Tracking your earnings
Understanding your earnings can help you plan your day. The app has resources that can help you keep track of your earnings, see totals in real time, get details about a specific trip, compare earnings by week, and more.
How fares are calculated
You'll earn based on the time and distance of each trip.
Standard trip fare
Earn a base fare for every trip, plus amounts for each minute and mile you drive.
Check the heat map in your app to find out when and where rider demand is high, so you can potentially earn more.
Your time is valuable. When a rider cancels more than 2 minutes after you've accepted their trip, you'll be paid either the standard cancellation fee or the actual time and distance you spent driving toward the pickup, whichever amount is more.
This is a fee Uber charges for trips made through the app that helps fund things like app development and customer support.
More earnings information
The app can help you be efficient with your time on the road.
What you can expect to make
Getting ahead with the app
The app has powerful features to help you make the most of your time on the road. Trip Planner lets you see upcoming promotions and hourly trends to inform you of potential earning opportunities nearby.
Frequently asked questions
- Why am I being charged a service fee?
Uber charges a service fee for trips made through the app to help fund our platform's operations and to support innovation.
- Where can I see my trip earnings?
You can see a quick earnings overview at the top of the app. You can tap your earning cards and swipe right and left to see your daily and weekly earnings at a glance. You can also get more details in the Earnings section of the app.
- How do I earn with surge?
During certain busy times, surge may appear on the map as red, orange, and yellow. To earn fares with surge rates, drive to the colored areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. Surge amounts will be applied once you complete your surge trip.