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Uber Driver vs. Taxi Driver

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King1Midas
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 Posted 8 months ago

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Found this. NOt sure how true it is. Probably a gross generalization.

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    bob
    160 Rider
     8 months ago

    Well for one thing the pay on this is way off...

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    RedANT
    1029 Rider Driver
     8 months ago

    Seems about right, with the exception of the taxi driver being "specially trained" (LOL) and the Uber driver making $25-$30 /hr.  (not anymore)

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      LG-PA
      806 Driver
       7 months ago

      Unless the Uber driver makes a single long ride and quits for the day, then Uber driver can say "I just made $30.00 per hour) :), Real average is probably somewhere between $14.00 - $22.00 (on good days)

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        RedANT
        1029 Rider Driver
         7 months ago

        Averages rely greatly on the market you drive in, your knowledge of the area, and how well you manage your driving time.  Holidays and events can also have a big impact on earning potential.  

        Yesterday I drove from 4am - 9:30am.  (5.5 hrs)  Gross earnings were $174  Average hourly gross:  $31

        Today I drove from 4a-10a (6 hrs)  Gross earnings were $180   Average hourly gross:  $30

        Know your market, know the neighborhoods, know local events, and play it like a pro.  The money is still there, you just need to work harder for it.