Posted November 14, 2018 09:31:13California drivers earn $18.78 an hour, according to the most recent data available from the California Labor Department.
Uber drivers are paid less than the minimum wage, but are allowed to earn up to $40 an hour and a half a day on the job.
In the most recently released numbers, Uber drivers made a combined total of $15.07 an hour.
Uber has been in crisis mode for weeks and is struggling to pay drivers and the millions of other riders who rely on the app.
The company has said it is “under investigation” by the California Department of Labor, which is investigating whether the company is complying with wage and hour laws.
California’s minimum wage is $8.25 an hour; Uber drivers, as the state’s largest taxi companies, make $17.45.
In a statement, Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Coates said, “We have no reason to believe that our drivers are not earning a living wage, or that they are not working to provide a fair wage to drivers.
But it’s a question of whether they are making enough money to support their families.”
In an email to The Associated Press, Uber said it was “under a review of our pay practices” and that it had “no plans to change our practices or increase pay for our drivers in the future.”