A brand-new driver experience
With Lyft California, you get the flexibility to drive when and where you want, plus guaranteed earnings and new benefits.
Earnings and benefits you can count on
Along with keeping 100% of your tips, driving with Lyft California means you can:
Make guaranteed earnings
Drive when and where you want
Qualify for a healthcare subsidy
Get medical and disability coverage
Why drive with Lyft California
Guaranteed earnings with vehicle compensation
Drive more confidently knowing you’ll always be paid guaranteed earnings (plus 30¢ per mile for vehicle expenses) for all time and distance whenever you're booked with a passenger. Booked time and distance start from the moment you accept a rideshare request until the time you drop off your passenger. There’s no limit to how much you can make.
Be your own boss
Drive when and where you want — and take breaks that work best for you.
You can qualify for a healthcare subsidy by averaging 15 hours of booked time per week.
Medical and disability coverage
You're automatically covered for injuries on the job through occupational accident insurance.
Submit your application
You'll also need to pass a driving history and criminal background check.
Once you're approved to drive, you can open the Lyft Driver app, see where it's busy, go online, and start earning.
Get guaranteed earnings
Drive and earn, and cash out whenever you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are hourly earnings calculated?
How are guaranteed earnings calculated?
When will I receive the guaranteed earnings adjustment?
What happens if I make more than the guaranteed earnings amount?
How am I compensated for vehicle expenses?
How do I receive the healthcare subsidy?
Can I still go online at any time?
Can I still decline rides?