How much do Uber drivers make in Seattle?

Uber Pay Seattle 2016

How much money do Uber Drivers make in Seattle?

In the post below, we look into how much a typical Uber driver earns per year in Seattle, Washington.

How much is an Uber driver’s salary in Seattle?

Our estimate for drivers operating in Seattle is approximately $41,340 per year (check out a complete list of Uber pay estimates in the United States here).

Per Week Hours for a Typical Uber Driver

An average Uber driver works around 30 hours per week.

The average trip for a Seattle Uber driver pays out $13.25, and drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour (i.e., equating to an hourly earnings total of $26.50).

Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are $795.00 — making a year’s salary for a driver $41,340.

Other Costs & Expenses

This yearly earnings total includes a 20% fee taken by Uber.

It also includes a rough projection of operating cost (fuel, maintenance, taxes, fares and tolls). However, costs differ significantly depending on vehicle type and what time of day an Uber driver chooses to operate.

Uber Seattle Hotspots & High Demand Hours  

Make Extra Money by frequenting Hot Spots & driving during high-demand hours 

If you want to make even more money as an Uber driver in Seattle, follow these hotspot location guidelines:

Morning Rush Hour (Mon-Fri)
6:00AM to 9:00AM


Evening Rush Hour (Mon-Fri)
4:00PM to 7:00PM


Weekend Day (Sat & Sun)
12:00PM to 5:00PM


Weekend Night (Fri & Sat)
5:00PM to 2:00AM


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One Reply to “How much do Uber drivers make in Seattle?”

  1. These earning projections are no longer ture
    Uber has lowered their rates to be more competitive, so the pay outs to drivers have decreased.
    Uber pool has discounted fares for passengers. This too has lowered driver payouts.
    About half my fares are $8 or more the rest are between $3-5 after Uber takes their cut.
    You can be on a call that asks you to drive 15+ minutes to pick up a fare that will be less than $4.
    In the past couple of weeks I have had multiple times where I am in a “Hot Spot” and have received no fare requests for more than 30 minutes.

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