Uber Pro Explained: Everything Drivers Need to Know (2022)

Dimitri Gedevanishvili

Dimitri Gedevanishvili

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If you’re driving for Uber, you know that every dollar counts. To help drivers earn more money, Uber has implemented a rewards program called Uber Pro.

To qualify for Uber Pro, drivers need to meet certain standards. When they are met, you are able to start reaping the rewards.

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With that said, some drivers feel as though the benefits aren’t worth the effort and sacrifices required in order to meet Uber’s standards. Today, we’re going to discuss what Uber Pro is, how drivers can achieve it, and whether these benefits are worth your time in the first place.

What Are the Rewards for Uber Pro?

Uber Pro is a tiered rewards program designed to provide high-performance Uber drivers with certain benefits. The tiers start at Blue and then go to Gold, Platinum, then Diamond.

Uber Pro Rewards Partner (Blue) Tier

All Uber drivers Uber Pro Partner tier members get access to the following benefits:

  • 1.5% cash back on gas at most gas stations
  • 3% cash back at Exxon and Mobil gas stations
  • Up to 25% off car maintenance
  • Consecutive trips promotions

Note that there are no requirements to get access to the Partner tier. All Uber drivers, at minimum, can access the above benefits.

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Uber Pro Rewards Gold Tier

Uber Pro Gold members get upgraded versions of those previous rewards as well as some new ones. Here are the Gold tier rewards (differences between the Partner and Gold tier benefits are bolded):

  • 3% cash back on gas at most gas stations
  • 4.5% cash back at Exxon and Mobil gas stations
  • Up to 25% off car maintenance
  • Consecutive trips promotions
  • Recognition in the riders’ app
  • Quest promotions
  • See trip length for long trips that are in the direction the passenger is going
  • Priority support
  • Free 24/7 roadside assistance

Uber Pro Rewards Platinum Tier

  • 3% extra on time and distance rates
  • 4% cash back on gas at most gas stations
  • 5.5% cash back at Exxon and Mobil gas stations
  • Up to 25% off car maintenance
  • Consecutive trips promotions
  • Recognition in the riders’ app
  • Quest promotions
  • See trip length for all trips
  • Priority support
  • Free 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 100% tuition coverage for Arizona State University online

Diamond Pro Rewards Platinum Tier

  • 6% extra on time and distance rates
  • 5% cash back on gas at most gas stations
  • 6.5% cash back at Exxon and Mobil gas stations
  • Up to 25% off car maintenance
  • Consecutive trips promotions
  • Recognition in the riders’ app
  • Quest promotions
  • See trip length for all trips
  • Priority support
  • Free 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 100% tuition coverage for Arizona State University online
  • Faster pickups at airports
  • Free dent repair

How To Achieve (And Rank Up) Your Uber Pro Status

Uber Pro ranks are achieved by accumulating a certain number of points in a three-month period. The points you earn reflect your status in the next three-month period. 

You also are required to have a rating of 4.85 stars or higher, as well as a cancellation rating of 4% or less. 

Uber Pro Tiers Explained

The base Partner tier doesn’t require any point minimum to achieve. This tier – and its rewards – are available to all Uber drivers.

The Gold tier requires 600 (or 300, depending on your area) points. The Platinum tier requires 1200 (or 600). The Diamond tier requires 1800 (or 1200).

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So, for example, if you earned 600 points between November 1 and January 31, you will be a Gold-tier driver for the following three-month period (February 1 to April 30).

How Do You Earn Points For Uber Pro?

Earning points for Uber Pro is relatively simple. Each drive you do gives you a point. Driving at certain times can actually get you 3 points, so it’s important to pay attention to the app.

Is Uber Pro Worth It?

Like with DoorDash’s Top Dasher program, there’s some controversy as to whether or not Uber Pro is worth it to achieve.

For one, many users see Uber Pro as a method for Uber to convince drivers to decline fewer trips. Many drivers choose to decline trips that are a certain distance away from them as a means to save more money. 

The main benefit that drivers on sites like Reddit seem to enjoy is the ability to see the length of a given trip. Without that feature, drivers don’t know how long a trip will be until after they accept it.

Want Another Great Way For Uber Drivers To Save More Money?

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