Category: Driving Schools
Keywords: driving school, get driving training, learn how to drive,
A typical income for a driving instructor is around £1600 per month after paying your expenses. It depends on so many things that it’s impossible to give an exact figure and it will vary each year.
If you work for a driving school you’re likely to earn around £15,000 to £20,000 a year.
If you work for yourself you’re likely to earn around £20,000 to £30,000 a year.
I’ve made the above figures comparable to a salary that you’d be given if you were looking for a traditional employed job. Your tax and national insurance isn’t taken out but those figures show what you have left for yourself after you have paid expenses such as the car, fuel, franchise etc.
It comes down to how much you want it. I used to work 36 to 40 hours a week when I first started teaching. I was working 930 am to 1130 am, 1 pm to 3 pm then 6 pm to 8 pm Monday to Saturday with the odd Sunday as well.
There are 3 main factors that affect how much you will earn:
Independent driving instructors like myself generally earn more money than those working at schools because we don’t have a franchise to pay.
That isn’t always the case though. Some independent instructors struggle and have to charge low prices. Some driving schools charge a high hourly rate and once an instructor has paid for their fuel and franchise then the rest is theirs to keep.