How much do driving instructors earn?

How much do driving instructors earn?

As a general rule, there’s no reason why you can’t earn more than £30,000 a year with driveJohnson’s.

We have instructors that earn over £40,000+ a year doing it full time.

Your earning potential will vary on the following factors:

  • How many hours you decide to work a week
  • The areas you are teaching in
  • Consistency of driving lessons a week
  • The amount of time you give yourself between each lesson
  • The start and finish time
  • If you sign up to franchise thats £800-£1000 a month then these figures aren’t possible
  • At driveJohnson’s it’s all about keeping your overheads low

ADI Earnings Breakdown

Here’s the breakdown of earnings of one of our instructors, who teaches in Milton Keynes.

Driving Instructor in MK

Breakdown of Earnings (51 hour week)

INS

4 Hours @ £24 starter offer = £96

32 Hours @ £27.50 = £880

15 Hours @ £26.50 = £397.50

Total = £1373.50

OUTS

Car (owns his car outright) but let’s say he leases the vehicle @ £80 per week (going rate)

Fuel for 51 hours = £3 per hour x 51 = £153

Insurance = £10 per week

Repairs = covered in lease deal

Franchise = £73.50 (Our highest rate, lower rates available depending on your location and circumstances)

Other = £25

Take Home (weekly): £1032

Take home (Yearly with 4 weeks off holiday): £49,536

Driving Instructor in Bedford

Breakdown of Earnings (35 hour working week)

INS

2 Hours @ £24 starter offer = £48

22 Hours @ £27.50 = £605

11 Hours @ £26.50 = £291.50

Total = £944.50

OUTS

Car (owns his car outright) but let’s say he leases the vehicle @ £80 per week (going rate)

Fuel for 40 hours = £3 per hour x 40 = £120

Insurance = £10 per week

Repairs = covered in lease deal

Franchise = £53.50 (Average franchise rate)

Other = £25

Take Home (weekly): £656

Take home (Yearly with 4 weeks off holiday): £31,488

The beauty about being your own boss is you can work when you want. We have over 300 instructors and each instructor has their own diary and chooses when they want to work. Every instructor has a differing circumstances, some of no dependents and they are very money driven so they work 50 hours a week and some instructors have children, so can only work between school hours.

Other instructors try to get a balance of both worlds by working around 35-40 hours a week, which still allows time for the family by getting home at 6pm and allowing 2 days off still.

Whatever your requirements, the driveJohnson’s franchise will still mean you can make money.
If you are someone that only wants to work 25-35 hours a week then you may struggle to make profit by joining other national companies charging in the region of £230-£250 a week franchise.
If you want to work 45-55 hours a week with us then you can and you will see an even tidier net profit.

In certain areas like Oxford, we charge £28 and £29 an hour and the offers are dearer too. So someone in Oxford could expect to earn £10,000-£20,000 more a year.

You may talk to instructors whilst enquirying about becoming a driving instructor and they may laugh or say these figures are not possible.

At driveJohnson’s they are. We can show you over 200 instructor diaries that are busy.

What does a 35-hour working week calendar look like?

35 Hour Working Week Calendar

What does a 25-hour working week calendar look like?

51 Hour Working Week Calendar

What does a 51-hour working week calendar look like?

51 Hour Working Week Calendar

A few reasons why you might not earn more than £30,000 a year

  • You don’t do more than 30 hours a week.
  • You don’t manage your diary well.
  • You leave large gaps between lessons. We usually recommend 20-30 minutes.
  • You cancel on your pupils, therefore, when they cancel on you at short notice it’s a bit cheeky to charge.
  • You buy an unreliable car and it’s off the road too much.
  • You cover too many areas and spend too much time commuting between pupils lessons.
  • You don’t do double lessons, 2 hours together.

You are your own boss, but if you want to make serious money, then it does need to have some self discipline skills and not do the above mentioned.

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