How much do Uber drivers earn in Australia?

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    This article is based on aggregated income data from Splend members in Australia. 

    The best thing about driving with Uber is that you can choose to work the hours you want and when you want to work.

    As a result, people drive with Uber for some different reasons including:

    1. Driving with Uber full-time as a professional driver
    2. Driving with Uber as a second source of income
    3. Driving with Uber part-time Uber driver who is studying or following a passion

    Therefore, the amount that you earn driving with Uber is directly related to the reason you signed up and the total hours you want to work.

    Below is an estimation of the earnings for an Uber driver who rents a brand new car from Splend.

    Hours per weekEstimated profit, after Uber costs and fuelDriving a new Kia Sportage on a Splend Rent planYour estimated weekly income
    45$1,269$269$1,000


    To put these numbers into context, the minimum wage in Australia was $19.40 per hour in 2019 according to Dingoos.com – this amounts to $873 in a 45-hour work week.

    Comparison website Finder also published an Uber calculator to address the question; How much can you really make as an Uber driver? This Uber Fare Estimate & Cost Calculator allows you to input your earnings and your costs.

     

    Splend has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra where the earnings are slightly different in each state. Below is a breakdown of the earnings in each of the major cities.

    Some Splend members in Sydney and Melbourne, who are professional drivers, are earning over $40+ per hour at peak times and making up to $1,500 – $2,000 per week with Uber

    In Brisbane, some Splend members who are professional drivers, are earning up over $35 per hour at peak times and making up to $1,250 – $1,500 per week with Uber.

    In Perth, some Splend members who are professional drivers, are earning up to $1,000 – $1,500 per week with Uber.

    Splend provides every member with a dedicated Member Success Representative (MSR), whose job is to ensure you are the most profitable Uber driver you can be. MSRs are there to guide you through the process of becoming an Uber driver and take care of your car servicing needs.

    See our plans and pricing to find out more, or sign up to Splend to have our customer service team call you.

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    Balazs Szekely

    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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