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Uber, unsurprisingly, has erred on the much higher side.
But a new report from BuzzFeed reveals the approximate hourly rates after expenses that drivers can earn in Denver, Houston, and Detroit, based on shared internal data.
In late 2015, Uber drivers earned:
- $13.17 per hour after expenses in theDenver market$10.75 per hour after expenses in theHouston area$8.77 per hour after expenses in theDetroit market
That’s lower than any figures Uber has given before. In early 2015, an Uber-commissioned paper listed the weighted average of median earnings per hour across 20 market areas as $19.19. Denver was one of the included cities, but its hourly pay wasn’t called out. Samples include San Francisco at $25.77 and Chicago at $16.20.
At those rates working 40-hour weeks, drivers would earn $27,393, $22,360, and $18,241.60, respectively.
Read the rest of Caroline O’Donovan and Jeremy Singer-Vine’s BuzzFeed story, which features interviews with drivers in each of those cities and more information about how the numbers were calculated.