How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in San Jose?

Uber Pay San Jose 2019 – How much money do Uber Drivers make in San Jose?

How much Uber drivers make driving in & around San Jose, California? We explore the question of San Jose Uber Driver Salaries in our post below:

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in San Jose, California?

Our estimate for drivers operating in San Jose is approximately $34,694 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 in San Jose, CA pays out $11.11, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., an hourly earnings total of $22.23).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $667.19 — making a year’s salary for a driver $34,694.


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.

San Jose Uber Hotspots 2019 – High Demand Areas – 

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

If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in San Jose, follow the suggestions below:

San Jose/South Bay Uber Hotspots

San Jose Uber Hotspots

Weekend nights:

Downtown Palo Alto

  • Fri-Sat: 7pm-2am

Downtown San Jose:

  • Fri-Sat: 7pm-2am

Best times to drive:

  • Mon-Fri: 7am-10am, 4pm-7pm
  • Fri-Sat: 7pm-2am

NOTE: South Bay commuter demand builds up near Caltrain stations (areas between San Jose & San Mateo)

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