How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Charlotte?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Charlotte?

Lyft Pay Charlotte – Charlotte Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Charlotte?

Below, we investigate the subject of Lyft driver earnings in Charlotte, North Carolina, and estimate that a typical Lyft driver’s salary is in the range of $32,791.20 per year.

Lyft Driver Hours & Expenses in Charlotte

Assuming that an average Charlotte-based Lyft driver works thirty hours per week, it is possible to estimate the earnings of a Charlotte Lyft driver:

  • An average trip for a Lyft driver pays out approximately $10.51 in the Charlotte area.
  • Lyft drivers are able to complete about two full trips per hour (i.e., a total of $21.02).

Since an average Lyft driver works about 30 hours per week, their total earnings amount to approximately $630.60 per week.

This equates to a yearly salary of $32,791.20 for a Charlotte-based Lyft driver.

Driver Expenses & Lyft Commission

A Lyft driver’s revenue in Charlotte is a gross salary estimate (and does not factor in Lyft’s commission, or other operating costs, including vehicle maintenance, taxes, fuel, etc).

However, costs differ significantly by vehicle (and driver) – income also depends, to a large degree, on when & where Lyft drivers choose to drive.

For drivers who target high-demand areas of Charlotte, income will be higher. Driving a fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicle will also help lessen a driver’s operating expenses.

Best Late-Night (9.00pm – 1.00am) Locations for Lyft Drivers in Charlotte:
  • Dilworth
  • Downtown Charlotte
  • Elizabeth
  • Fourth Ward
  • Midwood
  • Noda
  • Wilmore
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Charlotte:

Weekend/Friday & Saturday Nights:

  • 9:00pm – 1:00am


  • Morning: 6:00am – 8:30am
  • Evening: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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