How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Portland?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Portland?

Lyft Pay Portland – Portland Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Portland?

In this post, we investigate the subject of Lyft salaries in Portland, Oregon — in particular, how much a typical Lyft driver can earn yearly in the Portland area.

Our estimate for an Lyft Drivers’ salary in Portland is $40,716.00.

Lyft Driver Hours & Expenses in Portland

Average per-trip intake for a Lyft driver equates to approximately $13.05 in the Portland area.

Most Lyft drivers are able to complete approximately two full trips per hour (equating to an hourly income of $26.10).

Since an average Lyft driver works about thirty hours per week, the total per-week earnings of a Portland Lyft driver equal $783.00 p/w — making a year’s salary somewhere in the range of $40,716.00.

Portland Lyft Driver Salary – Driver Expenses & Net Income

A Lyft driver’s revenue in Portland is a gross salary estimate.

It does not include Lyft’s commission, and does not factor in additional operating cost (including tolls, car maintenance, fuel, etc).

However, it’s important to remember: costs differ greatly by vehicle and driver. A Lyft driver’s income is also significantly affected by driving strategy — in particular, whether a driver chooses to drive on busy weekends, and whether a driver chooses to target high-demand areas (see locations below).

Best Locations for Lyft Drivers in Portland:
  • Beaverton
  • Camas
  • Damascus
  • Downtown Portland
  • Gresham
  • Happy Valley
  • Lake Oswego
  • Milwaukie
  • Overlook
  • Pearl District
  • Sherwood
  • Slabtown
  • Tigard
  • Troutdale
  • Tualatin
  • Vancouver
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Portland:

Weekend/Friday & Saturday Nights:

  • Weekend Day: 11am – 5.30pm
  • Weekend Late: 5.30pm – 2.00am


  • Morning: 6.00am-10.00am
  • Evening: 4.00pm-6.30pm

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