Power Driver Bonus

The Power Driver Bonus program rewards drivers with bonuses based on how much they drove in a week. Power Driver Bonus has helped thousands of Lyft drivers earn back most or all of their commissions.

Drivers who successfully meet all Power Driver Bonus requirements can get additional earnings — check your Driver Dashboard to see details.

Power Driver Bonus resets each week. If you qualified one week for Power Driver Bonus, you may not qualify the next week.

The Power Driver Bonus isn't always available to all markets or drivers, so if you don’t see an email from us about your eligibility, don’t be discouraged. Even eligible drivers may not qualify for the Power Driver Bonus.

Continue meeting the requirements below and we’ll let you know whether you qualify. Always check your Driver Dashboard to see your eligibility for the current week.

Power Driver Bonus requirements:

  • Region: Power Driver Bonus must be available in your city
  • Vehicle: Cars must be a 2011 model or newer to be eligible for Power Driver Bonus. More than half of the rides in a week must be with an eligible vehicle.
  • Rides: Meet the specific ride requirements in your Driver Dashboard. These requirements may include giving a certain number of peak rides.
  • Acceptance Rate: Have a 90% acceptance rate for the week

Power Driver Bonus payment timing

We’ll calculate your Power Driver Bonus at the end of the week (Monday at 4:59 am local time) and add it to your weekly deposit, which is initiated on Tuesdays. Heads up: depending on your bank, you may not see the deposit until up to seven days later.

Power Driver Bonus and Lyft Line rides

Each Lyft Line passenger ride counts toward your weekly ride requirement as one completed ride.

For example: If one Lyft Line ride includes two separate ride requests, it counts as two completed rides. All Lyft Line rides count toward the hour when the first Line request was made.

Peak rides

Peak rides are Lyft rides given during the busiest times, which are called peak hours. These are the times we consistently need more drivers to meet passenger demand.

Peak hours aren’t necessarily Prime Time (which can happen at random times) or average hourly guarantees. Peak hours change weekly and are different for each city.

Drivers will see the peak hours for their approved city (learn how to change your city) in the Driver Dashboard.

Rides count as peak ride if the ride was requested during a peak hour.


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