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Did I Really Make $48 an Hour on Uber?

Did I Really Make $48 an Hour on Uber?

So I drove two weeks ago under their $60/hour guarantee in Boston. One trip per hour, stay within the coverage area and 90% acceptance. It didn’t seem that hard for $60 an hour. But $60 an hour includes their commission so it was really $48 per hour, but $48 per hour is still pretty good for driving a few people around. I know that many people in other cities would kill to get $48 per hour take home driving on Uber. This was the highest guarantee I’ve seen anywhere so I thought I give it a shot.

One trip per hour is much more attainable but I neglected to memorize their coverage map. I had a trip that went about 10 minutes outside the coverage area and unfortunately I got another trip back into the city but that too was outside the coverage area so I was missing about an hour of the guarantee. Live and Learn. It wasn’t a big deal as it only deduct my payment by $20 at most but I’ll make sure to be more careful next time.

Here are my detailed trip logs provided by Uber with some analysis thrown in. Note that I had two no-shows and they were $10 each in Boston. I have no clue why these people never responded or texted. I did the right thing and cancelled as soon as it hit 5 minutes so Uber couldn’t accuse me of rigging the system during the guarantee. I think that the time during this cancelled trip didn’t count in the guarantee though.

TimeDistanceNon-Surge FareTotal Fare
February 28, 2015 8:22PM EST23.332.42$9.80$14.73
February 28, 2015 8:03PM EST11.134.52$9.76$11.51
February 28, 2015 7:44PM EST9.802.8$7.42$8.42
February 28, 2015 7:15PM EST15.723.72$9.76$15.64
February 28, 2015 6:55PM EST13.525.25$11.14$22.17
February 28, 2015 6:46PM EST4.930.62$3.78$12.2
February 28, 2015 6:31PM EST7.621.57$5.48$10.86
February 28, 2015 6:03PM EST6.980.94$4.59$7.89
February 28, 2015 5:51PM EST6.931.63$5.41$11.3
February 28, 2015 5:29PM EST14.502.27$7.77$8.76
February 28, 2015 5:02PM EST15.023.39$9.22$20.34
February 28, 2015 2:37AM EST#VALUE!#VALUE!$10
February 28, 2015 2:25AM EST5.370.96$4.28$6.56
February 28, 2015 2:01AM EST13.303.11$8.53$11.24
February 28, 2015 1:41AM EST13.184.55$10.23$11.23
February 28, 2015 1:21AM EST16.653.02$9.12$19.24
February 28, 2015 1:06AM EST8.301.68$5.76$11.37
February 28, 2015 12:35AM EST16.334.72$11.09$12.09
February 28, 2015 12:16AM EST4.850.76$3.93$5
February 27, 2015 11:48PM EST18.636.4$13.59$21.37
February 27, 2015 11:39PM EST6.081.14$4.65$10.77
February 27, 2015 11:12PM EST21.334.35$11.70$16.21
February 27, 2015 11:04PM EST7.351.53$5.38$9.61
February 27, 2015 10:52PM EST6.871.65$5.42$12.38
February 27, 2015 10:36PM EST8.923.06$7.54$13.83
February 27, 2015 10:11PM EST17.532.1$8.20$15.76
February 27, 2015 9:56PM EST9.602.35$6.84$16.03
February 27, 2015 9:39PM EST12.772.96$8.23$13.35
February 27, 2015 9:11PM EST22.454.91$12.61$17.38
February 27, 2015 8:58PM EST#VALUE!#VALUE!$10
February 27, 2015 8:40PM EST10.382.69$7.41$10.63
February 27, 2015 8:26PM EST5.971.29$4.80$7.72
February 27, 2015 8:14PM EST8.021.65$5.66$10.06
February 27, 2015 7:43PM EST21.533.26$10.43$11.43
February 27, 2015 7:20PM EST13.385.15$10.99$16.48
February 27, 2015 6:50PM EST17.935.16$11.96$23.74
February 27, 2015 6:29PM EST15.321.68$7.23$14.74
February 27, 2015 6:13PM EST9.931.62$6.03$13.08
February 27, 2015 6:01PM EST5.320.85$4.14$9.69

Here are some analysis I did with the data:




I managed to get $45 per hour take home (out of the possible $48/hour) so I did very well in terms of keeping up with the guarantee. There was one hour I didn’t get the guarantee, but it didn’t affect my total take home pay that much.

Other Analytics:

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