How much do Uber drivers make in London?

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How much money do Uber Drivers earn in London, United Kingdom?

In this post, we explore the question of how much Uber drivers typically make, per year, operating in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom.

For more information on signing up as an Uber driver in London, check out our city guide here.

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in London?

Our estimate for drivers operating in London is approximately £56,802 per year (a complete list of Uber pay estimates by city is available here).

A ‘Typical Driver’ in London

An average Uber driver in the London area works around 30 hours per week.

The average trip for an Uber driver pays out £18.20, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., an hourly earnings total of £36.41).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are £1092.34 — making a year’s salary for a driver £56,802.

Methodology

This yearly salary estimate for London Uber Drivers includes a basic projection of operating cost (fuel, maintenance, taxes, fares and tolls). However, costs differ significantly depending on vehicle, driver, and a driver’s rideshare strategy (see hotspot information below for tips on how to make extra money as an Uber driver).

London Uber UK Hot Spots & High Demand Areas – 

Make More Money as an Uber Driver in London by driving in ‘Hot Spot’ Locations & Utilizing Uber UberInsights Tool

If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in London, operate near these locations (for an interactive hot-spot map, called UberInsights, click HERE):

Uber Insights (uberinsights.co.uk)

To use the interactive map linked above, simply click on the link, and then select a time & place you wish to drive. As you zoom in, you will see the corresponding area ‘colored-in’, indicating relative demand.

  • Green = Average Predicted Demand
  • Orange = Medium Predicted Demand
  • Red = High Predicted Demand

To demonstrate, the maps below are for a typical Saturday Night in London at 10pm:

Close Up (Central London)

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Wide View (London, Saturday Night, 10pm)

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