Today we have our third installment of our “reading your Uber pay statement” series. In our third article on Uber pay, RSG contributor Curtis Preston tackles the thorny and complicated question of how much Uber really is taking from your ride. If you missed our first two installments, please click to read Understanding Uber’s New Pay Statement and How to Calculate Uber’s Percentage in an Upfront Fare World.
You’ve probably noticed by now that Uber is taking a lot more than 25% commission on some of your rides. When you consider the booking fee, that number goes even higher. But there are also rides where Uber is taking a lot less than 25%. There are even some rides were Uber pays drivers more than what the customer paid them, especially when we talk about UberPOOL rides.
It’s easy to spot the rides where Uber takes a big cut, but I wanted to know what the numbers looked like over a large data set, so I analyzed 255 trips, and the results were surprising.