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Male Uber drivers Make more than Women!

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cheryl s
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 Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Apparently this new study details how male Uber drivers are able to surpass women in earnings. This is not a new topic of discussion - but additional reasons why this is the case are presented here.

Some reasons include: experience, speed, and location preference. 

https://www.whio.com/news/male-uber-drivers-make-more-money-than-women-new-report-shows/XSGLaV4s2XoMYI6EJi1pPM/

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    KristenJanetKim
    316 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    I make more because I can drive XL. But I also make more than Uber when I drive kids. The kid rideshare apps I use are limited to the San Francisco Bay Area and L.A. (Zūm, Kango, HopSkipDrive). HopSkipDrive is also in Denver. Minimum pay is $16-$20 per ride, even one for less than a mile. Very few men drive kids because most parents feel more comfortable having women pick up their kids.

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      LCarpenter
      219 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      I am intrigued.  What are the rates like for those kid Ubers?  Like HopSkipDrive?  I went to their site but they dont' seem to post it.  Is it flat fees or do they actually pay for duration and distance?

      You say men don't drive them, but I assume it's because of the preference by the company then. 

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        KristenJanetKim
        316 Rider Driver
         10 months ago

        They pay time and distance as well, but the minimum you will make is $16 per ride. I’ll give you some examples of rides, I’ve had in the past. I had a ride from Menlo Park to San Jose that was 1 hour & 15 minutes and 32.6 miles, the pay was $51.17. Trips that are 5 miles or less are typically $16. A 15.4 mile trip, 16 min, 46 sec. was $23.30. You always know the destination and estimated pay before you accept the ride. I’ve encountered 1 male kid driver. The companies were founded and are run by women who are moms. There is nothing on their sites that say men can’t apply. But I’ve seen parent requests for a woman driver only. 

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          LCarpenter
          219 Rider Driver
           10 months ago

          $16 minimum.  I would take $10 for Uber. Those short trips kill me 

          Appreciate the data. Very helpful 

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        RainbowRash
        99 Rider
         10 months ago

        That would be a gender discrimination, and the company should be dinged for it.  

        Unless, of course, men aren't applying.  I am sure that does happen, beause I'd like to think women have more patience with kids and are better with kids.  No, I am not being sexist here.

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          KristenJanetKim
          316 Rider Driver
           10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

          Like I said in my previous comment, it does not say that they’re looking for women drivers only. I think men tend not to apply for a number of reasons. They may not like or want to deal with kids, they don’t have experience working with kids, which would exclude anyone, men and women, and the peak hours are before and after school on weekdays. There is very little evening and weekend activity.

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          tarheelinnavy
          Rider Driver
           10 months ago

          How would that be any more discrimination, then Hooters not hiring male servers, or STRIP CLUBS not having men stripping?? THAT'S what I thought!

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    Wes
    1496 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    I would doubt that actually.  I think female drivers tend to receive much larger and more frequent tips than men which could easily offset the ladies (assumed) preference for avoiding late night crowds and drinking customers (which I totally understand). 

    So if it's true that male drivers make more, I think we can substantiate it's a result of "time of day or geographic location) than gender of the driver.

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      tarheelinnavy
      Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Maybe in some areas, but I haven't met anyone in the Triangle that makes what I make, mainly because they don't put in the time I do. I ONLY drive nights, that's where the big bucks are. 

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    momof4
    7157 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    I don't agree with speed and experience. I believe location could  be a factor. As a female driver obviously I start out in whatever location I want but where I end up I don't know until I start trip. Once I start trip if I see I am dropping off in a rough neighborhood where violence, shootings, and murder rate is high I don't stay in that area. I don't accept new request until I am in safer area and I put app back on. I am not paid enough to stay in bad hoods for hours on end. So yes I lose income. 

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      RedANT
      969 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Agreed.  I think the biggest factor is that guys tend to be more willing to work late night bar closing shifts, while many of us tend to work more mornings and days when its safer. 

      I want to make money, but I'm not willing to take as many chances like the guys do. 

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        momof4
        7157 Rider Driver
         10 months ago

        I actually work nights. Especially bar pick ups. Lol  Money is good then. I am 53 if a guy hits on me I just repind I am old enough to be your mom/grandmom. Most laugh and back off some don't but so far it's been ok. I've been able to handle it. I don't stay in bad neighborhoods though. I will drop off there but on my way I take no new request. Uber doesn't pay enough for me to stay in some Philadelphia hoods. So yes I do lose money and waste gas. Speed and experience different story lol

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          RedANT
          969 Rider Driver
           10 months ago

          We each have our own niche.  I've always driven mornings only.  Probably not the most profitable shift to work, but I still make ok money based on part time hours, so I'm not complaining. 

          As far as guys, I never have anyone hit on me anymore.  frown 

          - RedANT  (Mom of two, grandma of five, and new great grandma!)

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      LCarpenter
      219 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Experince, I agree.

      Speed?  Men drive faster?  but if you drive fast, you may cover more distance, but you will lose out on the time. (Though we get paid more on distance.)

      Location Preference?  Do you think driving in the ghetto will net you more money than driving in more affluent areas or business areas?  I'd think it would be the opposite.  

      ...or are you referring to how women with that preference will get less rides?

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        momof4
        7157 Rider Driver
         10 months ago

        I don't drive much during the day so I can't speak for business area. I do know certain areas in not so good neighborhoods do surge a lot during weekends. I've taken riders to those areas, I got beat on 2 fares when I first started when I picked people up  in those areas and had a gun go off a block or 2 away. Some dumbass kids shooting up in the air. Those bullets have to come down I don't want to be around when they do. Not saying that can't happen in any hood but I just don't feel safe in those areas. I know 2 male drivers who drive into and will pick up and I know one that does what I do. Drop off and get out. It sucks because everyone isn't bad in those areas it's just the ones that are ruin it.

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    LCarpenter
    219 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    This is total crap.  Experience, speed, and location preference?

    I'd say it's more the time and the hours they work (guys can work nights), bigger "talent" pool (more there are, more talented drivers are around), ....that's it.

    I maybe give it to experience.  Maybe Uber drivers were taxi drivers.  They obiously know the ropes.