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Friday, August 15, 2014

Uber Promises New Drivers $5,000 a Month

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 7:23 AM

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New drivers who sign with UberX could earn up to $5,000 their first month, guaranteed. 

That's according to the latest string of Uber billboards, which have been placed somewhat incongruously on Muni buses throughout the city.

Five thousand dollars a month is no small change for a contract livery job. It's far more than the starting salary for a California public school teacher. It's more than the median salary for journalists. It's certainly a better paying gig than petty drug-dealing, though not quite as lucrative as high-profile ecstasy trafficking.

It certainly beats driving a cab in San Francisco, though it's about commensurate with what one would earn driving a Muni bus. And it's still piddling compared to the $7,074 a month that a Facebook MBA intern might pull. 

There are, of course, a few stipulations. The UberX driver must be new, must work 40 hours a week, and must have a 90 percent acceptance rating to be eligible. Still, it's a tantalizing offer.

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.

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