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, Lux, and Lux SUV 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.
Note: The Lyft Fee in New York City is 31.4%