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Female Uber drivers are paid less than Male drivers

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lilly
1024 Rider Guru
 Posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Male Uber drivers get paid 7 percent more than their female counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study which measured trips by 1.8 million drivers from 2015 to 2017.

https://www.recode.net/2018/2/6/16979370/female-uber-drivers-get-paid-less

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    momof4
    8191 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    I drive at night, love to drive fast, but there are certain hoods that once I drop off I dont stay. I will drive rider into these hoods just choose not to stay in them. Most police officers try to avoid them. Unless you are packing, have a bullet proof vest, full body armour, bullet proof car you dont want to stay in some of these hoods in Philly. Thats where I lose money, not accepting trips until after I drop rider off and get back to safer areas of the city or suburbs.

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    MelissaMyers
    139 Rider
     3 years ago

    7%?  That's 93.45 cents to a dollar that their male counterparts are making.  So, perhaps this is a good story that the gap is smaller among Uber drivers.

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      ScarySamantha
      53
       3 years ago

      Right.  and glad to see that since this is one career where I'd like to think it really doesn't matter what gender you are. I mean, you have no boss or peers.  Just so you and the road...

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    TonyAlmeida
    1150 Rider
     3 years ago

    Before people jump to conclusions that this is all sexism, this article attempts to explain the gaps with these three points:

    • When and where: The times and places female Uber drivers work seem to be less profitable. That could be fewer overnight shifts, shifts with shorter wait times or surge-price shifts than men.
    • Driver experience: Drivers who’ve been with Uber longer get paid more, on account of knowing which routes and times tend to pay more. In general, men work for Uber longer than women so they are more experienced. The attrition rate after six months is 77 percent for women and 65 percent for men.
    • Speed: Male Uber drivers conduct more trips per hour than women, meaning they’re actually driving faster, according to the data. More trips mean more money. About 50 percent of the earnings gap is explained away by differences in driving speed.
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      SamanthaC8
      113
       3 years ago

      and right.  that's fair.   This Uber gig should be taken as a control group, where for once sexism and being judged on gender may not be playing a big role.  I wonder if people agree.  It's not like Uber cares for its drivers.  The female driver isn't judged by her boss, her peers, or customers by their gender.

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        CaptainChampion
        127
         3 years ago

        wait, but a female driver can be judged by the passengers.  Particularly male passenger, right? (there are more male riders than female riders...right?  or am I asuming)   Then again, women drivers i'd like to think are more hospitable and friendly, getting better ratings which may affect the over all (and long-term) income.

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    misssarahg
    82 Rider
     3 years ago

    LOL, big surprise its because men speed.

    Speed: Male Uber drivers conduct more trips per hour than women, meaning they’re actually driving faster, according to the data. More trips mean more money. About 50 percent of the earnings gap is explained away by differences in driving speed.

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      george
      57 Rider
       3 years ago

      Gotta speed when there is money to be made!

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    jolly
    40 Rider
     3 years ago

    I don't blame women for not driving at night, driving for Uber is not safe!!

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    bettyvanwhy
    187 Rider
     3 years ago

    This is so interesting, why would they be paid less, it doesn't make any sense.

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      dread
      44 Rider
       3 years ago

      If you read the article, it is because male drivers tend to work during more off hours (ie night shift) when surge might be higher. This isn't Uber paying males more...