How Much Do Lyft Drivers Make in Washington D.C.?

How much money do Lyft drivers make in Washington D.C.?

Lyft Pay Washington D.C. – Washington D.C. Lyft driver Salary 

How much do Lyft drivers make in Washington D.C.?

In this post, we look into the question Lyft driver salaries in the Washington D.C. region.

We estimate that Lyft Drivers’ earn approximately $35,131.20 in the Washington D.C. area.

Lyft Driver Hours & Earnings in Washington D.C..

Assuming that an average Washington D.C.-based Lyft driver works around 30 hours per week, it is possible to tabulate the earnings of a Lyft driver as follows:

An average trip for a Lyft driver pays out approximately $11.26 in the Washington D.C. area, and Lyft drivers are able to complete about two full trips per hour (i.e., a total of $22.52).

Since an average Lyft driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $675.60 per week — making a year’s salary for a driver $35,131.20.


A Lyft driver’s revenue in Washington D.C. is a gross salary estimate (and 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 Washington D.C., income will be higher. Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle will help lower a driver’s operating expenses.

Best Locations for Lyft Drivers in Washington D.C.:
  • El Centro (restaurant)
  • Georgetown
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • The Brixton (bar)
  • Union Station
  • Verizon Center
Best Times for Lyft Drivers in Washington D.C.:

Weekend (Friday & Saturday Nights):

  • 8.00pm to 1.00am

Weekday Hours:

  • Monday – Friday:  5.00am to 10.00am
  • Monday – Friday: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

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