Every Grab Driver’s Guide To Boosting Per Hour Earnings

There’s a saying: “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” But why not enjoy a good time for a long time? Many drivers work hard on the roads for the goal of improving earnings and giving their loved ones a better life. Some of them went as far as to do the math and came up with the ideal average per hour earnings of $27/hour and above.

The reality is, not all drivers are hitting the magic number. We know you guys have been hustling nonstop, but remember this: it pays to play smart and reduce costs. It can be tiring driving on the roads for so many hours, and that is why we have the #BetterEveryday campaign to help you boost your per hour earnings!

Fixed Costs

Car rental: $88 onwards per day

Variable Costs

  • Petrol: $250-$400/week depending on car model
  • Insurance
  • Food
  • Car Maintenance
  • Car Wash

You can’t do much about the fixed costs, but there’s much you can do about the variables.

#1: Earnings Guarantee

The earnings guarantee scheme has nothing to do with working smart or hard. It’s just straight up welfare for you guys. The beauty of it is that if your fare earnings are low despite hitting the weekly trip target, Grab will credit a cash top-up into your wallet to make up for the shortfall. Let’s say you’re a Ruby tiered driver who clocked in 100 trips in a week, by working 48 hours. Your total earnings for that week is S$1000.

Your per hour earnings is: 1000 / 48 = S$20.83

With earnings guarantee, Grab provides a safety net to make sure you hit S$1,310 for that 100 trips. So you see a top-up of S$310.

Now, your per hour earnings is: 1310 / 48 = S$27.29

Find out more about earnings guarantee here: https://tinyurl.com/yaxwhoqe

#2: Fuel up on savings

Petrol expenses are your biggest enemy here. If you’re a smart driver, you’ll apply for the new Shell Value Drive Card (VDC). You get it at the Grab Driver Centre at Sin Ming from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on a Saturday.

With the new Shell Value Drive Card, you can enjoy a 19% discount when you pay by cash or nets! Learn more about the Shell Value Drive Card.

Imagine paying $250 for petrol per week. With up to 19% discount on petrol, you’ll end up paying $202.50, or $35.70 to $28.90 per day. You’ll be saving about $190 per month on petrol. Indeed, a little does go a long way.

#3: Insure Your Earnings and Well-being

All GrabCar driver-partners are entitled to personal accident insurance. When an accident (touch wood) occurs, the driver and passenger(s) will be covered through the entirety of the trip.

Drive with a peace of mind knowing that you and your passengers are well protected and compensated if disaster does strike. The personal accident insurance will also cushion your expenses especially when it comes to the medical bills.

#4: Healthcare benefits

It can be taxing to be on the road for hours, and falling ill is surely going to take a toll on both your productivity and pockets. Let’s not even talk about how much medical bills are inflating year on year. Thankfully, every Grab driver is entitled to health benefits.

Usually, a general body checkup at hospitals would cost you upwards of $100 for basic packages, while a visit to the General Practice (GP) will cost you from $35 to $50. However, with Grab benefits, you can cash in on complimentary health screenings, dental discounts and subsidised rates at SATA CommHealth, saving you the damage on your earnings. You may also extend these benefits to your family members just by flashing your Grab driver’s app at eligible outlets. Now you truly see why health is indeed wealth.

#5: Lobang Corner can help you save money leh, you know or not?

Other than petrol, medical bills and accidents, you know what else is keeping you from your ideal per hour earnings? Yes, your car maintenance and miscellaneous lifestyle expenses. A lot of Grab drivers are more entrepreneurial than you think, and they may own something on the side. They may also know a guy who knows a guy who owns something. The point is, Grab has partnered with them and more to present the Lobang Corner to you, a marketplace of deals and promotions to help you max out your savings.

For example, you get to enjoy up to 50% off for a car care package from Klar details, which includes high pressure vacuuming and sanitisation of the car interior. There’s also a 20% discount off services and products across the board at Ehicarz, as well as free rim wipe and tyre shine with every car washing service at eco-friendly Slick N Slide.

So next time whenever you have car problems or don’t know how to save money, just think of the Lobang Corner.

Refer here for the full list of serious lobangs across car maintenance, F&B, wellness, retail and household:

#6: All-New GrabPay Deals!

As we all know by now, a small difference in price goes a long way. What about your daily expenses then? They matter! With our new S$1 breakfast deals at Grab pit stops, as well as half price on your car washes, it will save you more than just a few bucks. Don’t underestimate the power of such daily savings!

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As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.