The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) approved raising the minimum pay for drivers working for High-Volume For-Hire (HVFHV) services. Scheduled to take effect Dec 19, 2022, a judge struck down the proposed rate increase Jan. 6, due to a legal action initiated by Uber. The current minimum pay rates are available at:

On January 19, the TLC released the following Notice: “Minimum High-Volume For-Hire Driver Pay Rates to Increase Beginning February 1, 2023.

Despite the setback, the TLC released the following: “Pursuant to TLC Rule § 59D-22(a)(4), the minimum high-volume for-hire service driver pay rates will increase in accordance with the 2022 annual average increase in the CPI-W, resulting in a 6.39% increase in the minimum per-mile and per-minute rates.”

Beginning Feb. 1, the following minimum pay rates will be in effect:


  • Non-WAV per mile: $1.234
  • Non-WAV per minute: $0.564
  • WAV per mile: $1.600
  • WAV per minute: $0.564
  • Out-of-town per mile (non-WAV): $1.434
  • Out-of-town per mile (WAV): $1.860
  • Out-of-town per minute: $0.652

Drivers may also utilize the Driver Pay Calculator to determine how much they may be entitled to: Please call (718) 391-5539 or e-mail with any questions.

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