In our first blog post of this series, we discussed the big differences between rideshare and food delivery tips. Let’s drill into rideshare and compare drivers’ tip experience between Uber and Lyft.
All of this data comes from rideshare and delivery drivers who use the Driver’s Seat app to track their own work data and see how it compares to others. You can see the breakdown for your own data by downloading the app.
Often we hear from drivers that they notice differences in tipping between the two major rideshare platforms, but they can't be sure without more data. So we took a look at the numbers and analyzed tip frequency, tip size, and tip as share of total earnings. Here's what we learned!
About one in four rideshare trips are tipped. This tip rate is pretty much the same between Uber and Lyft, with just a 3% difference.
Yes, but the difference isn't as much as some drivers might think. The typical tip amount for both platforms is around $4.00.
A small impact. Rideshare tips count for only a small portion of driver earnings.
Not so much after all.
After examining more than 16,000 earnings from our random sample of Driver’s Seat users, we found that the three key aspects of tipping (frequency, size, and share of earnings) are pretty consistent between Uber and Lyft.
P.S. Did you know we recently launched automatic tracking for trips and earnings in the Driver’s Seat app? It’s the easiest way to see how you’re performing with gig work. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play and compare your performance to other drivers!