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How much can drivers make with Uber?

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How earnings are calculated

You might be wondering how much you can make driving with Uber. The following factors help determine the amount you earn for each trip.

Standard fare

You earn a fare for every completed trip.

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.

Minimum trip earnings

Each city has a minimum amount that you’ll earn for any trip. This makes sure your earnings reflect the effort you put in, even on short trips.

Service fee

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

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.

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. Drivers can see local rates in the Fares section of their partner dashboard.

    See partner dashboard
  • 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.

    See how surge works
  • Other types of earnings

    Earn on long-distance pickups, while waiting for riders, and on minimums for short trips.

  • Service fee

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

  • 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.

How earnings are calculated

You might be wondering how much you can make driving with Uber. The following factors help determine the amount you earn for each trip.

  • Standard fare

    You earn a fare for every completed trip.

  • 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.

    See how surge works
  • Minimum trip earnings

    Each city has a minimum amount that you’ll earn for any trip. This makes sure your earnings reflect the effort you put in, even on short trips.

  • Service fee

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

  • 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.

How earnings are calculated

You might be wondering how much you can make driving with Uber. The following factors help determine the amount you earn for each trip.

  • Standard fare

    You earn a fare for every completed trip.

  • Minimum trip earnings

    Each city has a minimum amount that you’ll earn for any trip. This makes sure your earnings reflect the effort you put in, even on short trips.

  • Service fee

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

  • Booking fee

    Riders might 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.

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.

Get hourly guarantees

In some places you may be able to make a guaranteed amount by driving during set times when this promotion is available. Tolls, fees, and surcharges are excluded.

Example: earn at least $20 per hour between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday evening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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