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. In San Francisco, the median wage for an UberX driver working at least 40 hours a week is $74,191.
Uber’s numbers don’t account for the costs a driver incurs to own and operate a vehicle. Still, the gap in compensation for providing similar services is astounding, and illuminates the power of Uber, which is using its mastery of technology to steadily disrupt the traditional cab industry. Worldwide 20,000 new drivers a month have joined Uber’s platform in 2014."