A study from Stanford University has found that there is a gender pay gap at Uber
with male drivers outearning women by roughly seven percent. On closer inspection, however, that gender pay gap isn't what it seems. During a typical week, a male driver would earn an average of $397.68 compared to a female driver taking home $268.18 on average. When it comes to hourly earnings, however, things are far more equal with men earning $21.28 and women earning $20.04.
says that the entire gap can be explained through a number of factors. First of all, male drivers tend to operate in more lucrative locations. For example, they have a higher willingness to drive in areas with higher rates of crime and more drinking establishments
. Another reason is that men drive more often every week and they accumulate more experience and capital. They are also less likely to stop driving with Uber and they have a lower tendency to cancel trips.