How much do Uber drivers make in Tampa, Florida?
I’m looking to pick up a little extra income while my wife is out of work. I currently live in Tampa, which seems to be growing exponentially, so I’m thinking that Uber might be a good choice. But how much should I expect to make as an Uber driver in Tampa?
Eric Schad · Answered on Dec 14, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Drivers for a rideshare company like Uber in Tampa, Florida, make a median annual wage of $35,802, according to statistics from Salary.com. While the top 10% of earners make almost $51,000 annually, the lowest 10% earn closer to $24,000.
Keep in mind that these are just estimates depending on how much you work. If you want to maximize your income no matter how much you drive for Uber, follow these tips:
- Drive during peak times to earn higher wages
- Figure out how to traverse Tampa traffic efficiently
- Stay on top of your car maintenance schedule](https://getjerry.com/car-insurance/car-maintenance-schedule)
- Be polite to your customers and help them carry luggage to earn tips
- Shop around to get the best rate on your rideshare insurance
- Bring food with you—such as snacks or small meals—rather than buy food
- Stay in a central location and avoid wasting gas by driving around aimlessly
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