Chicago Taxi Driver Jobs Vs. Driving with Uber

Taxis are a Chicago icon that have evolved and grown with the city since the early 20th century. Back in those days, driving taxicabs used to be one of the only ways to get paid for driving.

Today, technology expands the ways to earn money from the driver’s seat. For example: Uber is a very popular way to get paid weekly for driving your own car on your schedule. A lot of former taxi drivers have decided to work for themselves and become self employed. These ex-taxicab drivers are choosing Uber for a few reasons:

  • No Shifts
  • No Garages
  • No Medallion Fees
  • No Stress

Unlike old-fashioned taxi cab jobs, it’s easy to apply for Uber and to set your own schedule.



Taxi Job, Chauffeur Job, Limo Job Earnings Comparison



Uber Driver Partner Growth Rate in the US Over Time



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You Get to Make Good Money

Turn your car into a cash machine. People are looking for rides all over town, come help them get from A to B and get paid weekly in fares.

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You Get to Drive When You Want

Looking for a flexible way to make money on your schedule? As an independent contractor with Uber, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility you need to never miss life’s most important moments.

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You Get To Be Your Own Boss

With Uber you can never be late because you only drive when you feel like it. No more punching the clock, or reporting to somebody else. Whether you’re supporting your family or saving for something big, Uber lets you get behind the wheel and make money on your terms.

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You Get Uber Support

Have questions about your earnings statement or need help with your documents? You can get support whenever you need it from your local Partner Support team.

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You Get Friendly Riders

Uber’s community of passengers are rated and approved by drivers like you. You’ll always know who you’re picking up, and where you’re going.


If you’re looking for a straightforward sign-up process, a fast growing opportunity, and a way to get paid weekly for driving your own car, we hope you’ll take Uber for a spin.

NOTE: This opportunity is for an independent contractor. All earnings quoted are in fares and based on actual partner earnings data. 

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