I’m an Uber driver – how much I earn off your $15 fare isn’t as much as you think and it doesn’t change for surge prices

DATA from Rakuten Intelligence has revealed that the cost of an Uber increased by 92 percent from January 2018 to July 2021.

But one of this ridesharing app’s employees posted a TikTok showing how he and other drivers are hardly cashing in.

Scotty is a TikTok creator and part-time Uber driver

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Scotty is a TikTok creator and part-time Uber driverCredit: TikTok/scottyrides
Scotty shows how a $15 customer fare would result in him earning $5.28 — not including tip

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Scotty shows how a $15 customer fare would result in him earning $5.28 — not including tipCredit: TikTok/scottyrides

Uber driver Scotty’s TikTok begins by giving an example where he completes a ride that costs his passenger $15.

Scotty then shows his digital employee Uber receipt displaying that he would earn between $5 and $6 for that ride.

When discussing how much an Uber driver would earn during surging fares, Scott showed how he made $18.43 on a $40.75 ride.

Scotty said: “By the way, I’m not complaining; I’m just showing you guys the facts.

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“I love driving Uber, I love the freedom it gives me, I love the supplemental income.”

Scotty highlights that even though a passenger skipping a tip won’t wreck his finances; he recognizes that plenty of full-time Uber drivers need tips to support their families.

This TikTok creator chooses to supplement his income with Uber instead of driving for the ridesharing company full-time.

While Scotty remained positive, his video’s comment section did not.

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One TikTok user commented: “Why does Uber take half of the money? You[‘re] paying for car, gas, all expense[s], your wage, and they take all [of it]. They [are] making ridiculous money.”

Another TikTok user responded: “I have no idea, lol. When Uber first started up until around 2015, drivers made 80% of the ride, but they keep decreasing it over the years.”

Scotty brought up how much he earns during surging Uber fares, and the number may surprise you

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Scotty brought up how much he earns during surging Uber fares, and the number may surprise youCredit: TikTok/scottyrides
Scotty earned $18.43 on an Uber ride that cost his passenger $40.75

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Scotty earned $18.43 on an Uber ride that cost his passenger $40.75Credit: TikTok/scottyrides

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