One question we get a lot, especially lately, on The Rideshare Guy is ‘how can people make it as an Uber/Lyft driver?’ While the answer to that question depends on a lot of individual factors, there are a few key things you can focus on when trying to answer that question overall. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur provides us a nuanced perspective on how drivers are making – or not making – it out there in one of the most expensive cities in the world: San Francisco.
Over the past three years, I have written about my earnings as a driver in San Francisco. In 2018, I drove for 6 consecutive weeks and earned nearly $14,000, $2,300 per week and $45 per hour. In 2016, I drove one week and made over $3,000. This year, with the pay cuts, decreases in surge and prime time earnings, and reduced bonuses, it is not as easy to make $2,000 per week in any market.
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