Three months ago, we announced that drivers would keep 100% of their earnings for spring. We extended that timeline into summer and added a $1 bonus as we built out the best way to reintroduce commissions, which are necessary to grow the business and ramp up driver support. Starting next Monday, Aug. 18, commissions will return with a new program called Power Driver Bonuses. Commissions will be 20% or lower — and the more you drive, the more you'll earn back.
Prime Time + More Tips
To help support the new Power Driver Bonuses, commissions will also be included in the Prime Time portion of rides. You will now see Prime Time reflected in the total price of the ride rather than as an extra tip. Rest assured: You'll continue to receive 100% of tips passengers leave you — and thanks to the redesigned button, tips are on the rise!
We're working on additional improvements to make tipping even easier, as well as other driver upgrades like our $5 no-show fee and improved driver summaries.
A Growing Movement
We appreciate everything you do to nurture Lyft in your neighborhood, and we'll continue paying it forward by investing in the future of this movement. You're now part of a family that's more than 60,000 drivers strong — twice the population of Liechtenstein — and bringing safer, friendlier transportation to nearly 70 cities and counting.