There are a few tricks for earning more as an Uber driver, like driving in certain places or specific times of day, and looking for ways to carry more passengers faster.
For a baseline, you might look at how much someone could make in 14-minute journeys over 4 kilometres, if they work 6 hours a day, make 24 trips a day and drive 5 days a week, assuming 10% of their profits go to fuel and other costs.
Gross earnings per trip
Fees deducted per trip
Uber fee (25%): $3.47 Fuel and other costs (10%): $1.40
$9.03 per trip $216.72 per day $1,083.60 per week
Uber fee (25%): $8.90 Fuel and other costs (10%): $3.60
$23.10 per trip $554.40 per day $2,772 per week
Uber fee (25%): $10.50 Fuel and other costs (10%): $4.20
$27.30 per trip $655.20 per day $3,276 per week
Uber fee (25%): $13 Fuel and other costs (10%): $5.20
$33.80 per trip $811.20 per day $4,056 per week
Perth Uber driver earnings calculator
Try the calculator below to see how much you might make with your schedule. Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as an indication only. It doesn't take into account your financial circumstances and is neither a quote or guarantee of your income as an Uber partner driver.
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If you want the flexibility of being your own boss, you can sign up here as an Uber driver. Get started by clicking the green button.
You could drive all around WA, but sticking to the hotspots, and driving at certain times of day, can help you find more passengers and earn more.
When to drive
Weekday mornings - 5am to 9am
Weekday evenings - 5pm to 8pm
Friday and Saturday til Late
Sunday during the day
How to do Perth airport pickups
Your riders will automatically pay an additional $3 airport fee on top of their normal fare, but you'll need to read, understand and agree to Perth Airport's terms and conditions before you can start picking up passengers at this hotspot.
To make pickups, you need to wait in the rideshare driver's area and join a virtual queue. Each terminal has its own section, and you will only receive trip requests if you're in the appropriate driver's area.
Once you're in, you'll remain in the queue until you leave the area, reject a trip request, go offline or turn off your phone. Note that you should follow instructions given by airport personnel, and that use of the holding area is only free for the first hour. After that, overstay charges will start applying at standard short term car park rates.
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