Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?

  • Ajoutée 9 oct. 2019
  • Why is ride-hail tipping so confusing?
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    If you've ever felt unsure about how much to tip your driver on apps like Uber or Lyft, you're not alone. There's a lot of confusion around tipping etiquette on app-based rides, and much of it can be traced back to Uber's beginnings. As the app that made ride-hailing a thing in the first place, Uber established many of the standards around how we use those services, including the forgoing of tips. But as the ride-hail market has changed, that's become less of a good deal for drivers.
    To learn more about the average pay and tips of an Uber driver, check out this survey by Ridester:
    ...and this study by the Economic Policy Institute:
    For more information about the app-based drivers versus other workers in the gig economy, check out this study from JPMorgan Chase:
    The National Bureau of Economic Research has also done its own study on tipping on app-based rides, which you can find here (paywall): is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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Commentaires • 2 095

  • Nick King
    Nick King Il y a 3 heures

    Your Government should just enforce reasonable minimum wages to ensure tipping is no longer required like the rest of the civilized world.

  • Sunny Rivero
    Sunny Rivero Il y a 17 heures

    Cabbies have healthcare and pensions. Uber drivers have none of this plus have to pay all maintenance and gas for the car. Yes, APP DRIVERS NEED TIPS!

  • Edlyn M
    Edlyn M Il y a 2 jours +1

    What is wrong with people!? I always tip.

  • Matúś Cibilka
    Matúś Cibilka Il y a 2 jours

    You're not supposed to tip anyone you're supposed to give them a donation for good service and add mandatory donations to food.

  • Kyle Bowles
    Kyle Bowles Il y a 3 jours

    I'm usually getting a ride to the airport so I ask them if they want any of my weed so I don't have to throw it out. Usually they are super stoked

  • yung virgo
    yung virgo Il y a 3 jours +2

    my problem with tipping is that only certain positions in a job get tipped. If you’re working at a restaurant, only the waiters get tips. But I’m pretty sure the cooks & cashiers make minimum wage as well, how is that fair ? Or even fast food workers, only the delivery driver gets a tip. Or what if you’re working in retail, no one gets tips in retail. So???

    • yung virgo
      yung virgo Il y a 2 jours

      dela617 EXACTLY. Who made it fair to pick & choose who u want to tip ?

    • dela617
      dela617 Il y a 2 jours +1

      Factory workers don't get tipped. A lot of them are minimum wage. Why does the person who drives u or walks your food to you make extra money, but not the person who actually made or picked your food? The person who picks up after you. They get no tip. Janitor gets no tip. Entitlement.

  • Asahel
    Asahel Il y a 3 jours

    If they went an extra mile like carrying your heavy groceries up to your place, getting to the place much earlier than ETA to where you are needed or the driver is patient enough to wait for you if you are late. I think a tip is a MUST.

  • Asahel
    Asahel Il y a 3 jours

    Why tip somebody that has a 1% chance to met again, also as if its a mandatory, if youre well off then tip away.

  • adli lol
    adli lol Il y a 4 jours

    Grab better lorh

  • JohannCABJ
    JohannCABJ Il y a 4 jours

    Well Uber fares were a lot higher when it came out, in recent years, fares have dropped 50% so they had to add tips.

  • RedFusion TV
    RedFusion TV Il y a 5 jours

    What many fail to realize is the Uber and the other ride sharing companies lose A TON of money. They really can't afford to actually raise the amount they pay the drivers. Even if they did, they would just raise the cost for consumers.

  • Marley Euliano
    Marley Euliano Il y a 5 jours

    I tip every ride. Now I’m unsure! But I’d feel bad if I didn’t. Ugh

  • Lunatic Lunala
    Lunatic Lunala Il y a 6 jours

    in the rest of the world, all you have to pay for your travel is the fare itself. period. no tipping, no extras, just the fare. american culture is weird as f

  • Expo
    Expo Il y a 7 jours

    So... to stay competitive, app-based drive companies have to pay less than a livable wage to their employees, because if they don't do that, other companies will do it and kick out them from the business. And in EEUU they expect consumers to pay tips to the employees of these pathetically paid jobs so they can... well, live.
    If only the government could do things to avoid this, like regulations that prevent any company from lower too much the wage of their employees so, even in a competitive scenario, the employees will be respectfully paid.
    But I suppose those types of measures are socialism or anything like that.

  • Elvis Dimas
    Elvis Dimas Il y a 7 jours

    I never tip for anything,ANYTHING. Simple

  • Khaffit
    Khaffit Il y a 8 jours

    why tf should you tip a cab ddriver?

  • Thanduxolo Nelisiwe
    Thanduxolo Nelisiwe Il y a 8 jours

    Are they not paid for being ride hailing drivers such that we need to tip them at all?

  • R S
    R S Il y a 8 jours

    Don't ever tip.

  • Hisham Alhusaini
    Hisham Alhusaini Il y a 8 jours

    It gets me so mad that the app tells me to tip on uber eats before even getting my food like whats the point of tipping what if i found out he took 3 hours to give me my food and i realize i already over tipped

  • Aniket Shinde
    Aniket Shinde Il y a 8 jours

    Answer: that's up to you

  • PadreGordini
    PadreGordini Il y a 8 jours

    Uber pays me $.675 per mile and $.15 a minute, which is about 60% of what riders are charged. The minimum I make on a ride is $3.66, but it may have taken me 10 minutes to come pick you up, and another 5 minutes waiting because for some reason you are still not ready. The car is mine, I make payments, fill it with gas, maintenance....TIP YOUR DRIVERS YOU CHEAP SCUMBAGS

  • Diego Duarte
    Diego Duarte Il y a 8 jours +1

    Only tip cash for Uber. They have a BS “tipped wage” where your digital tip goes to their capped wage, not to the driver. In other words your just helping Uber pay their employees.

  • Maryanne M
    Maryanne M Il y a 9 jours

    So basically: "Uber finally caves and allows its customers to try and cover for the money they should already be paying their drivers." ??

  • Viraj Singh
    Viraj Singh Il y a 9 jours

    Tip tap toe.

  • Wesley Dudney
    Wesley Dudney Il y a 9 jours


  • Austin Steinaway
    Austin Steinaway Il y a 9 jours

    I was raised to always tip.
    But I wish they delved into WHY Americans tip. They could have done so much more with this...

  • Leon Rupreht
    Leon Rupreht Il y a 9 jours

    Vox: tip or I’m better than you

  • lnternet RB
    lnternet RB Il y a 9 jours

    I'm not tipping my lawyers
    I'm not tipping the grocery shop check-out clerk
    Why am I tipping drivers?

    • Dan Kurina
      Dan Kurina Il y a 8 jours

      Because they make more. Waiters bar tenders and cabs are paid less because of tips.

  • Regina Redding
    Regina Redding Il y a 9 jours

    (T)o (I)nsure (P)roper (S)ervice
    A decent tip is 20-25%
    At least, $2.00
    on every $10.00 you spent
    on the service/product itself.

  • Tim Serrano
    Tim Serrano Il y a 9 jours

    I need a sign that says, "Please tip your U.S. Government" cause that's where most of our tips go to anyway...

  • Jose Humberto Barraza Chavez
    Jose Humberto Barraza Chavez Il y a 10 jours +1

    The worst about america's tip culture, it's that it has sipped to Mexico.

  • Lucas Souto
    Lucas Souto Il y a 11 jours

    My country don’t have this weird tip culture

  • DJ Luke
    DJ Luke Il y a 11 jours

    Where I come from, I have only seen tip as a little nice gesture, not something that effects people's overall income. They get a full salary and then they just got a little extra if they did good

  • Angel Bank's Lopez
    Angel Bank's Lopez Il y a 12 jours

    You should tip your movers. Different delivery man brings food to your house and you tip him the mover man who's your whole house don't you think you should tip him.

  • fancynancy074
    fancynancy074 Il y a 12 jours

    Never saw that vid of the driver speaking truth to power to the former Uber CEO. Impressed- that’s super brave.

  • Diego Rodriguez
    Diego Rodriguez Il y a 13 jours

    Chicago Uber driver here !
    I usually give 20 rides daily, and from those 20 rides I probably will get tip by two or any of those rides . Chicagoans they rarely tip! Mostly people out of town they tip you ! Only some nice educated people not necessarily wealthy give me a tip !
    Before to be an Uber driver I always tip my drivers, considering that not all the fare goes to them . Plus considering that’s I’m saving at least 20% - 30% of a conventional taxi . People don’t be cheap !

  • Suraj Nath
    Suraj Nath Il y a 13 jours

    No i don't. I only tip when there is some leftover change when i pay the bill.

  • Jesse Days
    Jesse Days Il y a 13 jours

    I drive Uber sometime on the side, I never expect a tip but it is greatly appreciated ☺️ it is very hard letting people into your personal vehicle, it’s very uncomfortable and plus gas in California is so expensive.

  • Gio Lag
    Gio Lag Il y a 14 jours +2

    So does a nurse, a doctor, a financial adviser, a teacher, a customer assistant get tips? Why not?

    • dela617
      dela617 Il y a 2 jours

      Neither does a factory worker, field worker, farmer, farm hand, retail worker, fast food worker, post man, garbage man. Yet, delivery drivers and waitresses do and they're the ones who complain the most because they're getting over payed and will lose a lot of money if they remove tips.

  • Gio Lag
    Gio Lag Il y a 14 jours

    I don't get the US tipping culture. Most workers don't get a tip they get a wage. Why not give a tip to a nurse at a hospital then? Why not tip someone who works at the till at your local supermarket? Why not tip the person who did your mortgage papers at the bank?

  • Mittens
    Mittens Il y a 15 jours

    I have never ever tipped a driver, and I have a 4.94 star rating

    • Rich Pianas Last Oxy
      Rich Pianas Last Oxy Il y a 11 jours

      Mittens Ummmm thats because they rate you before they know if you are going to tip or not.

  • depressed cockroach
    depressed cockroach Il y a 15 jours

    it's not just America, here in my country it's like this as well. it's only exclusive for ride hailing app tho

  • Lt hulk
    Lt hulk Il y a 16 jours

    get $10 free when using freebird app for uber n lyft rides use code n9005

  • Gold
    Gold Il y a 16 jours

    the TIP thing is pure US thing...
    Logically you should TIP if you appraciate the Service. You want to pay extra, because you think it is deserved. You should not do it systematically.

  • Rose Opinya
    Rose Opinya Il y a 17 jours

    I tried to tip my lyft driver 20 bucks cause he was really pleasant and I enjoyed the ride. It only let me tip him 12 dollars?

    • cellophaneboy
      cellophaneboy Il y a 15 jours

      Rose Opinya I think it’s based on how much the ride was, I don’t think you can tip more than 40% of the ride cost

  • Alina Vinnytsia
    Alina Vinnytsia Il y a 17 jours

    Tipping is ridiculous American trend and totally unnecessary when you're already being paid basic wage for your work. Making it a trend creates problem for ppl who value the service and wouldn't wanna pay extra.

  • reallorn
    reallorn Il y a 18 jours +1

    Americans are the only dude who take tipping so seriously.

    • cellophaneboy
      cellophaneboy Il y a 15 jours

      reallorn exactly haha like it’s never that serious

  • Victorian Public Transport Productions

    In Australia topping isn’t a thing and can be considered rude because it infers that drivers don’t get paid well.

  • Xactenergy
    Xactenergy Il y a 18 jours

    Why should I tip?? I tip if I get like a water bottle or so. But in general, no.

  • The Carrot Clarinet
    The Carrot Clarinet Il y a 19 jours

    Capitalism takes its course i guess

  • Danny Foglesong
    Danny Foglesong Il y a 19 jours


    SiGHT SMaSH Il y a 19 jours +1

    In India you don't tip anyone no one u save DAT money

  • Wan 86 2016
    Wan 86 2016 Il y a 19 jours

    Really? I live in singapore and there’s no tipping on uber or on grab

  • Michael Morrow
    Michael Morrow Il y a 20 jours +1

    A tip is supposed to be extra. The only time you are supposed to tip is when the person went above and beyond. The way we tip in America isn’t a tip, it’s employment.

  • Paul Allen
    Paul Allen Il y a 20 jours

    Delivery fee. That’s my tip.

  • Doctor. Retardet
    Doctor. Retardet Il y a 20 jours

    Well it's like resturants YOU GUESS IF THE CAB DRIVER GETS TO EAT TONIGHT!Its up to the company to give good pay

  • Love a Narc Once
    Love a Narc Once Il y a 20 jours

    That the whole idea was not to tip Uber drivers bcaz of taxi driver support to be cheaper🤔
    Edit the Uber here in Toronto not very smart I'll just keep my comment to myself bye

  • Not Enderswift
    Not Enderswift Il y a 21 jour

    simple tip if the driver is nice and respectful. dont tip if the driver is an a hole

  • Tiger Rose
    Tiger Rose Il y a 21 jour


  • Jason Schneider
    Jason Schneider Il y a 21 jour

    Riders are supposed to tip all Uber and Lyft drivers. People who don’t tip are scumbag parasites