Starting June 27, we’re updating the way your pay is calculated to make your time on the road more valuable. You’ll start earning as soon as you tap Accept, you’ll get paid for every Shared pickup, and we’re changing your rate card to better value time spent driving instead of miles traveled.
Your rates are based on the region where your ride starts. Check rates for your city.
You’ll get paid for pickup time
One of your top requests is to get paid while you’re driving to pick up a passenger. Now, you will be: Your ride payment will include time and distance to pickup.
You’ve also let us know you’d like to be paid for additional Shared pickups. You’ll now be paid a flat rate for every pickup that gets added — because a pickup is a pickup, and you should always get paid for it.
With these changes, a ride with a long pickup is worth as much as a ride with a pickup close by. When a passenger is far away, you’ll no longer need to stress about whether it’s worth it to accept the ride. You’ll be paid the same rates on the way there as you’ll make when you’re with a passenger in the car.
Valuing your time
In a recent survey, over 1,000 drivers across the country let us know you value time over distance. We want to make sure your pay reflects your priorities, so we’re updating the way your pay is calculated. On June 27, you’ll be paid more for time spent driving instead of miles traveled.
This means you’ll be paid for every minute you spend in traffic.
We know that in order for Lyft to work, it has to work for drivers. We’ve heard you loud and clear: Your success with Lyft depends on your ability to make the most of your time on the road. We’re working hard so you’re rewarded for all the effort you put into driving.
Where it’s available
These improvements are rolling out to all drivers in the coming months. Drivers in the following cities will start to see them on June 27:
Lake Havasu City