More than 75 percent of Lyft drivers said they were satisfied with their experience, while less than half of Uber drivers said the same. Lyft is a significantly smaller company, but its drivers made more money. According to the survey, Uber drivers averaged $15.68 per hour, while Lyft drivers made an average of $17.50. Plus, Lyft also prompts passengers to tip.
This was one of the findings from a survey of 1,150 drivers, one of the largest polls of the sort.
As the popularity of ride share services grows and they become cheaper than a taxi, reports show that the cost of rides have been declining.
“What that means for drivers is that they are driving further for the same income,” Campbell said on his blog TheRideShareGuy.com that helps ride share drivers boost their income.
“Ultimately they aren’t making more than they would in a service job at McDonald’s or Burger King.”