Harry here. Whenever people ask me how much you can make as an Uber driver, I don’t always have the best answer since the truth is it can really vary. It depends a lot on what city you’re in, when and where you drive and even how good of a driver you are.
I’ve seen lots of people complain about how little they’re making, but the truth is they’re probably not doing everything they can to maximize their income. Today, I wanted to share a guest post from long-time reader and new RSG contributor Bill Tesuaro. Bill is a rideshare veteran out of San Diego and has consistently earned $28/hr AND has the numbers to back it up. Let us know what you think of Bill’s strategy in the comments below.
I’ve been hitting the pavement as a weekend warrior, logging between 20-24 hours per week, for the past 15 months driving for both Lyft and Uber. I ended 2015 grossing an average of $28 an hour, then rates in San Diego were drastically reduced 82% per mile & 50% per minute while eliminating the base fare completely at the beginning of January 2016.
Sounds disastrous, right? Actually, seven months later, I’m still running at a gross average per hour of $28. How is that possible? Am I a better driver than most? Nope, but I’d like to think, qualitatively speaking, I’m driving smarter!