The Sound of Silence, or What Uber and Airbnb’s Missing Data Tells Us – Tom Slee
Last May, Uber wrote this in a blog post:
MEDIAN UBERX SMALL BUSINESS INCOME PER YEAR: $90,766 (NYC); $74,191 (SF)
UberX driver partners are small business entrepreneurs demonstrating across the country that being a driver is sustainable and profitable. For example, the median income on uberX is more than $90,000/year/driver in New York and more than $74,000/year/driver in San Francisco.
There are all kinds of issues with the claim, but put them aside for the moment. Instead, here’s a question: assuming the claim to be true, what does Uber’s post tell us about the income of uberX drivers in cities other than New York and San Francisco?