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Upstate-NY is all of NY State north of NYC-Suberbs (Westchester County, Rockland County, and Long Island). Rates in all of Upstate-NY, from Buffalo to Binghamton to Albany, appear to be the same. Uber is new in Upstate-NY so there are few expectations. It may be useful to compare rates in nearby areas.

What is your "Uber-cut"? This may be the difference between the driver pay rates that you see and the gross fare rates in the table below. 30%-33% or more has been reported. 20%-25% was standard before Upstate-NY opened.

Uber has announced significantly lower rates for NYC-Suburbs than they had been charging and are currently charging for NYC. What worse for everyone, Uber may be taking a significantly larger cut, above the current 25%, out of what riders pay. The "Booking fee" effectively increases the Uber cut, especially for short trips. The only good news is a 22 cent per minute charge for wait time after 2 minutes and the minimum fare is $7.

IMPORTANT: Updated after July 8, 2017 Booking fare increases.
Rate is based on location of pickup-point, not your home city.




UPDATE: Lyft has identical rates as Uber with the following exceptions:
  • Driver keeps 100% of cancel fees.
  • Lyft pays return tolls (if you email support), but not CT-to-NYC surcharge
  • Lyft pays (and charges) slightly less in Jersey Shore then Uber
Other NYS forums are discussing this:
https://uberpeople.net/threads/lower-rates-for-nyc-suburbs.179087/
https://uberpeople.net/threads/lower-rates-for-nyc-suburbs.179236/
https://uberpeople.net/threads/upstate-ny-rates.179929/
 

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I am not getting these posted rates.
Where are you, Albany? What rates do you see? Do you know if they are gross (before) or net (after Uber cut)? A screenshot of a one or more trip details might be helpful.
 

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I am in Albany.
Base fare is $.77
Per minute is $.1549
Per mile is $.6690
This is the breakdown of my earnings.
If your numbers are Net profit, after a 30% Uber cut, then they line-up with the Upstate-NY gross profit numbers in the table from the initial post.
 

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in other words they still aren't listening to us. RAISE THE RATES. WE DONT NEED 180 DAYS WE NEED 120 SECONDS TO RAIS THEM BACK TO WHAT THEY WERE PRIOR TO THE CUTS
Agree. You're "preaching to the choir".
 

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UPDATE: Lyft has identical rates as Uber with the following exceptions:
  • Driver keeps 100% of cancel fees.
  • Lyft pays return tolls (if you email support), but not CT-to-NYC surcharge
  • Lyft pays (and charges) slightly less in Jersey Shore then Uber
 
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