LA and SF Drivers Ring in the New Year with an Average of $47/hr

Two million: that’s approximately how many safe, reliable rides people in over 260 cities were able to access using the Uber app this New Years. Uber and all of our riders are incredibly grateful to the hundreds of thousands of driver partners who made those rides possible.

Uber is a marketplace—it relies on an important balance between the needs of riders and the availability of drivers. We wanted to see how New Year’s Eve compared to the rest of the year for our driver partners. To help answer this question, we combed through data to see how much partners who rung in the holiday behind the wheel took home as a result of their efforts.

What we found is driver partners who delivered  safe, reliable rides on New Year’s Eve earned, on-average, more than they would have on any other day of the year.

Los Angeles NYE

San Francisco NYE

Average peak hourly between 12:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m., January 1: San Francisco $49.73; Los Angeles $47.08. 

What the chart above shows is that thousands of driver-partners saw peak earnings between 12:30am and 2:30am in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In fact, over 34% of San Francisco driver partners and 21% of Los Angeles driver partners made $50 or more per hour during this period of time on New Year’s Eve.

The Uber app was built to ensure access to a safe ride anytime, anywhere – especially on nights like New Year’s Eve. But it’s also a powerful tool that offers freedom and flexibility to earn an income on your own terms. To the driver partners who delivered safe, reliable rides to Uber riders on New Year’s Eve, the Uber community thanks you.


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