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Go-Jek drivers’, partners’ earnings total Rp 10 trillion, UI survey finds

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 22, 2018   /   04:21 pm
Go-Jek drivers’, partners’ earnings total Rp 10 trillion, UI survey finds A Jakarta resident uses a smartphone to access the Go-Jek ride-hailing app. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Online transportation service company Go-Jek has distributed Rp 9.9 trillion (US$720.72 million) in earnings to its drivers and its micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) partners annually, a survey conducted by the Demographic Institute of the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Economics and Business School has found.

The survey focused only on the Go-Ride and Go-Food services offered by the ride-hailing company.

It was conducted from October to December 2017 and involved 3,315 motorcycle drivers, 3.456 customers and 806 MSMEs that participated in the Go-Food promotional event in Bandung, Bali, Balikpapan, Greater Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Makassar, Medan, Palembang and Surabaya

Survey leader Paksi Walandouw said that Go-Jek drivers earned Rp 8.2 trillion from their operations, while the MSMEs, particularly food producers and sellers, earned Rp 1.7 trillion.

“We asked Go-Jek drivers and MSMEs about their incomes before and after joining Go-Jek,” said Paksi during a press conference on Thursday in Jakarta, adding that the survey's margin of error was 5 percent.

From the data the survey researchers gathered and managed, each Go-Jek driver earned an average Rp 3.31 million per month, 1.25 times more than the average monthly minimum wage of Rp 2.8 million in the nine cities surveyed.

After joining Go-Jek, the survey found that the drivers’ incomes increased by an average 44 percent, while their spending increased by an average 31 percent. (dpk/bbn)