How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Minneapolis?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Minneapolis?

Lyft Pay Minneapolis – Minneapolis Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Minneapolis? Below, we explore the question of how much Lyft drivers earn in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area (annually).

Our estimate for an Lyft Drivers’ salary in Minneapolis is $39,655.20.

Lyft Driver Hours & Expenses in Minneapolis.

Assuming that an average Minneapolis-based Lyft driver works around 30 hours per week, it is possible to estimate the yearly income of a typical Lyft driver in the Minneapolis – Saint Paul region:

  • An average trip for a Lyft driver pays out approximately $12.71 in the Minneapolis area
  • Lyft drivers are also able to complete about two full trips per hour (equating to an hourly income total of $25.42)

And, since an average Lyft driver works about thirty hours per week, the total per-week earnings for a typical driver amount to $762.60 — making a year’s salary for a Minneapolis Lyft driver $39,655.20.

Minneapolis Lyft Driver Salary – Expenses & Commission Costs

A Lyft driver’s revenue in Minneapolis is a gross salary estimate (*, i.e., it does not factor in Lyft’s commission, or other operating costs, including vehicle maintenance, taxes, fuel).

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 Minneapolis, income will be higher. Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle will help lower a driver’s operating expenses.

Best Locations for Lyft Drivers in Minneapolis:
  • Carag
  • Downtown Minneapolis
  • Downtown St. Paul
  • Lyndale
  • Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • North Loop
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • University of Minnesota
  • Uptown Minneapolis
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Minneapolis:

Weekend/Friday & Saturday:

  • Noon – 7.00pm;
  • 9.00pm – 3.00am


  • Morning: 5.30am-9.00am
  • Evening: 4.00pm-8.00pm

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