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Uber drivers made 600 million in tips this year.

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lilly
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 Posted 12 months ago

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According to CNET "the longer tipping is available in the app, the more passengers hand over gratuities. For instance, in the first six months, Uber drivers earned $200 million in tips and in the last six months drivers earned $400 million."

Looks like we might be seeing a shift in rideshare tipping culture.

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    DFosterG11
    179
     12 months ago

    See, I don't even know if that's a lot or not.  How many Uber rides are there within an year?  What was the gross driver income?  I want to know what the average tip amount was and what the percentage of tip was.  Now, that'd be interesting.

    If waitresses get 15~20%.  What are Uber drivers getting?

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      TonyAlmeida
      1026 Rider
       12 months ago

      Uber revenue was $37Billion in 2017, and they lost $4.5B. 

      So....$600M / $37B = 1.6%

      Uber rider are tipping 1.62%  LOLOL.

      They had four billion rides in 2017.  So $600M / 4billion = $0.15 per ride. 

      Each Uber ride made $0.15 in tip. LOLOL.

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        StuffinMuffin
        777 Driver Rider
         11 months ago

        1.6%?  No.  I make....like.... you know what? I have no idea.  I have to go check.

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        DFosterG11
        179
         12 months ago

        Hahaha, thanks for doing ths math.

        Wait, not I am curious about mine.  That's hilarious.  I think I definitely get more than 1.62% though.

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        ElinaM
        33
         6 months ago

        Like 30-50% of people tip, so that twisted the average for those who tip to like $0.30 to $0.50 

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        Bigfrank
        380 Driver Driver Rider
         6 months ago

        99% of app riders are eligible for the Tightwad of the Year award. 

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    momof4
    7121 Rider Driver
     5 months ago

    Not tipping and blaming Uber is an excuse. At one time that may have been a good excuse in the beginning. Riders know we can be tipped. There are enough forums, articles, threads, and general talk.  Some riders expect you to go out of your way for them, expect limo service for for the few bucks they pay are just cheap, inconsiderate, self entitled asses that no matter what you do, how above and beyond you go, will not part with an extra $1 or $2. Nothing or no one  will change them. People who tip either understand why you tip, or are kind & considerate. Others very generous. 

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    ChristianPerea
    113 Driver
     12 months ago

    I think I got about $3.50 of that six B

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      scantilysam
      101 Rider Driver
       12 months ago

      lol, I think I got like $13. Where are all these big tippers? I call BS.

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    blackandyellow
    118
     12 months ago

    Read the article this figure is for US and Canada, just FYI.

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    hanktoto
    138 Rider Driver
     12 months ago

    This is why we wanted in app tips all along, people are so much more likely to tip when they app suggests it. Glad it is becoming more the norm - though I personally am not really seeing this yet.

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      RelaxedRecliner
      57
       11 months ago

      Uber has it now, but it's too late.  The expectation has been set and no one now tips.

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        stellanRetro
        30
         11 months ago

        The things that sucks is that even though other rideshare companies may have been pro tipping, Uber ruined it for everyone by saying there was no need to tip. Now people just don't tip on rideshares across the board.

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    eyekeyah
    95
     11 months ago

    Ok but one of the big selling points of rideshares vs taxi at the beginning was the frictionless user experience, which included no obligation to tip. This sucks.

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     12 months ago

    @Lilly. Is ther a source on this?

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    Bigfrank
    380 Driver Driver Rider
     12 months ago

    Uber passengers in general are tightwads because their underwear is two sizes smaller than their waist. I would never and ever pick up a uber passenger .

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      dracomalfoy
      178 Driver
       12 months ago

      What rideshare company do you drive for? Or just Taxi?