Every electric scooter company has a program that allows everyday people to collect scooters at night, charge them at their homes, and return them to the street fully-charged in the morning. Companies pay these chargers a fee for each scooter they charge.
Each company has their own vernacular for their charging team. Bird has “Chargers,” while Lime has “Juicers” and Skip has “Rangers.”
While each company’s program is slightly different, chargers typically get paid $5 - $10 per scooter. The amount paid depends mainly on how low the battery is on the scooter when its picked up. The lower the charge, the more you get paid. So a scooter that has 80% battery life remaining might get you $5, while a scooter with 0% battery left might earn you $10.
Even higher prices are paid for scooters that appear to be lost or require maintenance. The rewards for charging these more precious scooters can be as high as $20, but they are often very difficult to locate — often hidden away inside parking garages or locked up in peoples’ homes and apartments.