An example of potential earnings
LDC instructors who carry out 35 lessons per week, take 4 weeks off for holidays per year and charge our average rate of £24 per lesson (lesson prices vary from area to area), could earn the following per week after meeting all business and car expenses, provided this workload was maintained throughout the year:WEEKLY GROSS INCOME
WEEKLY EXPENDITURE (Including VAT)
The above is equivalent to an annual salary of £29,616 plus a car (The car rental/insurance is based on a Vauxhall Corsa Exclusiv 1.2 5 door with air conditioning). However, because you are self-employed you will make certain tax savings, which will enable you to keep more of the money you earn. Also if you choose to buy rather than rent a driving school car your earnings would potentially increase by a further £1,000 per year.
Naturally, in areas where the lesson rate is higher than the average rate or the type of training given was valued at a higher rate, potential earnings would correspondingly be much greater. For example the above figure of £29,616 would increase to £32,976 at £26 per lesson and £36,336 at £28 per lesson charged.