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Uber Says Its Drivers Are Making $75,000 - $90,000 A Year

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For users, the appeal of Uber is obvious. You can get a car on demand without the hassle of looking up and calling a cab company. But it turns out it's extremely lucrative for drivers as well. 

According to Uber, the median wage for an UberX driver working at least 40 hours a week in New York City is $90,766 a year and $74,191 a year in San Francisco, The Washington Post reports.  UberX is its lower-cost service, where drivers use their own vehicles, similar to Lyft’s service.

For contrast, estimates place the average cab driver's salary at around $30,000 a year. That's nearly triple the income. New York City Uber drivers even make more than the average tech worker across the U.S., who pull in $87,811 a year. 


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