Lyft's Commission Structure

To provide a great platform and keep the community growing, Lyft takes a commission from total ride earnings, including Prime Time rides.

Lyft's Commission Structure: 

  • For drivers who applied before 12 AM on January 1, 2016: 20% Commission
  • For drivers who applied after 12 AM on January 1, 2016: 25% Commission
  • For a limited time, Premier rides will have the same commission as the above.
  • For drivers in New York: Lyft also collects an 11.4% administrative charge for operational expenses and the Black Car Fund.

Lyft takes no commission from tips, which passengers can add easily through the app. That's right — drivers always keep 100% of tips, whether it's a buck or a Benjamin.

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