Uber Driver Salaries Questioned

Posted on October 29, 2014

From London to San Francisco to New York, slowly but surely, Uber drivers are questioning whether Uber’s promises about wages and “small business” opportunities are actually aligned with reality. And in New York, the birthplace of this grass-roots labor movement, $90,766 is starting to flicker out.

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Related Topics: chauffeur pay, driver behavior, employee wages, independent contractor issues, labor laws, mobile applications, mobile technology, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • James

     | about 4 years ago

    It's hard to believe an uberx driver will make $90K annually. One of my old drivers drove an uberX hybrid camry for about a year and quit this profession claiming "It's a waste of time". This year alone, Uber cut UberX rates significantly, increased UberX commision from 5 to 20% and implemented $10 per week iphone data fee. My driver was making on average about $5-6 per hour after gas expenses. True, during the surge pricing, UberX driver can make even $25 per hour, this only happens either very late on Saturday night, say 11pm, but who wants to drive saturday night after the whole week? James @

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