?
The money you make driving with the Uber app 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.¹
How earnings are calculated
How much you can make driving with Uber is determined by the trips you 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.
Other types of earnings
Make money on additional passenger pickups on Pool, while waiting for riders, and on minimums for short trips.
This fee helps fund things like app development and customer support.
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.
Promotions and how they work
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 maximize earnings. Not all promotions are available to all drivers. See terms below.²
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.
Drive during busy times
Get paid extra for trips in certain areas at busy times.
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.
Cash out fast
It’s easy to get paid. All you need is a bank account. Your earnings are transferred every week.
Saving on driving expenses
Running your own business comes with flexibility and also overhead. Fuel, insurance, and vehicle maintenance might be tax-deductible, and Uber has partnerships to offer discounts that support you.
Top questions from drivers
- How do I earn with surge?
- Where can I see my trip earnings?
- Can I drive with the Uber app only on weekends?
- Are drivers paid for tolls?
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.
²Uber 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.