How much Uber pays employees, from software engineers to data analysts

  • Business Insider analyzed salary data Uber shared with the US government.
  • Companies have to tell the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification how much they pay employees from outside the US to make sure they’re not offering below the market average.
  • The positions included in this report have salaries ranging from $85,301 to $330,000.
  • Are you a current or former Uber employee? Do you have an opinion about what it’s like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected], on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address [email protected]
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Though Uber has gone through multiple rounds of layoffs in the past two years, its pay for some positions is competitive with many of the biggest Silicon Valley tech firms, according to data the ride-hailing firm has shared with the US government.

The US Office of Foreign Labor Certification requires companies to disclose

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Uber will reopen San Francisco office amid COVID-19, but with far fewer people


Uber’s starting to open its offices.

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Uber will reopen its San Francisco headquarters to staff for the first time since March, in response to some employees who said they’d like the option to work away from home.

In an email to employees Wednesday, the company said that starting Nov. 12, it will begin allowing employees to use the office as long as the city allows, though it’s capping capacity at around 10%, or about 250 employees. The company told employees they can work from home until at least July 2021.

“The biggest message is safety first,” said Michael Huaco, Uber’s vice president of workplace, overseeing the company’s real estate. “

Uber’s reopening offers a window into how large tech companies are navigating the coronavirus pandemic that’s 

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Uber delivers miss in earnings amid slow pandemic recovery

  • Uber on Thursday released financial results of its third quarter. 
  • For the three months ended July 31, Uber lost more than $1 billion on revenues of $3.13 billion.
  • Shares of the company fell in late trading following the release. 
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Uber’s pandemic recovery isn’t happening as quickly as investors would like.

The ride-hailing giant on Thursday revealed third-quarter financials that fell below analyst expectations and sent shares lower in late trading.

Overall losses for the quarter ended Sept. 31 totaled $1.09 billion, on adjusted revenues of $2.81 billion. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected an adjusted net loss of $876 million on revenues of $2.82 billion. Losses not including taxes and depreciation were smaller than last quarter, but greater than a year ago. 

Uber’s stock price sank as much as 5% following the announcement, paring sharp gains from earlier in the week after the

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Uber, Lyft Shares Surge As California Passes Ballot Initiative on Driver and Delivery Worker Independence

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Uber, Lyft Shares Surge As California Passes Ballot Initiative on Driver and Delivery Worker Independence

Uber Technologies shares surged higher Wednesday, as did its ride-sharing rival Lyft Inc. , as early indications from a ballot initiative in California suggest the two companies can continue to treat their drivers as independent contractors.

California voters look to have passed Proposition 22, the most expensive ballot initiative in the state’s history, by a 58% to 42% margin Wednesday, enabling Uber, Lyft and other so-called ‘gig economy’ companies to allow drivers and delivery workers to set their own hours. Passing Proposition 22 will override a 2019 law that classified the drivers as employees of the San Francisco companies.

The win also relieves the burden of offering healthcare, unemployment insurance and minimum wage salaries from gig economy companies, who had argued such cost would lead to job cuts and price increases.


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Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent

OAKLAND, Calif. — Drivers and other workers for so-called gig economy companies in California will not become their employees.

California voters carried Uber and Lyft to victory, overwhelmingly approving Proposition 22, a ballot measure that allows gig economy companies to continue treating drivers as independent contractors.

Uber, Lyft and the delivery service DoorDash designed the measure to exempt the companies from a state labor law that would have forced them to employ drivers and pay for health care, unemployment insurance and other benefits. As a concession to labor advocates, the initiative offers a wage floor and limited benefits to drivers.

The Associated Press projected early Wednesday that Prop. 22 had carried 58 percent of the vote. Prop. 22 faced the strongest opposition in San Francisco, where Uber and Lyft are headquartered, with more than a 19 point deficit.

The vote resolves the fiercest regulatory battle Uber and Lyft have faced

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Uber, Lyft prevail to keep California workers independent


Brett Atencio Thomas, an employee at Union Station, votes at a polling station there on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles.


Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services prevailed at the ballot box in their expensive gamble to keep drivers classified as independent contractors.

The titans of the so-called gig economy bankrolled the most expensive ballot measure in California history to exempt drivers from being classified as company employees eligible for benefits and job protections.

The measure had more than 58% of the nearly 11 million votes counted so far.

Proposition 22 pitted the gig companies, including DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart, against labor unions. More than $225 million was spent — the vast majority by the companies.

The ballot question overrides lawmakers and the courts to keep drivers independent and able to set their own hours. If the companies’ had

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California projected to pass proposition to treat Uber drivers as contractors

By Tina Bellon and Lisa Baertlein

(Reuters) – Voters in trend-setting California backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies that cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail drivers’ status as independent contractors, not employees, according to a projection by data provider Edison Research.

The result is one of the most closely watched decisions about the future of the gig economy, in a state that is home to app-based ride and delivery companies such as Uber and Lyft.

The measure, known as Proposition 22, marked the culmination of years of legal and legislative wrangling over a business model that introduced millions of people to the convenience of ordering food or a ride with the push of a button.

Companies described the contest as a matter of ensuring flexibility for a new generation of workers who want to choose when and how they work. Opponents saw it as an effort to

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Results of California Proposition 22 on allowing Lyft and Uber drivers to be independent contractors

  • Proposition 22 in California would allow companies to hire app-based drivers as independent contractors instead of employees of the company.
  • A recent study from the University of California, Santa Cruz shows that over 70% of gig workers work more than 30 hours a week but do not receive most employee benefits.
  • Insider will have live results on the propositions as soon as they come in.
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California’s 2020 ballot includes Prop 22, which would allow app-based drivers and delivery workers to work as independent contractors instead of company employees. State law currently requires rideshare and delivery companies to hire drivers as employees, not independent contractors.


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A recent study from the University of California, Santa Cruz shows that over 70% of gig workers work more than 30 hours a week but do not receive most employee benefits. If Prop 22 passes, app-based drivers

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Uber Eats Accused Of Racial Bias Over Policy Allowing Free Delivery For Black-Owned Restaurants


  • Uber Eats received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy
  • Proud to support black-owned businesses with this initiative: Uber
  • Small or mid-sized, independent Black-owned restaurants qualify for Uber’s scheme

Restaurant owners are accusing Uber Eats of discrimination after the company waived delivery fees for some restaurants owned by Black people, TechCrunch reported.

Uber Eats has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy from owners of other restaurants,  who are accusing the company of replacing a just system with one that is a racially biased one. One of the complaints, according to the report, accuses Uber Eats of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law in California that protects businesses from discrimination on the basis of factors that include race.

After the killing of George Floyd in May, the company, in a bid to support the community, waived delivery fees from independent Black-owned

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Uber, Grubhub, and DoorDash Under Scrutiny as the Industry Consolidates

Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) is buying Postmates and the ride-hailing businesses of BMW and Daimler, while Just Eat is buying Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB). DoorDash previously acquired Caviar.

Yet as the third-party delivery and ridesharing industry consolidates, it is coming under closer scrutiny from politicians who view its practices as harmful to consumers and the restaurants they serve. More regulation of these businesses may be forthcoming.

Food delivery scooter rider

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Lining up against delivery

California just banned the practice of adding restaurants to third-party delivery apps that the services don’t have a relationship with. Restaurants that didn’t offer their own delivery service as a means of controlling the quality of their food were still finding their menus listed with the likes of DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber anyway.

The services argued they were introducing new potential customers to the restaurants, but last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed into law

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