Thursday, 24 May 2007

How long does it take to earn £30k as a Driving Instructor?

Just a quick on here - if you're one of those who does actually want to earn the £30k I've done a quick straw poll.

Only 10% of driving instructors will ever reach that magical figure.

Bearing in mind that more than 60% of driving instructors are working 6 or 7 day weeks - it's going to be a long hard slog to get there - but it is possible!

Of the instructors I have spoken to - they reached the £30k figure after serious work for about 5 years.

In their first year 80% of them made a loss from driving instruction - once training fees had been figured in.

In their second year, they felt that they probably worked 60+ hours a week for less than the minimum wage.

In their third year the average seems to have been around £12k for a lot of work. These instructors all continued taking further qualifications. None of them sat back with their green badge.

In their fourth year they earnt over £20k, and worked hard on reducing their costs and increasing their business skills.

In the fifth year they hit the £30k. They reckon they worked about 65 hours/week including travelling between training sessions. An hourly wage of around £8.87.

Only one of them relies purely on training learners.

Just thought you might like to know.

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