Uber is constantly changing the Uber sign up bonus in each city. I get a lot of emails every week about how much the Uber new driver bonus is in each market and I try my best to find out. I normally have to email into their support email in order to find out the Uber driver bonus for each individual market and every so often they get back to me with a list of referral bonuses.
I have seen these Uber sign up bonus and guarantees stay about the same for the past few months. On average, the Uber driver bonus is $1000 after 150 trips with the highest being $2000 for drivers in San Francisco Bay area. Below is the list of Uber new driver bonus I have gathered so far. Note that these Uber driver bonus and guarantees can change without notice so it is best to check with Uber Support for the actual uber new driver bonus after you sign up. You also have 90 days from when you become an active driver to complete the trip requirement for the Uber driver bonus.
Uber Sign Up Bonus vs Uber Sign Up Guarantee
Uber changed the Uber sign up bonus in the past few months to an Uber sign up guarantee. What Uber does now is guarantee your gross trip earnings over the first number of trips, from 20 to 200 trips. For example, you are guaranteed $1000 in trip earnings when you complete 150 trips. If you did not earn $1000 after 150 trips, Uber will give you a small Uber new driver bonus to make up for it. In addition, any Uber driver bonus you get is also subjected to taxes so make sure to set some money aside for the tax.
How to Maximize Uber Driver Bonus and Guarantee
The one key element for the Uber new driver guarantee is the number of trips you need to do, whether it is 20 or 200. Keep in mind that each UberPool request is one ride, so if you pick up three people, that is 3 separate trips towards your Uber new driver guarantee.
In addition, I make sure to try to get short trips within the city. One of the places I get these trips is usually at college campuses that are close to other hotspots students go to. I typically average 3-4 trips an hour without UberPool and these trips are usually only $3-$5 per trip and they only amount to a mile or two. So if I were in San Francisco, that would be $30-$40 for that hour and I have only driven about 5-7 miles total. After commission, that is about $22-$30 for that hour net to drive about 7 miles. That is over $3 per mile, which is pretty good.
It is also in your best interest to avoid driving during surge pricing since a few high priced trips will drastically increase your trip earnings, which will remove much of the incentive to drive. For new drivers, it is best to start off during less busy times of the week, such as weekday mid-day or weekend morning and afternoons. It will be daylight outside, making driving and navigating easier. The demand is also lower, so you have more time to learn the application and the whole workflow of driving passengers around.
Uber Sign Up Bonus and Guarantee:
The below is the list of Uber sign on bonus I was able to compile. Note that the requirement for the Uber sign on bonus is the number of trips within 90 days of signing up:
|Market||Guarantee||Trips within 90 Days of Signup||Earnings Per Trip|
|Anchorage||$ 1,250.00||150||$ 8.33|
|Atlanta||$ 1,200.00||200||$ 6.00|
|Austin||$ 1,300.00||200||$ 6.50|
|Baltimore||$ 1,050.00||150||$ 7.00|
|Boston||$ 1,300.00||200||$ 6.50|
|Charleston, SC||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Chicago||$ 1,800.00||200||$ 9.00|
|Cincinnati||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Colorado Springs||$ 1,025.00||150||$ 6.83|
|Dallas||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|DC||$ 1,200.00||200||$ 6.00|
|Delaware||$ 1,050.00||150||$ 7.00|
|Denver||$ 1,300.00||200||$ 6.50|
|Florida Keys||$ 1,050.00||150||$ 7.00|
|Green Bay||$ 1,025.00||150||$ 6.83|
|Hartford||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Honolulu||$ 1,175.00||150||$ 7.83|
|Kansas City||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Las Vegas||$ 1,700.00||200||$ 8.50|
|Los Angeles||$ 1,700.00||200||$ 8.50|
|Miami||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Minneapolis||$ 1,025.00||150||$ 6.83|
|Nashville||$ 1,100.00||200||$ 5.50|
|New Haven||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|New Jersey||$ 1,900.00||200||$ 9.50|
|Orange County||$ 1,800.00||200||$ 9.00|
|Orlando||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Philadelphia||$ 1,800.00||200||$ 9.00|
|Phoenix||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Pittsburgh||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Portland, OR||$ 2,000.00||200||$ 10.00|
|Rhode Island||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Raleigh-Durham||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|San Diego||$ 1,300.00||200||$ 6.50|
|San Francisco||$ 2,000.00||200||$ 10.00|
|Seattle||$ 1,400.00||200||$ 7.00|
|Stratford, CT||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Tampa||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
|Wilkes-barre / Scranton||$ 1,000.00||150||$ 6.67|
How Do I Sign Up for the Uber New Driver Bonus?
If you are not a Lyft driver yet, you should consider signing up for Lyft and become an active Lyft driver before signing up for Uber. You may get a larger bonus if you do this (see below).
What if you are already driving on Uber?
Well, this is a perfect time to recruit your friends to drive for Uber as well. When you are an Uber driver, you can now use your referral code to get your friends to sign up under your code and often you get an Uber sign up bonus too. I know a few drivers who have recruit many of their friends and get thousands a week in Uber driver bonus by keeping updated on the latest promotions and being proactive about recruiting. Remember that half of all Uber drivers quit anyway after they get the Uber driver bonus and many don’t stay on for very long so find friends who you think won’t do this long term and sign them up to avoid diluting your own driver pool. Most of my referrals have stopped driving after getting the Uber driver bonus so I’m not really concerned about my referrals leading to surplus of Uber drivers.Have more questions about Uber or Lyft? Head on over to our Rideshare Driver Training Course! Driver Promotions