How much money do Uber Drivers make in Atlanta, Georgia?
Uber Pay Atlanta / Uber Driver Earnings in Atlanta
The amount of money Uber drivers make across the United States is the subject of much debate. In this article, we try to get a sense of how much Uber drivers make per year operating in the Atlanta, Georgia region.
How much is an Uber driver’s salary in Atlanta?
Our estimate for drivers operating in Atlanta is around $40,248 per year (check out our complete list of Uber pay estimates by city is available here).
An ‘Average Driver’
An average Uber driver works around 30 hours per week.
The average trip for an Uber Driver in the Atlanta area pays out $12.90, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., equating to a total fare intake of $25.80).
Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $774 per week — making a year’s salary for a driver $40,248.
Our estimate for an Atlanta Uber Driver salary includes a 20% commission taken by Uber.
It also includes a rough projection of operating cost (fuel, maintenance, taxes, fares and tolls).
However, since those factors vary significant by vehicle & driver, our final number is an estimated amount — not an exact figure.
For drivers operating a hybrid or electric vehicle, it’s possible that maintenance and operating costs could be significantly reduced.
Make More Money as an Uber Driver in Atlanta by driving during Surge Hours & in ‘Hot Spot’ Locations
If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in Atlanta, it’s worth taking note of the city’s numerous ‘Hot Spot’ locations and high-demand hours:
Mornings: Buckhead, Midtown, Brookhaven, and Downtown Atlanta
Mondays through Fridays 5am – 9am
Standard Daytime Schedule: All areas inside the Atlanta perimeter
Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 7pm
Evenings: Downtown, Virginia Highlands, Buckhead & the Midtown area:
Thursdays 6pm to 1am.
Fridays and Saturdays 6pm – 4am.
(Evenings and weekends, when school is in session)
- Emory University
- Morehouse College
- Georgia State University
- Spelman College
- Oglethorpe College
- Georgia Tech
Popular Event Venues
Target ‘event weekends’ (such as NFL games, etc).