Become a rideshare driver in Kansas City, KS
Your city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in Kansas City while getting riders where they need to go.
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Kansas City, KS
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in Kansas City.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Kansas City, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Driving with Uber in Kansas City offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver using the Uber platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make life work for them.
Uber offers part-time driver job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
To be a driver in Kansas City, you must meet certain requirements: meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have at least one year of driving experience, and clear a background check. The documents you’ll need to submit are a valid driver's license; proof of residency in your city, state, or province; and insurance if you plan to drive your own car. To sign up, the process includes submitting documents and photo; providing information for a background check; and finding out if your car is eligible (or getting a vehicle that is). For more information, you can go to uber.com/drive/requirements.
Uber’s mission is to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.
*DISCLAIMER: Stated earnings of $25.99/hour are based on median earnings of drivers in Kansas City from 2023-08-28 to 2023-09-18. Actual earnings vary, depending on factors like number of trips completed, time of day, and location. Earnings include trip fares, certain promotions (which are subject to change and may vary), and tips (which are provided at the discretion of the rider). Median earnings in your specific location may be lower than the city figure. Since median is the middle, you may make more or less than the median amount. For the avoidance of doubt, drivers are paid on the number of completed trips, but not hourly.
Frequently asked questions
- How does driving with Uber compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in Kansas City?
Different driving jobs offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Kansas City, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time driver job, or you want the flexibility to work whenever you choose.
- Am I required to drive with Uber for a certain amount of time?
Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Kansas City whenever you choose.
- How do tips work with my earnings?
Riders can tip you directly through the app for the service you provide, and you can see total tips in your weekly summary. As a rideshare driver in Kansas City, the tips you make from driving are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- Am I able to track my earnings as I drive with Uber in Kansas City?
Whether you’re driving or delivering, Uber’s Driver app offers helpful tools to find out how much you’re getting paid. At the top of your screen, you’ll see a monetary amount that shows your earnings. Look for resources in the app if you want more information about your totals and details.
- Am I allowed to drive and deliver using Uber?
Yes. You can be a rideshare driver and/or delivery person using Uber in your free time with your own vehicle, as long as that vehicle meets the requirements for the type of driving you’re doing. Get more information at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- In Kansas City, what are some of the common places where drivers pick up and drop off riders?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, and The University of Kansas Medical Center. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Hilton Garden Inn Kansas City. And, of course, Kansas City International Airport.
- What cars are eligible for driving in Kansas City?
All vehicles must comply with the requirements on Uber’s vehicle requirements page for Kansas City and for the ride options listed there. You can access that page at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- Can I drive with Uber in Kansas City and also drive a taxi?
Yes. You can drive a taxi (or have another part-time or full-time driver job) and also get paid to drive using Uber in your free time with your own vehicle.
- Are riders allowed to request rides with Uber to and from Kansas City International Airport?
For the most updated information about Kansas City International Airport pickups and dropoffs, go to the airports page on Uber.com.
- How does surge pricing affect my earnings in Kansas City?
During busy times in Kansas City, surge will appear on the map as red, orange, and yellow. To earn surge pricing, drive to those colored areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. Surge amounts will be applied once you complete your trip.
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