How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Seattle?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Seattle?

Lyft Pay Seattle – Seattle Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Seattle?

Below, we look into the subject of Lyft driver income in the Seattle, Washington region, and estimate that a typical Lyft drivers’ salary is approximately $38,376 per year.

Lyft Driver Hours & Expenses in Seattle

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

  • An average trip for a Lyft driver pays out approximately $12.30 in the Seattle area.
  • Lyft drivers are able to complete about two full trips per hour (i.e., a total of $24.60).

Since an average Seattle-based Lyft driver works about 30 hours per week, their total earnings amount to approximately $738.00 per week.

This equates to a yearly salary of $38,376.

Driver Expenses in Seattle

A Lyft driver’s revenue in Seattle 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 vary significantly by vehicle and driver – income also depend on when & where Lyft drivers choose to drive. For drivers who target high-demand areas of Seattle, income will be higher.

Driving a fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicle will also help lessen a driver’s operating expenses.

Best Locations for Lyft Drivers in Seattle:
  • Ballard
  • Bellevue
  • Belltown
  • Capitol Hill
  • Downtown Seattle
  • East Lake
  • First Hill
  • Fremont
  • Green Lake
  • Kirkland
  • Lower Queen Anne
  • Madison Park
  • Madrona
  • Magnolia
  • Phinney Ridge
  • Redmond
  • University District
  • Wallingford
  • West Seattle
  • Woodinville
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Seattle:

Friday/Saturday Evenings:

  • 8:15pm – 2:00am

Weekday High-Demand Hours:

  • Morning: 5:00am – 7:45am
  • Evening: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

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