Potential earnings as a driving instructor

Driving Instructor Training with LDC

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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 £30 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 £30 each
£1,050
LDC Materials Income
£10

Total Income
£1,060

WEEKLY EXPENDITURE (Including VAT)
Car Rental / Insurance
£90
Fuel
£70
Franchise Fee
£50
Total Expenditure
£210

PRE TAX EARNINGS
£840

Assuming you delivered 35 hourly lessons on average per week with 4 weeks holiday per year the above would be equivalent to £39,768 per annum with a company car ( 5 door Corsa Design 1.0i ecoTEC 90ps with air conditioning and assuming a typical driving instructor insurance cost of £520 per year – around £10 per week). 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.