How much do Uber drivers make in San Francisco

Uber San Francisco 2016

How much money do Uber Drivers make in San Francisco?

How much do Uber drivers make, per year, operating in San Francisco, California? We look into the question in our full post, below.

To find out more about becoming an Uber driver in San Francisco, check out our full city post here.

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in San Francisco, California?

Our estimate for drivers operating in San Francisco is approximately $45,090 per year (a 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 pays out $14.52, and drivers reportedly complete about two full trips per hour (i.e., an hourly earnings total of $29.04).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total weekly earnings are $871.20 — making a year’s salary for a San Francisco Uber driver $45,090.


This yearly total includes a rough estimation of operating cost (fuel, maintenance, taxes, fares and tolls). However, costs differ significantly depending on vehicle, driver, and a driver’s rideshare strategy.

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  • Uberto

    Where do you get this numbers from?, I’m an uber driver and and average ride is around $7, .. most of the rides in the city are like Short rides , $5, and from those $5 Uber keeps the 25%, meaning that I get $3.75 only and on top of that i have to pay for gas

  • Soon as everyone figures out how lame it is to be a driver for Uber and Lyft, they both will soon be filing for Chapter 7/13! They refuse to listen to the drivers! It’s not worth the lower than minimum waged salary! Actually in some cases, you end up paying them just to drive strangers around! Doesn’t make any business sense for us drivers!!!