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Can you make decent money driving with Uber {$20 an hour} ?
asked by Benjamin S. on 4/3/16
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I strongly believe that if anyone makes $20/Hour driving for uber, everybody will come out from the offices I work for them. If you make minimum wage while you are driving for them you are lucky.
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After deducting the 0.54 cents that would cost to drive one mile, and taking into consideration the miles you drive between rides, particularly back from far away places where it's difficult to get riders, plus the waiting time between rides, the net gain per hour, is about $6 an hour on a busy day. And this is a fairly optimistic evaluation. It could be just $5 an hour. Uber is great for riders and for Uber, but a total rip off for the drivers. A minimun wage job would be more profitable. We have been complaining about how bad Walmart pays and treats their employees. Think again, Uber is slave labor in plain view. It's just a community service to the riders by misinfored drivers.
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The very best I have made is 15-16 per hr. The worst is around 6 an hour. After car payment, insurance, gas, and TAXES you will eventually pay- I can't make better than 9 bucks an hr. Lyft is better for drivers. Uber has become a typical greedy American company- sweeping every last cent that it can. Uber does nothing to protect existing drivers and constantly seeks more drivers. The other thing I hate about Uber is it's constant manipulation of rates. When you attempt to complain- all you get is a boilerplate email with flowery bs.
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My opinion is NO - Uber drivers in large cities are the only ones who can make a decent buck - - and only with long long hours
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Only San Francisco where I live the prices haven't changed the big city where it's always surging however anycity outsid SF Uber has dropped the prices tremendously average ride $5.75 after Uber gets its cut $3.25 . Driving outside any large city is just not worth it unless you do it for fun or just need some spending money here and there . Look I live in California and I pick up millionaires in million dollar mansions . They walk out with thousands of dollars in luggage wearing Rolex watches designer clothes get into my Subaru get treated like a king great conversations drive in traffick for over an hour to the SF airport and pay $35 dollars give me a fuc$&@'n break ! You pay for what you get and guess what I stop driving for Uber no more 5-star service why in the Fuc$ why would I treat wealthy people like im there chauffeur for chump change this goes on constantly while Uber is cashing in on its 400,000 drivers not doing any of the work and just uses its drivers like garbage pawns . If you drive in the big cities yes you can make some cash but it's a lot of driving . Good luck
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You do realize that you are not actually making 20 per hour. Your making close to minimium wage after the price slashing plus you pay for fuel, maintence, oil change to your car. Uber isnt going to pay for all that, you are. To be honest with you, dont waste your time with uber, they dont care about you only themselves, your just another slave in a cotton field to them. Uber is a Evil umpire only to seek greed and power. Find something else to do besides uber.
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When I started it was great! And as they grew into a bigger company they changed like every other company has done. It's all depends on you, remember one thing be careful with the rating system that's what happen to me
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No you can't you don't make tips and they take 25% and more importantly there fake and lier rude people who lies and don't care about you to and if you don't keep your star rating up they deactivate your account want you to take a class and pay 60 :for it they did it to me after 5 days and I only made 584.00 for 80 ride don't pay bonus and treat you like your an employee of the company with no benefit or anything else worth company and soon they will be gone have a1.5 star rating and want you to have 4.8 out of 5 so if I was you I would not waste my time with Uber
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After calculation you are getting not more than 30 percent after all expenses and uber fees.and taxes you have to file every year.
On top of that your car will go more than 400000 on milage that means
You have to buy another car for yourself. If you include that cost. It does not worth it
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All those answers are correct. If you want to be a slave to Uber working 70 to 80 hours a week, you can make some money. Your best off becoming an Uber driver, then building your network of customers that you can drive off the books. I currently have 3 drivers. Drivers make more, riders pay less. Uber is great on the surface but you soon realize that 20 percent of your rides are overcharged or riddled with issues. Like drivers cancelling on you, but guess what, Uber still bills you forcing you to open an email covo to get your money back. Uber's billing practices are highly illegal but who is going to stop them. The government the CC companies and Uber, are all getting rich of the common man, go ahead take them on, lol.
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I'm not a driver.
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You can, but there are no certainties. You will average that over a period of time, but you must also take in to consideration the your expenses and vehicle milage and depreciation. You can make twenty dollars an hour on average if you only factor in your fuel (in my personal opinion and experience). I average about 23 dollars an hour after fuel but if I factored in insurance, milage, and special depreciation on my vehicle it's still a respectable 12.87 per hour just to drive people around.
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