Looking for driving jobs in New York City, NY?
Are you searching for full-time driver jobs or part-time driver jobs in New York City? Try using Uber instead. The app gives you the flexibility to set your own hours and earn on your time.
Become a rideshare driver in New York City, NY
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 New York City while getting riders where they need to go.
Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:
Deliver with Uber Eats
Try food delivery using your 4-wheel or 2-wheel vehicle. With Uber Eats, you can connect people with the food they love from local restaurants.
Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.
New York City, NY
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in New York City.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 $36.83/hour are based on median earnings of drivers in New York City from 2023-05-01 to 2023-05-22. 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 in New York City compare with other driver jobs?
Being a driver in New York City using Uber’s app gives you the flexibility to work whenever you choose, whether that’s full-time, part-time, or just a short time on the weekend. You don’t need previous experience, and you don’t have to work a fixed schedule, which some other driver jobs in New York City require.
- If I drive using Uber in New York City, how often will I be required to drive?
Being a rideshare driver in New York City using Uber means you can drive as often as you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you.
- 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 New York 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 New York City?
We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in New York City. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.
- 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.
- What cars are eligible for driving in New York City?
Each city has its own rules about what vehicles and model years can be used to become a driver with Uber. At uber.com/eligible-vehicles, you’ll see what the eligible vehicles are in New York City. You can find basic vehicle requirements for your area at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- May I drive with Uber if I already drive with another rideshare app?
Yes. Uber has no restrictions on the number of apps you can use if you drive or deliver on our platform. Our goal is to provide you with reliable opportunities so that we consistently earn your business.
- Am I allowed to become a driver with Uber in New York City if I’m already a taxi driver here?
Yes, if you drive a taxi (or have another type of driver job), you’re also able to become a driver using Uber in your available time with a vehicle that’s your own.
- In New York City, is there a maximum number of hours I can drive using Uber?
New York City or local regulations might enforce a daily time limit for drivers on rideshare platforms. Uber’s Driver app will alert you when you’re reaching that limit and when you can go back online to keep earning. For more details about driver requirements, you can go to uber.com/drive/requirements/regulatory.
- In New York City, how can I get the money I earn from driving on the Uber platform?
After you complete your first trip in the US, you’re eligible to cash out with Instant Pay up to 5 times a day. (All earnings are available to be cashed out, including earnings and tips.) The money gets transferred to your debit card. You can get general information about how to access your earnings from driving with Uber at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
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