Drive with Uber
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How much you can earn as an Uber driver varies depending on a number of factors, including how many hours you work, which city you're driving in and your regular expenses like fuel and car maintenance.
Our previous calculation of Sydney Uber fares for riders was on the basis of an average 14-minute journey over 4 kilometres. The following table assumes you drive for similar conditions, work 6 hours a day, completing 24 trips per day, for 5 days of the week. We've also put in a 10% reservation from every trip to cover fuel and other costs – actual costs may be higher or lower.
Learn more about how much you could earn as an Uber driver in our comprehensive guide.
|Uber type||Gross earnings per trip||Fees deducted per trip||Total earnings|
|UberX||$13.90||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
|UberBlack||$35.60||Uber fee (25%): $8.90|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $3.60
|$23.10 per trip|
$554.40 per day
$2,772 per week
|UberSUV||$42.00||Uber fee (25%): $10.50|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $4.20
|$27.30 per trip|
$655.20 per day
$3,276 per week
|UberLUX||$52.00||Uber fee (25%): $13|
Fuel and other costs (10%): $5.20
|$33.80 per trip|
$811.20 per day
$4,056 per week
For a more tailored earnings estimate, enter your income and vehicle expenses into the calculator below.
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.
As an Uber driver with NSW-accreditation, you can drive 24/7 anywhere in NSW that Uber operates.
These areas are popular among riders:
There are certain times when Sydney Uber drivers are more in-demand, and being available during these busy periods could help you earn more.
Routes to and from the domestic and international airports are popular. Make sure you read our comprehensive guide on picking up and dropping off Uber passengers at Sydney Airport.
It just makes sense, really.
Want to keep your hard earned cash in your pocket? There are two main reasons why you should be considering rideshare insurance:
But rideshare insurance fixes these problems.
Several insurers now offer a rideshare extension on their car insurance policies. Take out this cover and you'll still be covered if you drive your car as part of a ridesharing service. All that dosh will stay in your pocket.
Some insurers only offer a rideshare extension with their comprehensive car insurance policy, but others also offer it on third party fire and theft and third party property damage policies.
Why should I speak to a broker about rideshare insurance?
If you're already an Uber driver, then you probably know most of what's on this page and are just after a link to the app. Well, never fear:
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