Potential earnings as a driving instructor

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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
35 lessons at £24 each
£840
LDC Materials Income
£20

Total Income
£860

WEEKLY EXPENDITURE (Including VAT)
Car Rental / Insurance
£90
Fuel
£80
Franchise Fee
£42
Average top-up pupil fees
£20

Total Expenditure
£232

PRE TAX EARNINGS
£628

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.