Uber Pay Chicago 2016
How much money do Uber Drivers make in Chicago, Illinois?
Curious about how much an average Uber driver earns per year in Chicago, Illinois? Check out our post below for our Chicago Uber Salary projections.
How much is an Uber driver’s salary in Chicago?
Our salary estimate for Uber drivers operating in & around the Chicago area is approximately $44,990 per year.
You can check out a full list of Uber pay estimates across the United States here.
Weekly Earnings for a Typical Uber Driver
An average Uber driver works around 30 hours per week.
The average trip for a Chicago Uber driver pays out $14.42, and, since Uber drivers reportedly complete about 2 full trips per hour, their hourly earnings equate to an approximate total of $28.84. (Uber’s official estimate for Chicago drivers pegs hourly earnings between $25 – $30).
Since an average Uber driver works about 30 hours per week, the total earnings amount to $865.20 — making a year’s salary for a Chicago Uber driver $44,990.
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 (as well as the hours & geographic areas an Uber driver chooses to operate).
Uber Chicago 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 the Chicago area, follow these hotspot location guidelines:
Morning peak hours occur 6AM – 10AM (weekdays).
PM peak hours occur between 4PM – 8PM (weekdays).
Chicago Hot Spot Map:
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