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Driving Instructor Earnings

How much does a driving instructor earn?

There are many adverts suggesting that you can earn 30,000 or 40,000 as a driving instructor. Of course not all instructors earn those kind of figures - you will need to work quite long hours to achieve those figures. By the time you've taken costs and expenses into account - car purchase/running costs/franchise/advertising etc, it's more likely that you will earn in the region of 20,000 to 25,000.



Although some driving schools in their marketing have in the past offered a "guaranteed job" if you train with them, the reality is that they are offering you a franchise with no guarantee as to how much you will earn. Many driving instructors end up working as independent instructors, as this is the way of keeping costs to a minimum - no expensive offices, staff or advertising campaigns to be paid for.

However, for instructors who want to get on with instructing rather than worry about marketing, advertising and generally running their own business with the costs and time demands that that involves, a franchise is often a viable option particularly if they find they cannot generate enough new pupils to fill their diary. At the moment their are more qualified instructors on the DVSA Register than ever, but the number of 17 year olds is not currently increasing. This in itself should be an indicator that there may not be enough work to go around! A good driving school franchise can help you to get access to your fair share of the market!