Unit 3 – Uber Driver Sign-on Bonus

An Uber driver sign-on bonus is an additional bonus Uber pays new drivers. This is an incentive to start driving for Uber.  The incentives can vary from $50 – $500 based on the city you are signing up to drive in.  This bonus is only available to new drivers.

It is IMPORTANT to note that you have to complete X number of rides.  You need to complete the application process, become approved to drive, and drive X number of trips. The number of rides varies by city but typically ranges from 10 to 50 rides. 10 rides in a major city can easily be completed in one night of driving. 50 can be completed in a week, easily. Even if you drive part-time these bonuses are easy to achieve in your first couple weeks of driving.

To find out what your Uber driver sign-on bonus is click to sign up to drive.  After you enter your city you will be able to find out what your sign on bonus is.  The bonuses change often. We can’t really put together a list of bonuses because next week they will be out of date.  For example:  A big music festival will be in your city next month. Uber will increase your sign up bonuses in anticipation of demand. On the other hand, Uber may decrease bonuses because some big festivals or conventions have recently ended and they don’t need as many new drivers.

You want to make sure you use a referral code to sign up to drive for Uber. This is the only way to be sure you are getting paid a new driver bonus. Otherwise Uber won’t pay you a bonus. Use this link to apply to drive for Uber, if you haven’t already, and find out what your bonus is.

To complete your Uber driver sign-on bonus you will need to follow a few steps:

  • Complete your application to become a driver
  • Download the Uber Partner app
  • Start driving
  • Complete X number of rides
  • You will be paid on your next pay period!

Complete Your Application to Become a Driver

You will need to complete the process to become a driver. We have put together a step by step guide to help you through the process of becoming an Uber driver.

Download the Uber Partner App

The app for drivers is called the Uber Partner app. This is app is NOT the same as the app for passengers. The Uber Partner app is NOT available in the app store.

Once you complete the Uber driver application Uber will send you a link to download the app. If you can’t find the link you can download the Uber Partner app here.

Start Driving

Once you are approved get out there and start driving! Your first few rides are usually the easiest! Just let your passengers know you are new. Heck, that’s how I got my first $20 tip! My passengers were all very understanding.

Complete X Number of Rides

I can’t say how many rides you need to complete to receive your Uber driver sign-on bonus.  I can’t say because the number of rides you need to complete varies by city.  I had to complete 50 rides to get my bonus. My college friend only had to complete 10 rides to get his bonus

Uber should notify you of how many rides you need to complete. If not, contact Uber support at: support@uber.com.  You may want to contact them to make sure you are getting the bonus you deserve to receive.

You will be paid on your next pay period!

The Uber new driver bonus should show up on your next pay period. It shows up as “other” on your pay statement.


This is really great. It’s like a raise. Complete your rides and get a bonus. It may be like doubling your paycheck!

You always want to sign up to drive for Uber through a referral to ensure that you qualify for the best new driver bonus possible.  Use this link if you haven’t signed up to drive for Uber before.

Looking for more?

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