WASHINGTON - D.C. Uber drivers are not satisfied with their compensation from the company, according to a study surveying 40 drivers who work in the city.
George Washington University scholar Katie Wells is closely following the lives of 40 Uber drivers in D.C.
Wells told FOX 5 transportation reporter Martin Di Caro drivers in D.C. are unable to successfully predict their earnings despite Uber’s effort to help them plan ahead.
“We found that there was not predictability and that drivers were taking on significant financial risk to get the chance to earn a decent wage, and many times that promise did not come true” Wells said.
Uber is making “cosmetic improvements” like enabling tipping drivers and providing drivers with more extensive support on the road, but the results suggest the company is not making changes to ensure drivers make a decent wage.
Uber drivers in D.C. are often working three jobs to support themselves, according to the study.
Wells’ study is ongoing. Uber has responded that they are taking steps to improve the driving experience.