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According to Quartz, Uber drivers make just about the same amount as minimum wage workers

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johnblotter
97 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

Quartz is estimating that driver pay is fairly low, right around minimum wage jobs. I think this is fairly accurate.

https://qz.com/1278707/the-uber-economy-is-actually-just-the-low-wage-economy/

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    RPaulson
    560 Driver
     4 years ago

    Yes, thanks.  but we all know that.

    How much I make per hour depends on how I count the denominator of the equation, i.e. how many hours I am actually working.    Do I count all the hours I am on the road or only coutn the hours I am driving passengers?

    See, I don't feel like I am working when I am waiting on the side of the road.  That's the fringe benefit of being an Uber driver.  I can read, nap, play games on iPhone, knit, whatever.

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      RacRay79
      142 Driver
       4 years ago

      Haha, the "fringe benefits."  Makes sense though. What other job gives this ultimate flexibility.

      ...and really, if I am taking a nap, I don't expect to make money.  Yes, I may gripe at Uber for not getting me enough fare, but I feel like that's a different problem.