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How much can drivers make with Uber?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.*

Ways to earn smarter

Get paid fast

Your earnings are deposited into your account every week. And with Instant Pay, you can cash out up to 5 times a day.

Learn more about Instant Pay

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.

Learn more about perks

Take a quick tour of the Driver app

Interested in learning more? You have a go-to resource filled with tips and informative videos to support you while driving with Uber.

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.

How surge works

You can see your earning summaries in the app. Tap the fare icon on your map screen, then swipe right and left to see your earnings.

Where to see your earnings

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.

Learn more about tolls