Posted November 24, 2018 07:00:18The average US household earns $2,921 per month on average.
If that sounds like a lot, consider that a US household spends roughly $11,000 a year on transportation, according to the US Department of Transportation.
And a recent report from the American Community Survey found that almost two-thirds of US workers report being “very satisfied” with their transportation, and nearly two-fifths are “satisfied or very satisfied” about their job.
What’s in the driver’s pay?
While many drivers earn $8-10 an hour, the average Uber driver makes about $10,000 per year.
Drivers in cities like San Francisco make more than the average worker, though, at $14,000.
Drivers from Texas and New York City, which have more expensive transportation options, make more money than drivers from any other US state.
A few cities in the US have a higher average pay than the national average.
The median US household earned $50,092 in 2018, according the Census Bureau, but the median household in the city of Atlanta paid $60,988.
Drivers from New York make more.
The average salary of a driver in the New York metro area is $67,633, according Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
But drivers from New Jersey make $75,064, and drivers from California make $78,971.
Driving in the Bay Area can be expensive.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the median cost of a car in the San Francisco area was $35,927, but drivers from the city made $53,739.
Drivers made more in Los Angeles, where the median monthly salary was $70,957.