How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in Charlotte?

Uber Pay Charlotte 2020

How much money do Uber Drivers make in Charlotte?

In this post, we explore the question of how much Uber drivers typically make, per year, operating in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in Charlotte?

Our estimate for drivers operating in Charlotte is approximately $40,965 per year (a complete list of Uber pay estimates by city is available here).

An ‘Average Driver’

An average Uber driver works around 30 hours per week.

The average trip for an Uber driver pays out $13.13, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., an hourly earnings total of $26.26).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $787.80 — making a year’s salary for a driver $40,965.


This number includes a 20% fee taken by Uber.

It also includes a rough projection of operating cost (fuel, maintenance, taxes, fares and tolls). However, costs differ significantly depending on vehicle, driver, and a driver’s rideshare strategy.

Charlotte High Demand Areas – 

Make More Money as an Uber Driver in Charlotte by driving in ‘Hot Spot’ Locations

If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in Charlotte, operate at these times & near these locations:

  • Weekdays: 6am – 10am
  • Weekdays: 4pm – 7pm
  • Weekend: 8am – 1pm
  • Friday Night: 7pm – 3am
  • Saturday Night: 7pm – 3am


Uptown & South End

Best times & places:

  • Evening rush hour (Monday to Friday).
  • Late-night (Friday and Saturday).


South Charlotte

Best times & places:

  • South Park Mall (general vicinity).
  • Montford.
  • Morning rush hours (Monday to Friday).
  • Early evening (Friday and Saturday).


Quail Hollow and Ballantyne

Best times & places:

  • Quail Hollow (general vicinity).
  • Ballantyne area.
  • South of Archdale Road.
  • Park Road / Ballantyne (near restaurants and bars).
  • Morning rush hours (Monday to Friday).
  • Early evening (Friday and Saturday).


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