How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in San Diego?

Uber Pay San Diego 2019

How much do Uber Drivers make in San Diego in 2019?

In the post below, we explore how much a typical Uber driver earns per year in San Diego, California.

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in San Diego?

Our estimate for drivers operating in & around the San Diego region is approximately $38,875 per year.

To compare that rate with other cities, check out our complete list of Uber pay estimates in the United States here.

Weekly Earnings for a Typical Uber Driver

An average Uber driver works around 30 hours per week.

The average trip for a San Diego Uber driver pays out $12.46, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., equating to an hourly earnings total of $24.92).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $747.60 — making a year’s salary for a driver $38,875.

Other Costs & Expenses

This yearly earnings total 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 type and what time of day an Uber driver chooses to operate.

Uber San Diego Hotspots & High Demand Hours

Make Extra Money by frequenting Hot Spots & driving during high-demand hours

If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in San Diego, follow these hotspot location guidelines:

Weekday Rush Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am – 10am  & 5pm – 8pm

Weekend Peak Hours:

  • Friday: 7pm – 2am
  • Saturday: 7pm – 2am
  • Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Check out the Interactive Demand Map below:

  1. Click ‘options menu’ at top left corner
  2. Filter by areas with highest fares; busiest areas; and popular venues
  3. Go online with the Uber Partner App in (or nearby) to shaded areas


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