How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Oakland?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Oakland?

Lyft Pay Oakland – Oakland Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Oakland?

Below, we look into the subject of Lyft driver earnings in Oakland, California, and project a typical Lyft driver’s yearly salary at approximately $32,604.

Lyft Driver Hours & Expenses in Oakland

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

  • An average trip for a Lyft driver pays out approximately $10.45 in the Oakland area.
  • Lyft drivers are able to complete about two full trips per hour (i.e., a total of $20.90).

Since an average Oakland-based Lyft driver works about 30 hours per week, their total earnings amount to approximately $627.00 per week.

This equates to a yearly salary of $32,604 for a Lyft driver in Oakland.

Driver Expenses in Oakland

A Lyft driver’s revenue in Oakland 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.

Best Locations for Lyft Drivers in Oakland:
  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Berkeley
  • Downtown Oakland
  • Elmwood
  • Emeryville
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Orinda
  • North Berkeley
  • Piedmont
  • Piedmont Avenue
  • Rockridge
  • South Berkeley
  • Temescal
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Oakland:

Friday/Saturday Evenings:

  • 9:00pm – 1:00am

Weekday High-Demand Hours:

  • Morning: 5:30am – 6:30am
  • Evening: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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