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3 reasons why male Uber drivers make more than females

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alisonjgp
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 Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Women Uber drivers earn 93 cents on the dollar compared to men and here is why.

1. How long they’ve been driving on the platform

2. Preferences over where/when to work

3. Driving speed.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-side-hustles-pay-men-more-than-womenincluding-driving-for-uber-2018-06-25

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    DDominico69
    177 Driver
     2 years ago

    This article is BS.  This is one field where the pay is dependant on the work performed and it has nothing to do with gender.  Drivers are getting paid the same for the time and distance carrying passengers.  It's a beautiful straight-forward and gender-neutral topic.  Please don't ruin it with an article like this

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    BGraft89
    616 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    Yeah, I mean...dudes probably work nights and eary mornings like on the weekends where it may not be safe but there's the most opportunity.

    Gotta consider the fulltime vs. part-time aspect too.  Experienced drivers who are full-time make WAY more money per hour.

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      JBurd
      184 Rider
       2 years ago

      Yes, commitment matters.

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      ChrisNorway1
      57
       2 years ago

      Couldn't agree more, but I think that falls into the #1, right?  Experience?  sorta.

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    StuffinMuffin
    843 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Can I point out what Alex Keaton says in the comments?

    "The article actually proves there is no wage gap. It was due to three factors they say: 1)How long they’ve been driving on the platform (i.e. more experience knowing where to get good passengers, plus people on the platform longer probably are more serious and work longer hours), 2) preferences over where/when to work (i.e. willingness to work where customers are and times needed instead of enforcing your own preferences on the market) and 3) driving speed (i.e. being able to serve more customers in the same time, or getting better tips for arriving quicker). So it's the usual female thing where they want to work according to their personal preferences but get paid the same as men who put aside their preferences, endure discomfort and adapt to the market. Shame!"

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    dread
    44 Rider
     2 years ago

    Does driving faster with Uber result in higher pay? If you are also paid by the minute, wouldnt driving slower be more impactful?

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      lacy
      162 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      The cost per minute is pennies, so driving slower does not really result in more money. It might result in an extra few dollars over the course of a day, but driving faster is more likely to get you more fares. This would allow you to make more money. 

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        jbauer
        397 Driver
         2 years ago

        This reminds me of the "spin your tires in the snow' trick that taxi drivers used to employ.

        I don't think this works on Uber though.  I'd imagine the distance is measured by the GPS.  I mean, of course.  there's no physical taximeter rigged to the car.

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          bBerman81
          275 Rider
           2 years ago

          I can't imagine this making a huge difference in pay. 

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            jbauer
            397 Driver
             2 years ago

            Oh, it does, my friend.  You can see the meters go wild when you step on it on ice.  

            Have you ever been stuck in snow?  You give it gas, wheels spin, and take a look at the speedometer.  "Going" fast is easy. and going fast means more distance and more money.

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      JWileySmith
      148 Rider
       2 years ago

      Driving faster will get you more fares, as you can complete more rides this way.  

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    brett
    60 Rider
     2 years ago

    The first point is interesting as the early Uber drivers have a higher commission (Uber takes less from them) as they signed up before a certain date. I bet in the beginning most drivers were men.

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    sending daisies
    4
     2 years ago

    This makes sense. As a female driver I don't drive near the bars at night but that is where there is always surges.

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    KillaBeez
    31
     2 years ago

    Surprised no one has mentioned the talent pool that drastically affects the quality and experience of the workers.  There are way more men in the rideshare driving market.  So naturally, there will be more skilled and experienced drivers that are male out there.

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      KaySHarvey
      101
       2 years ago

      Woah, wait.  This is the average, we are talking about here, right?  Sure, there are more males in this profession than females, but shouldn't there be on average just as many skilled female drivers as male drivers?

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    dishesswishes
    64
     2 years ago

    In the article they talk about men making more doing side hustles as men tend to do hard labor like landscaping and women tend to side hustle things like watching kids/babysitting.

    Does this seem odd to anyone else that we pay our landscapers more then the people caring for our children?!

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      TonyAlmeida
      1150 Rider
       2 years ago

      Whether it's a man or woman taking care of a child, that spouse still "earns" half the pay that comes into the family.  If a dad makes $120K a year and the mom stays at home, she effectively makes $60K.  Not $0.

      Why can't we think about it like we are suppsoed to be.  This isn't sexist what I am saying, is it?

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      FitBitMeIn
      136
       2 years ago

      Is that really true though.  Childcare costs a lot of money.  Go to any daycare or nursery.

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    Ghollingsworth
    51 Rider
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    It would be interesting to see if they make compensation gender-blind.

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    dwayneJR
    70
     2 years ago

    This doesnt take into accoutn all the tickets given out to the "fast" Uber drivers.