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.
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.
Cash out fast
It’s easy to get paid. All you need is a bank account. Your earnings are transferred every week.
Top questions from drivers
During busy times, surge will appear on the map as red, orange, and yellow. To earn surge, drive to the colored areas, stay online, and accept your next trip.
Surge amounts will be applied once you complete your surge trip.
Yes. You decide when and how you want to drive. If you’re looking for a flexible way to earn, driving with Uber 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.
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.