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Uber Low Pay Scrapes The Minimum Wage Level

Posted on May 16, 2018
Enough consensus around what Uber drivers earn that we should dispense with the myth that driving for Uber is a lucrative job. Uber is another facet of the low-wage economy, not a modern American dream. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Alexander Torrenegra)
Enough consensus around what Uber drivers earn that we should dispense with the myth that driving for Uber is a lucrative job. Uber is another facet of the low-wage economy, not a modern American dream. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Alexander Torrenegra)

The question of how much Uber drivers make per hour is always ripe for discussion.

The latest contribution to the debate comes from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a pro-labor think tank. On May 15, EPI released a report finding Uber drivers earn $11.77 an hour after Uber’s commission and expenses, and $10.87 an hour adjusted for the extra contributions that independent contractors make toward Medicare and social security. That puts Uber drivers solidly in the lowest fifth of American earners.

Quartz article here

Related Topics: driver pay, employee wages, independent contractor issues, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 2 )
  • Anthony

     | about 7 months ago

    Some type of legal action should be taken towards the fake uber adds "chilling,working,chilling" the best FALSE earning add was "chilling, working, skiing" no uber driver could afford to go skiing withough working months to be able to take a ski trip. Just like the false n.y. 86,000 dollars that the media ran with saying the uber driver earned in 1 year. It took almost 5 years for uber to be fined 20 million dollars for the false add and it also included a fine for the shark loan car tactics... regardless uber lease failed

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