How much can you make driving for Uber in Hawaii?
My cousin has gotten it in his head that he’s going to move to Hawaii and make a killing as an Uber driver. I’m all for ambition and adventure, but I'm not sure it’s going to be the cash cow he thinks it is. Just how much do Uber drivers make in Hawaii?
Amber Reed · Answered on Dec 13, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Ah, the call of the islands. We’ve all heard it—unless you dislike the ocean, that is.
According to salary.com, a full-time Uber driver in Hawaii can expect to make around $43,000 annually. This isn’t terrible, but it’s hardly a killing — especially when you factor in the sky-high cost of living in Hawaii.
Your cousin would be wise to do some thorough research about what it’s like to work for a rideshare company, as it involves more than people think! Wear and tear on your car, the cost of gas, and getting extra car insurance are all part of the job. Not to mention, drivers for these companies are independent contractors, not employees, which means they have to factor in self-employment taxes and have to pay for health insurance out of pocket, which can get expensive.
But if he does pull it off, then you get to go and visit him—and at least you know you’ll have a ride from the airport!
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