How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in New York?

How much do Uber drivers make in New York (2019)?

Uber Pay New York 2019 / Uber Driver Earnings in NYC

Below, we explore how much money Uber drivers make in New York City.

Who qualifies as an ‘average’ driver? And what kind of variables are being taken into account when assembling salary estimates?

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in New York?

At IDWU, we estimate that Uber drivers in New York make approximately $80,839 per year (take a look at our entire list of Uber pay estimates by city for more salary estimates).

Average Uber Driver Hours

An average Uber driver in NYC works approximately 30 hours per week.

The average trip for an Uber driver pays out $25.91, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (equating to a total hourly wage of $51.82).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total amount for New York City comes out to $1554 per week — meaning that a full year’s salary for an Uber driver in New York is approximately $80,839.


This yearly total includes Uber’s 20% fee, and also includes a rough estimation of operating cost (fares, fuel and tolls). However, these variables differ greatly by vehicle & driver, so our final number is obviously an estimate — not an exact amount.

For drivers operating an electric or hybrid vehicle, operating costs could be lower.

Make More Money in NYC as an Uber Driver by frequenting ‘Hot Spot’ Locations

If you want to make more money as an Uber driver in NYC, it’s worth taking note of the city’s numerous ‘Hot Spot’ locations and high-demand destinations where passenger demand is always high.

Uber recently compiled data of NYC’s most popular Uber trips and assembled the list below.

New York Popular Uber Locations

Top Hotel Destination in New York:

  • The Standard Hotel (Meatpacking District)

Top Museum Destination in New York:

  • The Met

Top Restaurant Location in New York:

  • Vandal

Top Nightclub Destination in New York:

  • Lavo

Top Airport Destination in New York:

  • LaGuardia International Airport

Top Ground Transportation Hub:

  • Grand Central Station

NYC Transportation Hubs are the busiest locations in New York City, according to Uber’s data:



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