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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.

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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.

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.

When and how you get paid

Get paid fast

It’s easy to get paid. All you need is a bank account. Your earnings are deposited every week.

If your customer pays cash

With cash, you get paid immediately after you complete a trip. The app will show the amount to collect from your customer and calculate fees that you owe to 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