Your Full Proof Guide To Understanding An Uber Earnings Statement

If you’ve ever stopped and looked at your Uber earnings statement, unsure what the newest line balance means – you’re not alone.

With a never-ending glossary of terms, it can be confusing to know what is what. We’re breaking down everything to know about your statement, including what each term means.

Not all statements look the same, but here are some common items an Uber driver might see on their weekly breakdown or statement.

A sample screenshot of an Uber Earnings Statement.


The overview section is what you will see when initially opening your earning statements. It is the top section on the page that provides a brief overview of the most relevant factors. 


When an Uber earnings statement references a week, it is the week of activity. It will be listed in a 7-day format, like October 31st-November 7th in the snapshot above. 

Total Earnings 

Your total earnings are a surface-level overview number of what you’re taking home for the week. 

Daily Chart

The daily chart is a visual bar graph of which days you’ve worked and how much you earned per day. 


The stats section is located just beneath the overview. The statistics in this section provide a more in-depth look at your numbers from the week – specifically, the amount of time worked. The Stats section has four primary sections: online time, active time, trips, and points. 

Online Time

If you’re asking yourself what online time is in the Uber app compared to active time, you’re not alone. Your online time is the amount of time that you were logged into the app and not doing a job.  

Active Time 

Active time is the time you spend actually working. So if you were driving to pick up a passenger or transporting them, this would fall into the active time category. If you were to be logged into the app and never get a job during the day, you would have 0 active time. 


Trips in the Uber app are just the total number of active trips you perform during a week. Every time you complete a trip, your total trips will go up by one. 


The points section is a part of the Uber rewards program for drivers. Drivers will earn one point for every ride or multiple during peak times. Points help drivers to achieve different reward levels, unlocking statuses, and benefits. 

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Toward the bottom of your Uber earnings statement is a more in-depth breakdown of both earnings and fees and taxes calculated. 

Net Fare

The net fare is the amount that a driver earns on Uber without any fees or taxes removed. In other ways, the net fare shows what a driver earned at face value for their rides during the week. 


Uber often runs promotions for drivers to earn more while working. Promotions are an opportunity for drivers to earn more while doing the work they would already be doing. Common promotions run by Uber include the consecutive trip promotions, quest promotions, and rush hour or peak hour bonuses. 

Other Earnings 

The additional earnings section is likely to include miscellaneous fees and payments you’ve earned through the week while driving for Uber. Examples of this might include small fees that Uber imposes on customers for inconveniences like changing drop-off locations or returning lost items. 


The tips section on your earnings statement will outline how much a driver has earned during the week from tips alone. 


The taxes section on an Uber earnings statement provides an overview of tax deductions, if any, for the week. For example, Canadian drivers will see their GST and HST tax deductions in this section. 

Miscellaneous Earnings & Reimbursements

There are a number of other associated expenses and costs that may pop up in your earnings statements from time to time. If you’re not sure of a term on your earnings statement, check the breakdown below. 


If you need to pay a toll while on an active ride, you will be reimbursed for the cost. Typically, the rider is charged the amount of the toll in their fare, and the amount will be reimbursed as outlined in your earnings statement. 

Cancel Earnings

When a rider cancels their ride with a driver for whatever reason (outside of the grace period), the driver will be provided a convenience fee for their trouble. This fee can be found on the cancel earnings line of your statement. 

Lost and Found

Passengers are notorious for leaving their belongings behind, despite your best warnings. If a passenger leaves something behind and you need to return it, fees are imposed to help cover your inconvenience and the cost of the commute. That reimbursement can be found in the lost and found section. 


If a rowdy passenger were to cause any damage to your vehicle, the damage fee, as determined by the company, will be reimbursed here. The amount will depend on where the damage occurred and how big or small it is. 

Commercial Insurance Credits

Rideshare drivers require specific insurance for their vehicles when working. If you live in a place where it is required, you may receive a commercial insurance credit to help cover the cost of insurance. 

Airport Pickup Bonus

Living near an airport does have some perks, especially for rideshare drivers. Because demand is high (and hassle), you may be eligible for a bonus if you pick up a passenger at the airport. 

WAV Bonus

The amount of wheelchair-accessible vehicles on the road is minute. Because of this, drivers who offer a WAV for those in need may be eligible for a bonus. 

Paid Sick and Safe Time 

Rideshare companies have started to offer paid sick and safe time in response to the coronavirus. If eligible, drivers may be able to receive up to 14 days of paid sick and safe time. 

Long Pickup Bonus

A long pick up occurs when the time it takes a driver to get to a pickup is longer than the assumed time it would take. Whether it is because of construction, traffic, or another reason, drivers may begin earning a bonus for time over that predetermined pickup estimate. 

CA Earnings Adjustment

California mandates that rideshare drivers make 120% of the minimum wage. Because of this, any earnings below this will be adjusted. 

Snow Bonuses

Drivers in certain locations may be able to collect a snow bonus for rides given during snowy or inclement weather. 

Bonuses & Rewards

Lucky for drivers, there are a number of bonuses and rewards that can help to up earnings throughout the year. Here are just a few that might pop up on your earnings statement from time to time. 


Any general bonus payment a driver has earned during the week can be found here. 

Driver Referrals

Have someone in your life that may want to drive? You’re able to receive a driver referral bonus within one to two billing cycles. 

Guarantee Bonus

Some localities require a minimum income for rideshare drivers. Because of this, any gap between your earnings and the minimum required by law may be supplemented by your rideshare app. 

Rental Fees

If you’re currently renting a vehicle through Uber or an affiliate to rideshare, you may see associated rental fees right in the app. 

Rental Rate

This is the amount that you’re paying for your rental each pay period. Usually, the rideshare company will subtract the amount of your rental rate from your earnings automatically. 

Fuel Surcharge

The cost of fuel for the rented vehicle upon return if not equal to what it was when initially rented. 

Loss Damage Waiver

The cost of the waiver covers loss and damages associated with the rental car. This is not required. 

Rental Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees associated with your rental. 

Rental Misc

Any remaining expenses associated with your rental that do not fit into another rental fee category. 

Taxes & Fees

A few remaining miscellaneous taxes and fees may pop up on your next earnings statement. 

Express Pay Fee

Need money sooner than payday? You can withdraw your earnings sooner, but it will cost you. The express pay fee is a small fee put on early withdrawals. 

GST/HST Taxes 

Additional taxes may be placed on earnings in certain locations. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) are two examples of local additional tax deductions for drivers.

The Bottom Line on Uber Earnings Statements

Uber bonuses and terms are constantly changing, making it as important as ever for you to take the time to learn and improve your understanding of Uber pay. This guide acts as a jumping-off point, but don’t forget to read up on promotions that may add a new pay line to your statement.

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