I wish this site offered posts that were stickys (sp?). Meaning it could/would be placed at the top of any forum page so that readers would always see it. I think this would be a valuable post for everyone to read before they post to complain about how much a percentage Uber is taking from the fare. The complaint usually along the lines of “I can’t believe Uber is taking 55%! I thought it would be 25%. Uber is ripping us off!”. At risk of sounding like a shill, no matter how much Uber receives from the fare, unless there is a specific issue with that fare, they are always paying you exactly the way you agreed for them to pay you. Let me explain. In every market there has always been a posted per mile/minute fare. Currently, in my market (Boston) its $1.35 per mile/$0.21 per minute. Depending on when you started driving for Uber, they either take 20% or 25% of that mile/min fare for commission. In my case, it’s 20%. Therefore I get paid $1.08 per mile and $0.168 per minute (minus fees). If I was at 25% it would be $1.0125 mile/$0.1575 per minute (minus fees). The only way I will ever get paid more is if there is surge/boost (multiply those mile/min numbers by the surge/boost multipliers) or through incentives. Other than the lower fares, this is how I have always been paid in the 3+ years since I’ve been doing this. Therefore, those are the only numbers I review when looking at my fare. And as long as I get paid correctly based on route and multipliers, I move on because it is all I can and should expect. I do not spend much time worrying about how much the rider spent. Because ,quite frankly, they are the ones getting ripped off. The upfront fares they pay SHOULD be based off of the per mile/min rate in that market, just as my pay does. But since Uber does not break down how they determined the upfront price, they can and usually do charge above and beyond the what the mile/min rate (plus advertised fees) should be for the ride. And all the difference all goes into Uber’s pocket. But the riders either don’t realize they are being ripped off, or they don’t care. So to me, that is on them. Is short, as always, we drivers get paid 75% or 80% of the market fares (minus fees), not 75% to 80% of what the rider pays. If that bugs you, the best way to fight it is to let pax know they are being ripped off and how to beat it, or long haul when you can to reduce Uber’s cut.