Driver Pay Rates

TLC’s driver pay rules establish a minimum per-trip payment standard for all drivers working for High-Volume For-Hire Services. For more information visit High-Volume For-Hire Services. On this page you will find the current driver pay rates for the minimum payment standard. These rates will be adjusted periodically.

Current rates as of February 01, 2020:

Uber

Non-WAV trips:

  • $1.103 per mile
  • $0.502 per minute

WAV trips:

  • $1.429 per mile
  • $0.502 per minute

Out-of-town trips:

Standard rates apply within city limits. Outside of New York City, these rates apply:

  • $1.280 per mile (non-WAV)
  • $1.658 per mile (WAV)
  • $0.582 per minute

Lyft

Non-WAV trips:

  • $1.103 per mile
  • $0.502 per minute

WAV trips:

  • $1.429 per mile
  • $0.502 per minute

Out-of-town trips:

Standard rates apply within city limits. Outside of New York City, these rates apply:

  • $1.280 per mile (non-WAV)
  • $1.658 per mile (WAV)
  • $0.582 per minute

VIA

Non-WAV trips:

  • $0.928 per mile
  • $0.422 per minute

WAV trips:

  • $1.201 per mile
  • $0.422 per minute

Out-of-town trips:

Standard rates apply within city limits. Outside of New York City, these rates apply:

  • $1.280 per mile (non-WAV)
  • $1.658 per mile (WAV)
  • $0.582 per minute
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