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How much do Uber drivers make in New York? (by I Drive with Uber)

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ippei
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 Posted 2 years, 6 months ago

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The article below is an excerpt from Alvia, regarding Uber drivers' pay in NYC.  The link to the full article at the end of the post.  Update: It looks like this article at Alvia has since been removed.

How much money do Uber drivers make in New York?

Uber Driver Salary New York City - NYC

Uber Pay New York / Uber Driver Earnings in NYC

Below, we explore how much money Uber drivers make in New York City.

Who qualifies as an ‘average’ driver? And what kind of variables are being taken into account when assembling salary estimates?

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in New York?

At IDWU, we estimate that Uber drivers in New York make approximately $80,839 per year (take a look at our entire list of Uber pay estimates by city for more salary estimates).

Average Uber Driver Hours

An average Uber driver in NYC works approximately 30 hours per week.

The average trip for an Uber driver pays out $25.91, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (equating to a total hourly wage of $51.82).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total amount for New York City comes out to $1554 per week — meaning that a full year’s salary for an Uber driver in New York is approximately $80,839.

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    lilly
    974 Rider Guru
     1 year ago

    Here is another article outlining how much you can make driving in NYC.

    https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/how-much-do-uber-drivers-make-in-nyc

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    rakotoeric070281
    2
     1 year ago

    i am a uber driver , buying a car was my biggest mistake . if i can make 50 dollar per hour while driving, why would i work only 30 hours ? this is bullshit ! keep in mind uber comission is 30%,tax sale is 8% and black car fund is 1.5% so if passenger paid 40$ then uber get 12$ ,tax is 3.2 $ and car fund is 0.8$ so driver get 24 $ .so out of 40 $ driver get 24 $ and you still need to pay income tax ! 

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      Bigfrank
      380 Driver Driver Rider
       8 months ago

      You bought a new car for these tightwad commies to ride in ? Never ever do that again.

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      HuhnHuhn
      125 Rider
       12 months ago

      Trying to follow the math.  So do you make $24 an hour?  Is that what it comes down to?

      I heard from a friend Uber driver this interesting tidbit.  Drivers definitely lose money on certain rides, and a good portion of all the rides end up losing them money.  You just have to make up for those loses by making sure to have good rides, that are longer and maybe under surge.

      ...and this is why the seasoned drivers who can cherry pick (or at least know when, where, and how to work) can make good profits but others don't.

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      chipsavoy
      138
       1 year ago

      What is the black car fund?

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    ashiq071
    1
     9 months ago

    After cutting your gas tolls car maintenance and Uber commition a fhv driver can make $10 per hour.cry

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      DonutDrivers
      239 Driver Driver
       9 months ago

      Yep, that's part for the course. I argue this article strongly.

      Don't remind me of how little I make.  I used to do the math, but I intentionally ignore. Unhealthy? I gotta get up in the morning first

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    raghunandan.r.a
     5 months ago

    I will give you my pay details if I even make a cent more than minimum wage all of it is yours  if you accept pls text me on 8652998888

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    nevmike79
     5 months ago

    Either this person who put this info here is either mad or stupid dumb, please leave ur job and come drive for these taxi and fhv companies, you might be making 100 an hour, I hope u don't commit suicide  in ur first month of driving as a fhv driver. Hats off to all these drivers that bust their asses working long long hours  and making not even close to minimum wages, just to take care of their family. You ask why the still do it ? They stuck with the car or SUV and and the expenses that came with doing this job, we are screwed, one way or another.

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    msalem2
    4 Driver
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I rented a car for the first 2 months of 2017 then financed one which was the biggest mistake, I made for the whole 2017 gross income of 94K and net profit of 38K after the expenses and depreciation and I have to pay taxes 5K, BTW I worked full time 6 days a week 9-11 hours per day. I believe Uber pay to market those kind of articles to push more drivers in the street

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    SaeedKhuram
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     1 year ago

    You all people are so damn naive...No body and this mean no body make more than $20~$25 an hour net driving in the NYC....by putting 9plus hour on daily basis for 6 days.....With all the stupid expenses no body goes home by putting $10  AN HOUR in their pocket.....Stop arguing and except the reality.....UBER office in LongIsland city is not more than a ghost town lately.....and let’s guess what is the reason?

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    jessica li
    17
     1 year ago

    Woah! I would never expect an Uber driver to make that much. Pretty good for making your own schedule and working whenever you want to! I might quit my day job. 

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    Bigfrank
    380 Driver Driver Rider
     8 months ago

    Oh please I'm getting tired of this nonsense .Ride sharing apps SUCK because the majority of the passengers do not tip which is why ride sharing apps SUCK. Drivers committing suicide in one of the most expensive cities in the world and our taxi rates is equilent to third world countries. Thirty plus years in this business and never imagined that drivers would take their lives because they were overwhelmed  by filthy politicians and investors The quality of passengers in ride sharing apps is DISGRACEFUL and change is needed. When the rates rise as the NY minimum wage goes to $15  per hour hopefully  the quality of passengers will also rise. with the new rates and surcharges. 

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    NikoKritikos
     10 months ago

    Not a single person is clarifying whether this is talking about a professional TLC licensed Uber driver, or the rogue UBERX driver. Alot of these articles out and the questions that ask how much can an uber driver make are asked by Joe schmo sitting on his couch wondering if he can make money driving in his spare time.

    UberX drivers make alot less than TLC uber drivers, but the expenses are ALOT more.

    I drive for uber x (no TLC license) in Westchester county new york. Before taxes we think we are making ok money averaging $16 an hour. But then at the end of the year taxes hit and we owe the gov't $3000 we are screwed. So I went back through my accounting and re-averaged it to $8 an hour. (And I put 80,000 miles on my Cadillac srx.

    So not worth it!

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    uber driver texas
    10
     11 months ago

    I wonder if that includes tips 

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      Bigfrank
      380 Driver Driver Rider
       8 months ago

      What tips ?? Most app passengers are tightwads.

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    jessica li
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     11 months ago

    I heard Uber drivers dont even make minimum wage. I guess it really makes a difference where you are driving.

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    fazlanfaaz
     1 year ago

    Im a driver. I work 6 days everyday i put 10-12 hours. I make 1200$ every week but who take care of my car payment, tolls, and insurance finnaly in end of the week 600$-700$ in my pocket 

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    kitkat22
    213 Rider
     2 years ago

    "At IDWU, we estimate that Uber drivers in New York make approximately $80,839 per year" What!? That is actually relly good!

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      Bigfrank
      380 Driver Driver Rider
       8 months ago

      U guys are smoking crack and spreading lies . If we were all making good money we wouldnt have  DRIVERS KILLING THEMSELVES  

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    CTG07
    223 Rider
     2 years ago

    Maybe I should move to NY....

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    anonymous1
    1 Driver
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    You're spreading misinformation about how much Uber drivers make in NYC and if people sign up they're going to be disappointed. Working 30 hours a week during peak hours (7am-9am, 5pm-7pm) you make anywhere from $600-$800 at most. Extra hours in and you could make up to $1,200 working 45 or more hours. Anything over $1,000 has only happened a few times full-time in the past 7 months. Also, your TLC INSURANCE. $320-$400 a month and collision is an extra $300+ a month. The TLC insurance also expects money up front for the end of the year. Uber's office didn't once bring up how expensive the insurance is and I was already invested too much in Uber NYC to back out.

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      ippei
      1200 Driver Rider Guru
       1 year ago

      Great points!  This article was written by IDriveWithUber (Now Alvia).  

      Here's a good article from TheRideShareGuy on how much a driver could be making in 2017.

      http://therideshareguy.com/how-much-money-can-an-uber-and-lyft-driver-make-in-2017/

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      Bigfrank
      380 Driver Driver Rider
       8 months ago

      Im glad somebody here has common sense. Might I also add the cost of health insurance or having long disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

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      benzanrjeremy
      1
       1 year ago

      Is that 800 dollars before or after taxes 

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        Bigfrank
        380 Driver Driver Rider
         8 months ago

        This is the only job where your pay goes down. In 1988 I was making $1000 per week driving a yellow cab in a taxi garage. That was working 6 days a week with a maximum of 60 hours garage to garage. 

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        anonymous1
        1 Driver
         1 year ago

        Before taxes 1099

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      Ecas1003
      Driver
       1 year ago

      Thank you, well said, those who claim that make X amount are completely full of it... nyc is probably the worst place to be a driver due to all these extra requirements resulting in expenses that only this city has, is a mafia

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        MadMax77
        10 Driver
         1 year ago

        I've been driving in NYC since April 2017 on full time basis started with renting for a few months which was a killer then bought a car and it made a world of difference. my initial investment was $5000 for the car and my monthly expenses are 250 for car, 400 insurance, 450 for gas and around 200 a month for EZ pass plus maintenence if needed. To me its a business not just a job, so I set daily, weekly and monthly goals and with that in mind I manage to gross $6000 a month and net a little under $5k after expenses, and income tax to follow later. 

        I have met and seen guys who gross 2000/week doing just Uber and nothing else which is amazing and I've only managed to do that on my first month, after the first month, its a hustle but can be done if you have the energy to chase it... btw i'm in my 40's and 2 kids... time is of the essence.

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          EnriqueJMuniz
          2
           1 year ago

          How many hours a week do you put in to make that 5000 a month ?

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          Johnnyboy
          Driver
           5 months ago

          I believe this 2k per week because I did it the week of Christmas there were so many people in NYC. Now I’m January I have to hustle harder because rides have gone down. I just started an am renting which is a pain in the ass because if I owned I would pay half but now I have to wait to get in the door because of new legislation that was passed back in August. I believe it’s possible to make 2k per week BUT only with some luck. I did it my third week on the job but I assure you I have no clue how I got so lucky because I’m having a hard time making 2k again. I think I got lucky but if I did it then it is possible so it’s only a matter of getting better at the job now. Kudos to everyone 

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          msalem2
          4 Driver
           1 year ago

          I drive too in NYC and did the same like you, just file your taxes and see how much you're going to pay

          plus the car expenses will start to jump after the first year because the maintainance after the 25000 miles

          changing tires

          for the first year I made gross of 94K net of 38K and I have to 5K in taxes

          good luck

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    RajKc
    -1
     1 year ago

    That’s blushed who wrote this article this is totally wrong you can write anything but it’s not true..

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