7) Good Money
When people think of taxi drivers, often you see the impression of a cranky guy leaning over the front seat with a smirk on his face and saying, “Where to?” grumpily. While reviewing reported salaries of cabbies in New York, it’s no wonder they are irritable, or at least lend to the stereotype. They aren’t paid very well — about $10 to $15 an hour.
In comparison, the reported salary of Uber drivers is nearly $20 an hour, with many making much more. While reports of what Uber drivers truly make have been inflated in recent years, it is true that you can make a good living, and if you are willing to put in the hours, and work peak times, you can earn an annual salary of $70,000 and above.