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How much do Uber drivers make?

 

 

 How much do Uber drivers make

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We wrote this blog post because we often get asked the question – “ how much do uber drivers make ?” In coming up with the statistics discussed in the rest of this blog post we collected our information from the following sources:

  1. Publicly available Uber revenue statistics
  2. Statistics made available by Uber
  3. Driver interviews
  4. Estimations of earnings based on Uber rates per minute and mile (for individual cities across the globe).

 

“The results”:

  • 18% of Uber Drivers are Uber Black drivers (More than 6 months on the platform
  • 52% of Uber Drivers are Part timers (working less than 20hrs per week)
  • 42 % of Uber Drivers work over 20hrs a week
  • 20% of Uber drivers (1 in 5 drivers) work more than 40hrs a week

The estimated average earnings of UberX Drivers (before costs) in the United States is $45,448 per year before any costs..

Globally, estimated average UberX Driver earnings vary widely anywhere from $11,896 to $92,453 before any costs.

 

 

“Estimated earnings in 24 cities around the globe”:

 

#City Estimated Earnings in US ($) – per yearEstimated Earnings in Local Currency – per year
1Atlanta, US$39,929N/A
2Boston, US$46,032N/A
3Chicago, US$42,358N/A
4Dallas, TX US$39,602N/A
5Houston,TX US$43,965N/A
6Johannesburg, South Africa$38,892R 540,172
7Lagos, Nigeria$19,4983,899, 670 Naira
8London, UK$60,05838,999 Pounds
9Los Angeles, US$43,266N/A
10Mexico City, Mexico$15,596Mex $ 264,343
11Miami Florida, US$42,184N/A
12Minneapolis, US$47,037N/A
13New Delhi, India$15,7081,047,258 Rupees
14New York, US$63,127N/A
15Rome, Italy$65,57158,545 Euros
16San Diego, US$45,011N/A
17San Francisco, US$48,920N/A
18Seattle, US$49,165N/A
19Singapore$26,28137,015 SGD
20Stockholm, Sweden$47,087392,397 KR
21Sydney, Australia$53,763A$ 76,805
22Tijuana, Mexico$16,721Mex $ 283,414
23Toronto, Canada$41,86855,824 CAD
24Washington DC, US$43,950N/A

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Note: The earnings estimates in the table above do not take into account any costs to the Uber driver. Also, the assumption here is that the Uber driver is driving under the UberX platform, and works 40hrs a week.

Note -For Uber Drivers and Entrepreneurs who have not downloaded our kit(s), we provide a vast amount of professionally vetted information and business analysis that will help you run a successful uber business.

 

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106 thoughts on “How much do Uber drivers make?”

    1. For most cities that Uber operates in, if driving for yourself, (for UberX), your car insurance is the only thing you need insurance wise.
      Hope that answers your question. Just find a company that is Uber friendly, so that you don’t run into issues when you need to make a claim (if you ever need to).

      1. Thank Mr. Akande, am considering joining Uber not as a driver but as an entrepreneur, I want to get a car to work for me but I would like to get someone who qualifies to work for Uber! Please can you kindly advise what I can do.
        Thank you

  1. I would like to be a professional uber driver /partner in South Africa Pretoria
    I am driving Audi A4, therefore I will opt for Uber black and Uber X

  2. Hi there
    I am interested in buying a car and finding a driver to drive it for me, full time, with Uber. What are the costs I would incur and how much percentage of the profit would the driver pay to me? Do you have a list of registered Uber drivers who are looking for cars? How successful would this idea be?
    Thanks, Kirsty

      1. Hi pacy
        Globally, estimated average UberX Driver earnings vary widely anywhere from $11,896 to $92,453 before any costs.

        Goodluck,
        joseph for uberkit.net support

    1. a) How much an Uber black driver earns depends on a number of factors including-

      • Ubers commission which varies depending on the Uber Service & city you are in
      • Cost of Gas
      • Cost of Repairs
      • Cost of Maintenance
      • Tax payments
      • Cost of depreciation (of your car)
      • Acquisition model of car
      • And other factors

      For more information on that, see our Uber Black kit – http://www.uberkit.net/me/uberblack.php

      1. Are you sure no rides were adjusted? Are you renting a phone? Are you leasing a car through Uber? The disparity could be as a result of a number of things.

  3. Well I drive for Uber black in Las Vegas Nevada I have an 07 BMW 550 I custom Monica blue really nice car however I never got any select passengers it’s all UberX said the pay is terrible and they take their fees so good luck

    1. Hello Jonn. Why don’t you opt out of picking up UberX passengers? You should email uber so you only get Uber Black rides, if you are getting swarmed with UberX rides.

  4. hi
    I have a Mazda 5 7seater 2007 model. if i were to work as “driver”for +- 3hrs a day to destinations in and around Johannesburg and surrounding areas including pretoria, basically a radius of 100km from Johannesburg cbd. What would be an average turnover i can make in a month.

    1. a) How much you earn depends on a number of factors including-
      • Ubers commission which varies depending on the Uber Service & city you are in
      • Cost of Gas
      • Cost of Repairs
      • Cost of Maintenance
      • Tax payments
      • Cost of depreciation (of your car)
      • Acquisition model of car
      • And other factors

      Download either of our kits for more information (UberX kit or Uber Black kit).
      UberX kit: http://www.uberkit.net/me
      Uber Black Kit: http://www.uberkit.net/msa/

  5. hi,
    Im also interested in purchading a car , but to be driven by a driver on a permanenr basis, please advice on the cost and profits I can expect if I purchase a brand new Mazda 3 sedan.

    1. a) How much you earn depends on a number of factors including-
      • Ubers commission which varies depending on the Uber Service & city you are in
      • Cost of Gas
      • Cost of Repairs
      • Cost of Maintenance
      • Tax payments
      • Cost of depreciation (of your car)
      • Acquisition model of car
      • And other factors

      Download either of our kits for more information (UberX kit or Uber Black kit).
      UberX kit: http://www.uberkit.net/me
      Uber Black Kit: http://www.uberkit.net/me/uberblack.php

  6. In interested in driving for uber but I dont have a car and dont want the burden of finding insurance. Any suggestions?

  7. Hi there
    I am interested in buying a car and finding a driver to drive it for me, full time, with Uber. What are the costs I would incur and how much percentage of the profit would the driver pay to me? Do you have a list of registered Uber drivers who are looking for cars? How successful would this idea be?
    Thanks Bandile Nyembe

    1. Hello Bandile:

      In response to your questions, see our answers
      a) Your costs and profit vary depending on your location and other factors.
      You can take a look at the “Financial Workbook” by downloading either of our uberkits.

      b) As at today – May 12th 2016, We do not have a list of registered Uber drivers who are looking for cars.If there is enough demand for this, perhaps we can start something up.

  8. Hi there ,

    My question is,Is it possible to become an uber partner before having a car whereas i’m not willing to drive but would like to get an uber driver from your guys side when the vehicle is already in place, just checking for now if it possible to so as a method of reserving some space so that when i’m up to speed with a vehicle then I know i’m good to GO! and how would one go about in completing the process. I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Your rational response would be largely valued.

    Thanks,
    Rich Mandlaze

  9. I am from Lesotho and would like to become an Uber driver in johannesburg. How possible can that be?

    Thanks

    1. Per Uber Johannesburg – “you will need to have a South African drivers license to be able to drive on the Uber platform”. So you should be fine, as long as it is a drivers license that is South African.

  10. Hello I need to know if I was once arrest for drinking n driving 2years back but never went to court but my finger prints were taken so I need to know if uber will allow me as a driver?

    1. You probably will not pass the drivers verification phase, if you have a record of this. Uber takes driver verification (criminal & driving history) serious. You can always go through the process and see what happens. Let us know how this goes, and what city you are in, if you don’t mind.

  11. Hello I reside in joburg, I would like to know where to train as uber driver and documents I needed to have.
    Thanks.

  12. Good Morning, I live in Kempton Park and would like to join Uber by providing a car to a responsible driver. I do not have any information whatsoever about how much the driver would make in a day. This would help me to make judgement of what deal I would make with the driver, in other ways it will help me to make a properly structured business plan. Kindly provide information on the following:
    1. Average revenue per day
    2. Average cost of running the vehicle per day or month
    3.Areas you are more than likely recommend to run the service.
    Thank you and your response will be highly appreciated.

    1. I am a partner in Lagos, Nigeria (I own 3 cars which I employed 3 drivers to drive for me. I suggest you give the driver a percentage of earnings rather than a salary.
      In mine, and many other friends’ cases, we give our drivers 20% of earnings after all expenses (Uber fees, Fuel, Tolls etc) have been deducted.

  13. Hi, I live in boyne city, Michigan. It’s a pretty small city, but a high volume population during the summer and winter months. The sad part is there is only two or three personal taxi services that are seldomly available. I bartend at boyne resorts and have guests continually ask me about uber or any taxi services. I know there is money to be made, but it’s currently not available in our city. Between a 20 mile radius there is at least 10,000 plus residents. With plenty of bars, a casino, resorts/lodging, and restaurants. What steps should I try to get uber in the area? Would it be profitable for uber and myself? Or is the area to low of a population?
    Look forward to hearing your input!
    Thank you,
    Justin Boughton

  14. Hi there
    I am interested in buying a car and using it as uber my biggest problem is having to explain to relatives how it will work and will I need to hire a driver or uber has a list of drivers that they recommend . What are the costs I would incur and how much percentage of the profit would the driver pay to me? How successful would this idea be?

    thanks
    Nothando N

    1. Yes it does. A Toyota Corolla is approved for UberX services. However, the car should have no major cosmetic damage. You can check out other requirements here ( http://www.uberkit.net/blog/how-to-become-an-uber-driver-in-south-africa/) and also other vehicle eligibility requirements can be found on ( http://www.uberkit.net/blog/list-of-uber-approved-cars-in-johannesburg-south-africa-90-vehicles/) & ( http://www.uberkit.net/blog/list-of-uber-approved-cars-in-durban-south-africa/)

  15. Hi! I need some advice. When I attempted to sign-up for Uber, I realized I was filling out the wrong application. Since I don’t have the car I will use for Uber yet, I only wanted to sign-up myself….well, now I keep getting defaulted back to the original application, which is now stuck on the insurance docs request page. I’ve had a chat with Uber, but it didn’t fix the problem. It’s so frustrating because I’m ready to purchase a vehicle, but I want to make sure I’m approved first. Any suggestions?

    I appreciate any help with this!!

    1. Hello Quanza, I would suggest you keep trying to contact Uber directly. You can send a mail to Uber stating the problem. You can also use the application to get through to them. Uber will rectify the issue once it is acknowledged.

      Kunle

  16. Khetani

    I am interested in buying a car for my two children 7 and 9 and find an Uber driver. What are the costs I would incur and how much percentage of the profit would the driver pay to me? what is the process of registering for them and the requirement?

  17. Khetani

    I am interested in buying a car for my two children 7 and 9 and find an Uber driver. What is the process of registering for them and the requirement?

    1. Will also appreciate if you can send me the kit to help me better understand how to pay and reach agreement with drivers. Thanks

  18. I tried to sign in to my uber profile for the first time yesterday, it told me my account was deactivated . I got ahold of Uber live support chat, they told me my insurance and registration needed to be resubmitted, so I did that. I received a text this morning saying congratulations you are now ready blah blah blah click on the link below to get a started or whatever, so I did that brings me to the Uber driver sign in screen for the App. I go to sign in and it still says I’m deactivated. Any suggestions on how I may be able to fix this. Or possibly an explanation why it’s still doing this?

    1. Per your question Jesse, I think your best bet is to go into your local Uber office and make your issue known

      Kunle

  19. I tried to sign in to my uber profile for the first time yesterday, it told me my account was deactivated . I got ahold of Uber live support chat, they told me my insurance and registration needed to be resubmitted, so I did that. I received a text this morning saying congratulations you are now ready blah blah blah click on the link below to get a started or whatever, so I did that brings me to the Uber driver sign in screen for the App. I go to sign in and it still says I’m deactivated

  20. Hi,
    I am hemi from Mauritius.
    Uber is not available in Mauritius.

    I wonder if I could get an email contact so that I could send a request for the implementation of UBER in Mauritius and for partnering with UBER

    I can be contacted through my email address as per below:
    nbhugow**@gmail.com.
    Thank you
    Regards
    Hemraj

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