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Driver Earnings by City - Per hour before expenses [The RideshareGuy]

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Earnings of Drivers by City. I saw people asking so I thought I'd post this table I saw at RideShareGuy last year.  I included the link below to the original article. This is a survey done in 2017.

"We recently ran one of the biggest rideshare driver surveys to date and 995 rideshare drivers reported an average hourly earnings of $16.02 per hour before expenses.  But with the help of Alejandro Henao, a PhD researcher from University of Colorado Denver (and former Uber/Lyft driver for research), we also compared the reported earnings by city and here’s what we found:

What market do you primarily drive in? $/hr Rank
San Francisco, CA & Bay Area $23.17 1
NYC & Jersey $20.40 2
Boston, MA $18.85 3
Seattle, WA $18.65 4
Chicago, IL $17.14 5
Los Angeles (LA & Orange Counties) $16.93 6
Sacramento $16.79 7
Pittsburgh, PA $16.50 8
Portland, OR $16.32 9
Denver, CO $15.89 10
Cleveland, OH $15.83 11
San Diego, CA $15.68 12
Philadelphia, PA $15.65 13
Atlanta, GA $15.52 14
Washington DC $15.21 15
Las Vegas, NV $15.12 16
Phoenix, AZ $14.76 17
Houston, TX $14.09 18
Salt Lake City $14.09 19
Dallas, TX $13.75 20
Nashville, TN $13.75 21
Miami, FL $13.55 22
Orlando, FL $12.73 23
Tampa Bay, FL $12.50 24
Charlotte, NC $10.00 25

It’s no surprise that San Francisco & the Bay Area are where drivers reported earning the most.  Competition for drivers is fierce in the Bay Area since there are so many competing services, and that means lots of incentives and bonuses for drivers.  And since rideshare was basically born in SF, it’s a mature market...

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Earnings of Drivers by City. I saw people asking so I thought I'd post this table I saw at RideShareGuy last year.  I included the link below to the original article. This is a survey done in 2017.

"We recently ran one of the biggest rideshare driver surveys to date and 995 rideshare drivers reported an average hourly earnings of $16.02 per hour before expenses.  But with the help of Alejandro Henao, a PhD researcher from University of Colorado Denver (and former Uber/Lyft driver for research), we also compared the reported earnings by city and here’s what we found:

What market do you primarily drive in? $/hr Rank
San Francisco, CA & Bay Area $23.17 1
NYC & Jersey $20.40 2
Boston, MA $18.85 3
Seattle, WA $18.65 4
Chicago, IL $17.14 5
Los Angeles (LA & Orange Counties) $16.93 6
Sacramento $16.79 7
Pittsburgh, PA $16.50 8
Portland, OR $16.32 9
Denver, CO $15.89 10
Cleveland, OH $15.83 11
San Diego, CA $15.68 12
Philadelphia, PA $15.65 13
Atlanta, GA $15.52 14
Washington DC $15.21 15
Las Vegas, NV $15.12 16
Phoenix, AZ $14.76 17
Houston, TX $14.09 18
Salt Lake City $14.09 19
Dallas, TX $13.75 20
Nashville, TN $13.75 21
Miami, FL $13.55 22
Orlando, FL $12.73 23
Tampa Bay, FL $12.50 24
Charlotte, NC $10.00 25

It’s no surprise that San Francisco & the Bay Area are where drivers reported earning the most.  Competition for drivers is fierce in the Bay Area since there are so many competing services, and that means lots of incentives and bonuses for drivers.  And since rideshare was basically born in SF, it’s a mature market with huge numbers of passengers taking rideshare everywhere they go.  So low driver supply and high passenger demand means big earnings potential, which we can see above.

https://therideshareguy.com/which-cities-do-uber-drivers-make-the-most-money-in/

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    RedANT
    1029 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    The number for Seattle is really low.  I'd suspect that the only ones earning that little are the ones that hang out at the airport.  Even daytime drivers during the winter months make more than that. 

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    EminAliev
     9 months ago

    Actually, the number in Chicago is lower. Many people do Uber and Lyft. It looks like it is not like a year ago. It is getting worst

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    ChatswickFan
    247
     10 months ago

    This is sad.  That's all they make?  that's pretty low hourly rate.

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      RedANT
      1029 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      And those are before expenses like car payments, insurance, gas, maintenance, oil changes, etc.

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        ChatswickFan
        247
         10 months ago

        Crap. I feel so ignorant.  That's *before* expenses?  No wonder why the "independet contractor" conversation is always prominent in these driver discussions.  If you were an employee, these expenses will be covered by the employer and THEN you get your hourly pay.

        If we are going by independent contractor scale, drivers should be getting paid way more than these figures on the list.

        Has anyone figured the hourly rate AFTER expenses?  That's the figure that should be discussed.