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Driving for Uber Eats: What is it Like Delivering Food for Uber?

Have you ever thought about becoming a delivery driver with Uber Eats? Uber Eats drivers are independent contractors who are paid to pick up and drop off food orders, similar to driving for Postmates and DoorDash.

Uber Eats accepts almost any vehicle, so drivers with older cars that don&#;t qualify for Uber ridesharing services can instead drive for Uber Eats.

If you&#;re interested in driving for Uber Eats, this article will tell you what the gig is like, how much Uber Eats drivers get paid, and how you can sign up to deliver.

Covid Update: Uber has instituted a number of protections for couriers and customers, including no-contact deliveries and a mask mandate for drivers. Requirements for drivers have not changed.

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What is Uber Eats?

Uber Eats offers on-demand food delivery from local restaurants. Customers choose menu items using the Uber Eats app, then Uber Eats drivers pick up the food and deliver it to the customer. It is similar to Postmates and DoorDash. Uber Eats drivers can work whenever they want without a schedule. Log into the app when you want to work, log out when you&#;re done.

What Uber Eats Delivery Drivers Do

  • Uber Eats drivers pick up orders from restaurants and deliver them to customers
  • Drivers receive requests that tell you where to pick up and drop off the order
  • Drivers can be 19 years or older
  • Any vehicle model year qualifies
  • Some cities offer bike or scooter delivery. Bicycle delivery partners can be 18 or older
  • You can choose to do only food deliveries while you work, or if your car qualifies you can also do regular Uber rides
  • Uber Eats drivers earn around $8 &#; $12 per hour after accounting for vehicle expenses
  • Drivers pay formula: Base fare + trip supplement + promotions + tips
  • Customers can tip inside the Uber app, or in cash. Drivers keep % of tips

What it's like to be an Uber eats delivery driver

How to Sign Up for Uber Eats

You can apply directly with Uber Eats on the Uber Eats website without becoming an Uber rideshare driver. If you&#;re already an Uber driver you can opt into receiving Eats request at partners.uber.com.

Uber Eats Driver Requirements

  • You must be 19 years old or older (21 years old in Canada)
  • You must have a driver&#;s license, insurance, and proof of vehicle registration
  • 1 year of license history
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle of any model year
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Bicycle and scooter delivery is available in some larger cities
  • Bicycle partners must be 18 years or older

Apply Directly to Uber Eats Here

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Already an Uber Driver? How to Opt into Uber Eats

If you&#;re already an Uber driver, you can opt into eats deliveries at partners.uber.com. Click on the menu, then click &#;Deliveries.&#; You&#;ll reach a page that contains a delivery opt-in button. Once you receive a delivery activation email from Uber, a new option to turn on delivery requests will appear in the Uber driver app.

If you&#;re not an Uber driver, you can apply directly to Uber Eats at this page.

How to Turn on Uber Eats Delivery Requests in the App

To enable or disable Uber Eats deliveries in the Uber driver app, tap the bottom of the screen to bring up the Trip Planner menu. Tap on the icon with two lines to bring up your Driving Preferences. Tap on deliveries to enable or disable the option, then tap Save.

If you enable both delivery and regular Uber, you will get both types of requests.

An image that shows how to adjust Driving Preferences in the Uber driver app

Turn delivery requests on or off by changing your Driving Preferences

How Uber Eats Drivers Can Switch to Rideshare

If you began as an Uber Eats driver and want to start giving rides for Uber&#;s ridesharing services, you have to contact Uber. Ask to have rideshare added to your driver profile. Here&#;s more detail on how Eats drivers can add rideshare.

How Much Do Uber Eats Drivers Make?

Uber Eats drivers can expect to make around $8 &#; $12 per hour after factoring in vehicle expenses. Delivery pay can vary quite a bit from day to day and hour to hour, and it&#;s crucial to work lunch and dinner rushes if you want to earn on the higher end of the pay scale. Uber delivery pay is lower than Uber ridesharing pay, which is closer to $11 &#; $16 per hour after accounting for expenses.

How Do Uber Eats Drivers Get Paid? Pay Model

The current Uber Eats pay model is based on this equation: Base fare + trip supplement + promotions + tips.

When an order request comes in, you will see an estimated payout along with the restaurant and the customer&#;s location.

  • Base fare: Pay for pickup, drop-off, time, and distance
  • Trip supplement: Added to base fare to account for extra time, distance, demand
  • Promotions: Boost, Quest, and surge earnings (Read more below)
  • Tips: Drivers keep % of tips. Customers can tip in the app before or after order

Uber does not share exactly how the base fare is calculated, but you&#;ll have a good idea for how much each order will pay before you accept it.

Uber Eats payout = Base fare + trip supplement + promotions + tips

The new pay model shows estimated earnings and the customer&#;s drop-off location

Uber&#;s graphic explaining the current pay model

What Does &#;Includes Expected Tip&#; Mean?

In the past, the order request screen only showed base pay. Now, the estimated payout includes some or all of the tip left by customers. That means you get a more accurate estimate of the final payout. If a customer doesn&#;t tip in the app, the estimated payout will be low.

The estimated payout is a great way to filter out the lowest paying orders. Many drivers think this is a positive change, moving the app closer to the DoorDash model, which also shows customer tips up front.

There is one issue: It&#;s possible for customers to change their tip after the order. Your final payout won&#;t match the expected payout you saw on the request screen if your customer chooses to change the tip.

The Old Pay Model (Pre Spring )

Under the old pay model, Uber Eats drivers were paid for each delivery based on an equation that contained a pickup fee, a drop-off fee, and a mileage fee that covered the distance from picking up the food to dropping it off at the customer.

Pay for an Uber Eats delivery = Pickup fee + Distance travelled from pickup to drop-off + time from pickup to delivery + drop-off fee. Uber took a 25% cut of each order.If you had to do more than one drop off, you would get a drop-off fee for each different address that you had to deliver to.

The Uber Plus Card: Pre-Paid Card to Pay for Orders

Uber introduced a new payment feature called the Uber Plus Card. It is a card pre-loaded with funds that Eats drivers use to pay for orders at non-partnered restaurants. It is similar to the DoorDash Red Card and the Postmates Pex card. Currently drivers have to opt in to receive a Plus Card.

Eats drivers in eligible markets will see an opt in for the Plus Card in the Uber app. After receiving the Plus Card in the mail, drivers will become eligible to receive order requests that require a Plus Card. Drivers use the card to pay for orders when they arrive at the restaurant.

Details in the driver app about the Uber Plus card

Drivers in eligible markets will see a Plus Card opt in

Driver Bonuses: Boost, Quest, and SurgeEarnings

Uber offers several earnings promotions for Eats drivers that can increase your earnings.

Boost: During certain times of day, Uber creates geographical &#;Boost&#; zones that offer an earnings multiplier for deliveries that begin within the Boost area. It is an incentive to drive in areas with high order demand.

The app home screen will show the Boost zone, the earnings multiplier, and the times where the multiplier is available. The Boost multiplier is added to your net fare, after Uber&#;s fee is subtracted and not including tips.

Surge: Surge pricing is another earnings multiplier that can be triggered during times of high demand. It is also available for Uber Eats and is applied to net delivery earnings.

If both Surge and Boost are running at the same time, you will only receive the higher of two amounts. You can&#;t earn both Surge and Boost on one order.

Quest: Quest promotions offer bonuses for completing a set number of deliveries during a certain time frame. For example, &#;Earn $8 extra by completing 4 trips between 5PM and 9PM.&#;

Check the Promotions area of the driver app to see available Quests. Some Quests are only a few rides, but occasionally Uber will offer a big Quest for dozens of rides.

Related:How Eats Drivers Can Get More Boost and Quest Promos

Uber Eats drivers can get tips

The Uber Eats app allows in-app tipping, and drivers keep % of tips. Customers can choose to leave a tip when they place their order, or after the order if complete.

Delivering for Uber Eats: Step by Step

Uber Eats is an on-demand delivery service: Customers submit orders, then delivery requests are sent to an available driver who is close to the restaurant. Order requests appear in the Uber driver app as a popup notification that shows the location of the restaurant and an estimated payout. You have around seconds to tap to accept the delivery request.

After you accept a request, you will get more information about the pickup location, the customers name and order number, and any special instructions from the restaurant. You&#;ll also be able to tap a button to contact the customer.

How to pick up an Uber Eats order

After you tap to accept the order, navigate to the restaurant using the in-app GPS instructions (You can select a different navigation app in your app settings).

Once you arrive at the restaurant, check the order screen to see the contents of the order, the customer&#;s name, and the order number. Give that information to restaurant employees and pick up the order when it is ready.

Once you have the delivery, tap the check box inside the app to confirm that you picked up the order and swipe &#;Start delivery&#; to move on to the next step.

How to drop off an Uber Eats order

After you pick up the order and tap &#;Start delivery,&#; you will see GPS directions to the customer.

Once you arrive at the customer&#;s destination, look at the customer notes to see if you deliver to their door, or drop it off for a no-contact delivery. Tap the &#;Delivered&#; button inside the app once you&#;ve completed the delivery and follow on screen instructions to rate the experience and complete the order.

Cancellations and no shows

If a customer cancels the order after you&#;ve picked it up, you will receive a payment equal to the pickup fee + drop-off fee + estimated mileage fee. If you&#;re unable to meet your customer, you can cancel the order after waiting for 8 minutes. Uber says to dispose of the food in any way you wish. Cancellations in other situations may not result in a payout.

Do Uber Eats drivers have to schedule their shifts?

Uber Eats drivers do not schedule their shifts. You can simply turn on the app when you want to work, and turn it off when you are done. Other delivery companies such as DoorDash (more about the DoorDash scheduling system) require drivers to schedule hours.

The Dropoff: Curbside, Deliver to Door, & No-Contact

When it&#;s time to navigate to your customer, the order information will let you know how to complete the order.

  • Curbside drop-off: The customer comes to you. When you arrive at the customer&#;s location, they&#;ll be notified with a text that tells them to meet you at the curb.
  • Deliver to door: Meet the customer at their address. If it&#;s not obvious where the customer will be based on the pin, call or text them to ask if they have a preferred meeting spot.
  • No-contact delivery: Added during the Covid pandemic, customers can now request that drivers drop off the delivery at their door without an in-person hand off. (More about no-contact deliveries)

How Drivers Can Contact Uber Eats Driver Support

Drivers have a few ways of getting help. During an order there is a contact button that will put you in touch with Uber Eats driver support, and there are also buttons to contact the restaurant and the customer.

  • If you have an issue picking up the order: Contact the restaurant. Contact info is available inside the Uber driver app
  • If you picked up the order but can&#;t complete it:Contact Uber support
  • If you&#;re having trouble dropping off the order: Contact the customer using the contact button inside the app
  • If you can&#;t reach the customer: Contact Uber support
  • Support number for Uber Eats drivers:
Uber Eats Support Phone Number for Drivers :

Does Uber Eats Provide an Insulated Delivery Bag?

Uber does not provide free delivery bags to Eats drivers. An insulated delivery bag will help keep hot orders hot and cold orders cold, so using one is essential for creating a good experience.

Insulated grocery bags from Amazon will do the job, and they&#;re inexpensive.

Is Driving for Uber Eats a Good Job?

Uber Eats has easier vehicle requirements than regular Uber, so just about anyone with a car can deliver for Eats and earn money. You can drive whenever and wherever you want without having to work about scheduling shifts or dealing with a boss. That&#;s a big benefit if you need flexible work right now.

Benefits of driving for Uber Eats

  • You can drive for Eats at 19 years old, or 18 if you use a bicycle. You have to be 21 or older for UberX. Too young for Uber? Try these other jobs
  • The vehicle requirements are lenient. Any model year qualifies
  • You don&#;t have to deal with passengers
  • Flexible work: Work whenever you want, no need to schedule hours

Drawbacks of delivering for Uber Eats

  • The pay can be low. It can dip beneath $10/hour if your area isn&#;t busy, and there&#;s no guaranteed minimum pay
  • There are common work frustrations that can grind you down: Long waits at restaurants, traffic and parking, trouble contacting the customer or finding where exactly to deliver the food

Overall, Uber Eats is worth a try if you&#;re looking for flexible work.

Other Delivery Gig Options: Postmates, DoorDash, Amazon Flex, Deliv

If you&#;re interested in driving for Uber Eats, you should also consider other on-demand delivery gigs. Many have easy requirements and offer similar pay as Uber Eats.

Amazon Flex is another delivery service similar to Uber Eats that is worth checking out if you&#;re interested in doing delivery work with your vehicle.

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If you're thinking about giving Uber Eats a try, an important thing to know is how much you can make.

Maybe you're looking for a side gig to make some more money.

Or possibly you already deliver for someone else. Now that Postmates has been swallowed up by Uber Eats, is Uber Eats a good alternative? Maybe Doordash or Grubhub or other apps in the food delivery industry are a bit of a disappointment.

Unfortunately, there's no single answer to the question of how much you can make. As an independent contractor, there is no hourly rate, no salary or benefits. The federal minimum wage doesn't apply to you.

Does that make it too risky? Will you be left spinning your wheels? How do you know what you're getting into?

The back of a man as he is looking at a slot machine, with Uber Eats displaying in the jackpot bars of the machine.

The good news is you have more control over what you can earn than you might realize. To help understand what you can make and how you can maximize it, we'll look at:

  • What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?
  • The six factors that determine how much you can make on Uber Eats
  • How you can use those factors to boost your profits.
  • Is it worth it to deliver for Uber Eats?
  • Is Uber Eats a good choice as your main hustle?

What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?

It all depends on who you talk to.

I see some claiming that you're only getting $8 to $12 per hour. I can tell you from experience that they're wrong.

I've seen some sites show an average salary for Uber Eats couriers in the mid $40k range. Using the word salary in an estimate immediately destroys the credibility of that site. There is no salary, as Uber Eats drivers are not employees.

I can tell you that it's very possible to profit $40, annually with a very reasonable full-time (or even less than full-time) schedule.

Sam Lyon was a guy who made news when he went out and tried to see how much he could make working 12 hours a day for a month. That's a 72 hour work week, and he was on pace for more than $, a year. That's some pretty good money, definitely the higher end of the pay scale.

But the thing is, the vast majority of people who deliver for Uber Eats do this part time. It's a side hustle to earn extra cash. Comparing it to a full-time job salary isn't helpful.

Uber Eats CEO Dara Khosrowshawhi recently tweeted about going out on food deliveries. Yahoo Finance spun it to say it proved drivers make less than minimum wage, even though nothing in the tweets did any such thing. To their credit they did correct the story, however was the original headline:

Screenshot of Yahoo headline that claims

My point is, don't rely too much on what one person will tell you. Some will promise you big money, but it turns out they can get a referral fee if you sign up. Others are hell bent on proving that gig companies are ripping you off and they'll distort the numbers downwards.

The truth is, earnings vary a lot.

It's a little confusing when some are talking about annual earnings, especially if you're not thinking of this as a full time gig.

Some of the best information I've seen was a breakdown of a lot of data from with the Uber Eats earnings of a lot of people. Based on that information, the median hourly amount nationwide was $

Pay attention to that word: Median.

We mistake it for average. It's not average. It's middle. In other words, there are just as many people making more than $ per hour than are making less than $ per hour.

Those highs and lows can get really high and really low.

I'm hoping to get permission to share more details on that pay. If so, I'll update this page with a chart and link. It's good information.

Are drivers making less than minimum wage when they deliver? Some are. Can an Uber delivery driver make more than $30 per hour on deliveries? Some are.

You'll find both extremes working in the same market.

That tells us two things:

  • There is no one answer to how much you can make on Uber Eats.
  • You have more control over how much you can earn than you might realize.

Six factors that determine what you can make on Uber Eats

Here's the important thing to understand: Uber Eats does not pay a wage, salary or anything like that.

I think Kevin at FinancialPanther.com said it best. With any of these food delivery apps, you are not trading time for money, but you are trading tasks for money.

You complete a delivery (a task). You receive payment for that delivery. It's as simple as that.

When you understand how the payments work with Uber Eats, you get a better feel for what you can make. You also know the things that you can control to increase your earnings.

The Uber Eats pay model boils down to four things: Delivery fees, their Trip Supplement, Incentives, and Customer Tips. Two other factors make a difference in what you make: time and expenses. We'll look into all six of these factors.

1. Uber Eats base pay.

Uber Eats calculates a delivery fee based on how far you have to go and how much time it takes.

Unfortunately they don't tell you how they calculate the fee.

Once upon a time they used a very transparent formula.

  • A pickup fee
  • A drop off fee
  • A per-mile fee (from the restaurant to the customer, actual miles)
  • A per-minute fee (from arrival at the restaurant to the time you drop off).

Uber Eats still calculates the base fee on those factors. However, they no longer tell us what those numbers are.

What that means is that the longer you have to drive from the restaurant to the customer, the higher the base fee. The longer a delivery takes from the time you arrive, the higher the base fee.

In this way, I believe Uber Eats is better than the other major apps about adjusting their delivery fee in accordance with how far you have to go. The following screenshots of delivery pay summaries show you some differences.

Uber Eats pay summary for a short delivery, with a $ base pay.

The driver pay summary above shows a very short, very quick delivery. The customer was only a block from the restaurant and the delivery took less than 9 minutes. The base pay on this delivery was only $

Screenshot of an Uber Eats pay summary for a delivery that was longer and further away, showing a higher base pay of $

By comparison, this screenshot was for a long trip, miles and 21 minutes. The base pay was $, nearly three times as much as the shorter faster delivery.

A weird anomaly revealed the current Uber Eats formula in my market.

Screenshot of a pay summary for an Uber Eats delivery that broke down the pay by pickup, dropoff, time and distance elements.

When I was going through my summaries one time, I noticed one delivery in the middle of all the others that showed a different breakdown of fees. Evidently the computer had a glitch, because it showed all of the old elements.

Doing the math, it breaks down to:

  • 35 cent dropoff fee
  • 74 cent pick-up fee
  • 30 cents per mile
  • 5 cents per minute.

These numbers are fairly consistent with the base pay for most of my deliveries. If you do the math, the formula comes within a couple pennies on each of the deliveries above.

Under the old pay model, Uber Eats used a different formula for different markets. I don't know if they do that still today. Either way, this shows that Uber Eats is still using a version of their original pay formula to calculate the base pay. They're just no longer letting us know what it is.

2. Uber Eats Trip Supplement.

Uber Eats will sometimes add an element to the pay called a trip supplement.

While the base fee appears to be based on a formula, Trip Supplement is the piece to make the total delivery fees “whatever Uber Eats wants them to be.”

If the base pay is less than whatever minimum Uber Eats feels like honoring, the Trip Supplement makes up for it. That first screenshot, for instance, had a 91 cent Trip Supplement to bring the total delivery fee up to $

When they added the Trip Supplement, they said it was there to “make earnings for each trip more reflective of that trip.”

I think this is a lot like what Doordash includes in their base pay. Supposedly time and distance are a factor, but the big part of how the delivery fee for Doordash orders is “Desirability.”

Basically, this is Uber's way of adding a wild card to the payment. If they don't think drivers will accept an offer, this is the easy way to increase pay. Bump up the supplement and now maybe someone will take it.

There's no discernable rhyme or reason as to how Uber determines the trip supplement. At the end of the day about all it does is give Uber Eats some additional pricing flexibility.

3. Uber Eats Incentives.

There's a third piece of the puzzle that also gets paid by Uber. They have a number of incentives that they offer to try to make sure that deliveries get taken.

On a delivery by delivery basis they could bump up the pay on a certain delivery with the trip supplement. However, to handle deliveries at a larger scale they'll use incentives to get more drivers to get out on the road.

Because those of us who deliver for Uber Eats are independent contractors, Uber cannot set schedules, nor can they require us to accept any particular delivery orders. Yet somehow they have to make sure that as many orders are actually delivered as possible.

The best way to do that is to offer extra money to encourage more people to deliver. There are three types of incentives that are the most common that I'll discuss.

They may have some others from time to time. For instance, at one time they offered a minimum hourly guarantee in my market if you met certain conditions. I've heard of consecutive delivery bonuses. But these are not nearly as common, so we'll stick to these three.

You could see one, two or all three of these at any given time. And then, when things are slow, you may not receive any. It all depends on what Uber thinks the supply and the demand for drivers will be.


Uber Eats doesn't work with schedules in the same way that Grubhub and Doordash do. However, they will use boosts to encourage drivers to plan on delivering at certain times.

Uber will forecast what demand they think there will be within their market, and when they think they'll need drivers the most. Using that data, they'll post a schedule of when certain boosts will be live and in what part of the market.

Screenshot of Uber Eats promotions calendar showing dates and times for different promotions.

The screenshot above is from the Promotions calendar in the Uber Driver app. You'll see that boosts are planned for Monday from 5 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 4 to 8.

The number in the boost tells you how much the base pay is going to be boosted. A boost means that you multiply the base pay by In the second pay screenshot listed above, there was a boost in effect at the time. The base pay was $ and the boost was another $ That was 10% of the base pay.

There was no boost in the first example pay summary. If there were a boost it would have added 16 cents to the pay. Don't spend it all in one place.

The boost is only multiplied against the base pay. Trip supplements and other incentives do not affect boost pay.

Screenshot of a map in the Uber Eats driver app showing zones of the city with the boosts available for those zones.

The map above is a screenshot from the Uber app that shows the boost zones available in the different parts of the city. You can identify from the map the parts of town where deliveries are paying more.


Uber Eats will also offer an extra amount per delivery called a surge. Surge prices for UberEats delivery drivers are similar to peak pay with the Doordash app. It's often one or two dollars extra per delivery (or higher in extremely busy times).

While boosts are usually scheduled and tied to certain times, surges often happen on the fly. In other words, Uber Eats can figure out that things are busier than they expected and they'll bump the pay per delivery accordingly.

The pay you get from a surge isn't based on a percentage of your base pay but instead is a fixed amount that is added to every delivery in the region at that time.


To encourage you to accept more deliveries, Uber Eats will offer a Quest. If you complete so many deliveries in a certain time frame, Uber Eats will pay you a bonus of so much money.

Screenshot of an Uber Eats quest offer that offers $10 for every five deliveries completed before midnight July 1.

Like boosts, Quests are usually scheduled. They come in a number of shapes and sizes.

Uber Eats might offer a larger quest for completing a certain number of deliveries in a week's time. Or like the screenshot here, they'll offer a quest of $10 for every five deliveries completed. I've seen Uber pay a quest for just a single delivery. Other times I've seen them give you a choice of quests for the week, where for example you could choose between whether you want to shoot for five, ten, twenty or forty deliveries for the week.

You only get paid for a quest when you complete all deliveries. The deliveries must be completed and other conditions may apply.

4. Customer tips.

Tippig on Uber Eats has been by far the largest area of improvement over the past year or two.

Customers can tip one of three ways:

  • Customers can add the tip when they place their food order
  • They can choose to go into the app after the delivery is completed and add a tip. They can also adjust the tip amount if they felt service was fantastic or horrible.
  • Customers can choose to give you a cash tip as you complete the delivery.

Uber actually discouraged tipping when they started as a company. They claimed that their rideshare drivers were paid well enough that tips weren't necessary.

That attitude moved over into delivery. Originally, customers could not tip through the app. When Uber finally introduced in-app tips, they didn't make it easy for the customer to find. Customers could only tip after the delivery was over, and Uber didn't make the option prominent.

Finally, starting around January , Uber started letting customers add their tip when they placed their order. It took them time, but I think they finally realized that if customers tip well, Uber wouldn't have to pay as much out of their own pockets.

Once they figured that out, Uber Eats quickly became among the best at encouraging their customers to tip.

Related: While tipping has improved immensely for Uber Eats drivers, Uber Eats does still play games with the tips. Read more about how Uber Eats is hiding the tip and then lying about it.

5. Time

The first four factors are all tied to payments you get from Uber Eats (or from the customers). This isn't a pay factor but it may make the most difference of all of them in how much you can earn.

How quickly can you get the delivery completed?

Because here's the thing: You get paid what you get paid for any given delivery. However, if you can get more deliveries done in a given time, that's more money that you make.

Let's say the average pay on a delivery is $ If you can complete two deliveries per hour, that's a $20 hourly rate. Three deliveries in an hour bumps you up to $30/hour and four hourly deliveries nets you $

Faster, shorter deliveries mean more deliveries per hour. If you can avoid wait times at restaurants, you can complete more deliveries.

Earlier in this article I mentioned how the Financial Panther site stated that this was about trading tasks for money. I agree with him, but let's be real here. Tasks take time. That means you're still trading time for money.

The thing is, the more tasks you complete in the same amount of time, the better your bottom line at the end of the day.

Choosing shorter deliveries and avoiding restaurants that typically have long waits can make a huge difference. Becoming more efficient at getting in and out of restaurants makes a difference. The faster you can deliver, the more you can earn.

6. Expenses.

An important thing to remember as an independent contractor is that you are doing this as a business. Your contract says that you are contracting with Uber Eats as a business, not as an employee. You pay taxes as a business. You're on your own for your costs of doing business.

Why's this important? When you're running a business, the money you get from Uber Eats, customer tips, from the Grubhub and Doordash apps and others is NOT what you are earning.

Your profit is what you earned. It's what's left over after your expenses that matters.

If you drive your car to deliver, you have an expense. Obviously there's the fuel costs, but vehicle expenses go a lot further than that. Every mile you drive brings you closer to replacing tires, timing belts, and all sorts of other vehicle maintenance. Each mile you drive means your car is worth a few cents less.

You will pay those costs eventually. If you deliver a lot, you'll wear your car out. You must take all of that into account when asking what you are earning.

Everything else in this list of factors is stuff that increases earnings. This is about not taking away from your pay.

It's important that you know how much it costs to use your car. It's rare to total out less than 30 cents per mile. Understand that for every mile you drive, you are reducing your earnings. Figure out how to drive less and you can increase your bottom line.

How much do Uber Eats drivers make? Measure it in Profit per Hour.

Here's where you add it all up.

It's adding up all of the base pay fees, trip supplements, incentives and tips. Figure in how many deliveries you're getting done per hour. Then subtract the cost of running your car.

Figure out your profit per hour. Add everything you earned, subtract your expenses, then divide by the number of hours you worked. That's the best way to measure how you're doing.

Once you understand your profit per hour, then you can compare it to traditional salaries. Your profit per hour gives you a good handle on whether you're making a decent amount, or if it's less than you might have thought.

How can you use these six factors to boost your profits?

The key here is to find the best combination of earnings, time, and minimum expenses. Knowing what those factors are helps you look at how you can weave them together for the best earnings for you.

The temptation is to maximize every factor. However, many of these work against one another. If you look closer at how each one works, you realize that sometimes it's better to focus on one over the other.

You could get longer deliveries and make more pay, right? You get paid more because of the time and distance. Unfortunately, more pay on a delivery is not always better. Think about how much Uber Eats is adding to my pay for every minute in the example above: 5¢

That's $3 per hour.

In other words, it's counter productive to go after deliveries that take more time simply because they pay more. Uber Eats is not paying enough more for that time to justify that additional time.

Incentives can be great. But sometimes everyone else is chasing incentives as well. You may make more per delivery but if the area is saturated, you might also be waiting longer between deliveries.

Do you focus on the fact that customers can change their tip? Could you make more by providing fantastic customer service? In looking at my last + deliveries, I only saw 2 cases where the tip may have been changed. One was reduced. Customers don't change the tip very often.

The point here is not to zero in on any particular pay factor. Instead, the key is to work on the best combination of pay factors to help you out.

Ranking the pay factors by priority.

If I were to rank the factors in order of importance, this is where I would focus:

  • Time
  • Tips
  • Expenses
  • Promotions
  • Trip Supplement
  • Base pay.

One thing I give Uber Eats credit for is something no one else does: They display the estimated delivery time. They're usually pretty good with that estimate. If I didn't know anything else about a delivery, time is the one thing that would matter to me. Even more than the pay amount.

My lowest priority is base pay from Uber Eats (base pay plus supplement). It is the most misleading. The truth is that the more that amount is, the less valuable the delivery is.

That's not what you'd expect. More money can't be worse than less, can it? But like we talked about earlier, if you're only getting an additional $3 per hour for the extra time, you're losing ground.

It's all the other things in the pay that make up for that difference. The tip, promotions, and trip supplemented get added on to a delivery.

And this is why time is the most important factor. The more deliveries you can complete, the more times you get paid all these other things. More tips, trip supplements and surges are far better than getting paid 5 cents per minute for additional time.

Is it worth it to deliver Uber Eats?

The statue of the Thinker, who is obviously thinking about the factors that make up how much Uber Eats pays.

It may be. It might not be.

The answer depends on a lot of things. I've had long periods of time where Uber Eats was my go-to delivery option. Other times I barely touched them.

It really depends on how frequently delivery requests come in and the quality of those offers.

One of the reasons it goes back and forth for me is that sometimes, there are way too many other drivers logged in for the number of orders that are out there. Other times, Uber Eats is begging for couriers to meet the demand.

If you're in a market where things are really slow, without a lot of busy periods, it may not make sense. Or if you're not able to go at the time of day that has the best potential, or all those things that make a difference, it may not work as well.

The beauty of it is you get to be your own boss. You can set your own schedule and make your own decisions. The trade-off is, there are no guarantees. In the long run only you can decide which answer is best for you.

Does Uber Eats pay enough to be your main hustle?

Is there enough profit potential out there to work exclusively on Uber Eats deliveries?

I can't answer that. Every person is different, every situation and every market is different. They can be great in one city and terrible in another.

Personally, I'm not a fan of delivering exclusively for one platform. I look at Uber Eats, Grubhub and Doordash as my customers. No business should rely only on one customer. That's just me.

However, if you used to deliver for Postmates as your main line of work or are thinking of switching from another app, it's a fair question as to if they're a good replacement.

In order to know if they pay enough, you'll need to weigh the factors above. And then ask some other questions. Continue reading here about if Uber Eats pays well enough to be your main earnings.

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Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

Two major aspects seeming to evolve with the lives of Americans are smartphones and ridesharing, add food to these and you have UberEATS. You may be familiar with our post from back in May examining the financial side of Uber. So we decided to look into UberEATS from a similar perspective. What is the average UberEATS salary in your city?  How much do UberEATS drivers make per delivery? What are the UberEATS driver requirements?

At Complete Payroll, we make it our priority to answer questions like these to help educate our clients; so if you would like the facts regarding UberEATS, read on!

What is UberEATS?

UberEATs is Uber's new food delivery platform that makes getting food from local restaurants as easy as clicking a button. With UberEATS customers can choose any menu item from a restaurant and drivers pick up food at the restaurant and bring the food to customers. Uber refers to UberEATS drivers as “delivery partners”. They aren’t technically employees of the company, they're contractors who are paid a contract fee depending on how many deliveries they've made.


Driver requirements

To drive for UberEATS you must:

  1. Be years-old or older
  2. Have a driver’s license, insurance, and proof of vehicle registration
  3. One year of driving experience
  4. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  5. Have a vehicle that is a model or newer for cities that allow Eats-only profiles UberEATS drivers are


Average salaries for full-time drivers

The below graph gives an estimate for the average yearly income for UberEATS drivers who drive full time, around 40 hours per week. Connecticut   $43,, New Jersey   $42,, New York City, New York  $50,, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $41, and Toronto, Ontario   $46,


Earnings per trip

According to Glassdoor, the average delivery driver makes $ hourly. But, drivers can simply do their own calculations to determine their hourly rate by factoring in how many deliveries they expect to make per hour. Below is a graph displaying the average fare per delivery for UberEATS drivers by city.Connecticut   $, New Jersey   $, New York City, New York  $, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $ and Toronto, Ontario   $

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Payment distribution

How are UberEATS drivers paid and how much of the total payment do they take home? UberEATS drivers are paid for each delivery based on a pickup fee, drop-off fee, and mileage fee. Below is a simple formula that can be used to calculate how much an UberEATS driver will make per ride.

An example of take home pay using Los Angeles rates: $ pickup + $  mileage (3 miles at $/mile) + $ drop off fee = $ Minus Uber’s 25% fee ( $) , total payout is $


When is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is subject to the operating hours of the restaurants in their partnership. Therefore, UberEATS can be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in very busy cities like New York City.  However,  to make the maximum pay as an UberEATS driver you need to work during the “Promotion Boost” hours.  Pay can vary quite a bit from day to day and hour to hour, so working during the dinner and lunch rush hours or “Promotion Boost” hours will allow you to earn on the higher end of the pay scale. “Promotion Boost” works like surge pricing for Uber. Depending on time and location, drivers will receive extra pay, as a way of encouraging additional riders onto the roads.


Where in New York is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is currently available in all of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as parts of Westchester and Nassau Counties. Uber is busy expanding their delivery zones to reach a larger portion of New York state soon, but they have not released the exact start dates of operation in these areas.

What restaurants can you order from? Restaurant selection varies by delivery location. Open the app to see the restaurants delivering directly to you, and check back as we continue to add new restaurants weekly.



To reduce delivery times, the UberEATS payment structure is designed to encourage the maximum amount of drivers on to the road as possible. However, UberEATS drivers have been undergoing a huge pay cut so less drivers feel encouraged to deliver; increasing the wait time per order.  The pay for UberEATS can go below $10/hour, even lower because there is no minimum.  Other drawbacks for driving for UberEATS include, traffic, parking and long restaurant waits.

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“Fare, driver pay, and the financial side of Uber”. 

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How To Make $1, A Week With Uber Eats &#; Pay &#; Driver Tips, Explained

If you&#;re currently delivering for Uber Eats or are thinking about taking on this side hustle, you&#;re probably wondering how to make the most money.

This is the case with any gig economy job; you always want to ensure you&#;re working efficiently to make as much money as possible

But, what&#;s the true earning potential of Uber Eats as a side hustle idea?

Well, today we&#;re exploring that topic and covering how to make $1, a week with Uber Eats so you can maximize your income from this delivery job.

If you want to make $1, a week doing Uber Eats, or figure out if this is even possible, this is the post for you!

Looking for other high-paying food delivery gigs? Checkout:

  • DoorDash – Earn $10 to $20+ per hour delivering food as a DoorDash courier!
  • Instacart – Earn $15 to $25+ per hour delivering groceries as an Instacart shopper!

How To Make $1, A Week With Uber Eats &#; The Math

A lot of food delivery couriers use Uber Eats.

After all, the platform is available in over 6, cities and 45 countries. Plus, if you already drive for Uber, you&#;re eligible to drive for Uber Eats, so it&#;s very accessible.

But, is it possible to make $1, a week with Uber Eats, and if so, how does the math work out?

Well, if we take a look at some Uber Eats driver pay stats from websites like Indeed and Glassdoor, we can start to answer this question.

For example, Indeed states that Uber Eats drivers earn approximately $15 per hour on average:


At $15 per hour, you would earn $ per week if you did Uber Eats for 40 hours a week; just a little over halfway to making $1, per week with Uber Eats.

Other salary review websites are similar.

According to Glassdoor data, Uber Eats drivers earn around $15 to $20 per hour if we&#;re a little generous with cherry-picking some salary data:


If you make $20 per hour, you would still only earn $ per week if you worked 40 hours of Uber Eats a week.

So, clearly, the base salary isn&#;t enough to earn $1, per week unless you grind out 50 to 60 hours or more of deliveries.

But, if you put in these hours, you can realistically make $1, a week with this delivery side hustle, especially since order volume on Uber Eats is one of the highest in the food delivery space.

However, it&#;s still worth asking how to make $1, a week doing Uber Eats without having to work 60 hour work weeks.

I mean, as we learned from my friend Grant in our interview on DoorDash vs Uber Eats, it&#;s possible to earn over $20 per hour doing Uber Eats.

And, if you look on Reddit for earning screenshots from drivers, you can find some pretty insane results where drivers even earn over $1, delivering for Uber Eats:


So, this side hustle certainly has the income potential, albeit you still have to grind and it won&#;t be easy.

Best Ways To Make $1, A Week With Uber Eats &#; Tips For Couriers

We know that it&#;s possible to earn $1, a week with Uber Eats, but as mentioned, it&#;s not exactly easy.

Now, we already have a post on Uber Eats tips and tricks you can read for advice on how to increase your hourly pay. I recommend reading that post if you want a complete list of tips to make more money as a food delivery driver.

That said, I still want to highlight some actionable tips you can use to increase your weekly earnings with this app to hopefully reach that $1, per week goal.

1. Don&#;t Skip Weekends

The best time to do Uber Eats is on Friday nights and the weekends.

This is because this is when order volume is highest, so there&#;s a higher chance to get surge pricing and peak pay on your deliveries (more on this later).

Plus, on the weekends, people might order larger orders for parties, get-togethers, or post-bar meals, which can mean larger tips if people typically tip 10% to 20% or more.

The bottom line is that if you want to earn $1, a week doing Uber Eats, you probably need to work Friday and Saturday.

You can take Monday and Tuesday off, or Tuesday and Wednesday, since these days are typically slower for all food delivery apps.

2. Tips Are Crucial

Like other food delivery jobs, tips play a major role in how much you can make doing Uber Eats per week.

A few good tips transforms your hourly pay, so it&#;s important to work on customer service by doing things like:

  • Texting the customer if you&#;re delayed or encountering issues
  • Grabbing extras for the customer, like sauces or napkins
  • Being friendly and smiling when dropping off food

Delivering the food carefully and ensuring the restaurant didn&#;t make any mistakes before leaving to deliver is also super important.

When my friend Grant does Uber Eats in Toronto, tips play a big role in how much he earns per hour.

For example, in the screenshot below, you can see his hourly pay fluctuates between around $14 and $21 per hour, but tips play a role in this:


The bottom line is that if you want to make $1, each week, tips help you get there faster, so do anything you can to encourage customers to tip!

3. Look For Peak Pay

As mentioned, surge pricing, which occurs when Uber experiences higher-than-normal order requests, helps you earn more per delivery.

The Uber Eats driver app actually highlights areas of your city where surge pricing is in effect.


If you can follow local events, like concerts or football games, or work during holidays or long weekends, there&#;s a higher chance you can snag peak pay for your shift and earn more money.

If you can&#;t get peak pay, my advice is to aim for a minimum of $1 per mile you drive for a delivery when an order request pops up and you can accept or decline it.

4. Don&#;t Work For The Sake Of Work

The blunt truth is that it might not be possible to make $1, a week doing Uber Eats in every market.

If you test different times to drive and try all of the tricks to boost your Uber Eats pay but aren&#;t earning $20+ per hour, you have a few options.

The first option is to simply work 60+ hour weeks to hit your income target.

The second is to use Uber Eats to supplement your income but to try other money-making ideas to fill in the rest of your monthly income.

This could involve picking up a second job, finding various under the table jobs, or looking into ways to make money online.

The main thing is to test how much you can earn with Uber Eats to see if $1, is realistic in your market and to make a decision from there.

5. Double-Up On Delivery Apps

On the note of working smart and not hard, sometimes, the best way to maximize your food delivery income is to double-up on apps.

After all, it doesn&#;t really matter if you make $1, per week with Uber Eats or several delivery apps combined.

In fact, many couriers double-app, which involves turning on two food delivery apps to get multiple order requests so they can pick the best-paying gigs.

Once you accept a delivery, you can shut off all your apps except for the one you&#;re working for. When you&#;re done with an order, turn the apps back on again to get order requests.

Some other food delivery apps you can try include:


You can also try grocery delivery apps like Shipt and Instacart, although you can&#;t double-app these apps since grocery orders take too long and Shipt requires scheduling shifts.

Extra Reading &#; 12 Best Jobs Like Instacart To Make Extra Cash.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you&#;re still wondering how to make $1, per week with Uber Eats or if this side hustle is right for you, I hope this list of commonly asked questions helps you make the right decision.

1. How Much Do You Make A Day With Uber Eats?

If we break down the hourly pay data we mentioned earlier, this answer is pretty simple.

If you work eight hours a day, you can likley earn around $ to $ per day doing Uber Eats.

However, you want to skip the morning deliveries if possible and work the lunch rush, dinner rush, and late-night deliveries.

If you work Uber Eats from 9am to 5pm, I expect your hourly wage is going to be lower, meaning you earn less per day.

2. Can You Do Uber Eats Full Time?

This largely depends on your income goals and cost of living.

If you can earn $2, to $3, per month doing Uber Eats, this is a livable wage for many places on earth, especially if you live alone and don&#;t have dependents.

But, I think Uber Eats is a way for most people to create a new income source and earn more per month, not the only means of income.

Extra Reading &#; 20+ Jobs That Pay $3, A Month.

3. What Other Driving Side Hustles Are There?

There are lots of apps that pay you to drive, and food delivery gigs are only one category of these apps.

Some other delivery gigs you can use to make extra cash include:


Amazon Flex is a particularly good option since it pays around $18 to $25 per hour, which matches or beats Uber Eats on average.

Extra Reading &#; Best Ways To Make Money With Amazon.

Pros & Cons To Consider

If you&#;re on the fence about doing Uber Eats and trying to make $1, each week, here are the pros and cons I think you should consider:

The Pros

  • Stable Pay:Uber Eats has stable, high volume of orders so you can consistently work
  • Accessibility: Since Uber Eats is in over 6, cities, this is a very accessible side hustle
  • Lenient Requirements: You don&#;t need previous work experience to drive for Uber, just insurance, a valid driver&#;s license, and for your vehicle to pass Uber&#;s vehicle inspection depending on the city you live in
  • Weekly Pay: Uber Eats pays weekly through direct deposit and you can cash out with Instant Pay for a $ fee

The Cons

  • Opportunity Cost: The time you spend doing Uber Eats is time you&#;re giving up to relax or work on other side hustle ideas
  • Wear & Tear: Driving every week wears down your vehicle and accelerates depreciation
  • Fuel Costs: As an independent contractor, you&#;re responsible for paying for all your gas costs
  • Long Weeks: If you want to make $1, a week with Uber Eats, expect to work anywhere from 40 to 65+ hours per week

Final Thoughts

I think the gig economy is one of the best ways to boost your income because it&#;s flexible and you can try multiple apps to find the gig that works best for you.

But, I think it&#;s hard for most people to make thousands of dollars a month unless they devout a significant portion of their work week to hustling.

So, yes, you can make $1, a week driving for Uber Eats.

However, I wouldn&#;t say this is normal or an average by any means.

My advice is to use Uber Eats to increase your income when you have free time but to also look for higher-paying opportunities over time.

There are jobs that pay $5, a month or more, and developing passive income streams by investing or renting things out for money can also let you diversify your income.

Gig work is just one option, but there are so many ways to make extra cash and improve your finances.

Anyway, I hope this guide on how to make $1, a week doing Uber Eats helps you make the most out of this popular delivery gig.

I&#;ll catch you guys in the next one!

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Tom is a 24 year old recent college graduate from Canada with a passion for side hustling, passive income, and marketing. This Online World is all about providing people with honest ways to make and save more money by using technology. To learn more about Tom, read his About Page!

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How Much Do Uber Eats Drivers Make? 

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With so many food delivery services out there, how do you decide which is the best one to drive for? Driving for Uber Eats has become one of the most common side gigs for those looking to supplement their income.

There’s not much commitment involved, and it can be a great way to earn money and save up for a special occasion like a wedding, a vacation, retirement or paying off debt. If you’re looking for a new side hustle, continue reading to see whether driving for Uber Eats is right for you.

What Is Uber Eats and How Does It Work?

Uber Eats is a global food delivery service platform used by restaurants to deliver food to their customers. Restaurateurs can customize their food delivery accounts to their needs. Within the app, they also have the option to market their restaurant services to customers, creating a wider reach and potentially, repeat customers.

When customers order from a restaurant using the Uber Eats app, the restaurant accepts and prepares the order. An Uber Eats delivery driver claims the order on the app, picks up the order from the restaurant and delivers the food to the customer.

Customer-Driver Interaction

People want food they order from restaurants to be delivered correctly and quickly. Many of them rely on food delivery service apps such as Uber Eats to save them from having to go to the restaurant themselves.

It’s easy for customers to use the Uber Eats app. They browse hundreds of restaurants categorized by name or cuisine and then tap the restaurant to order their food. After placing an order and checking out, customers can track their delivery in the app.

How To Become an Uber Eats Driver

Uber Eats food delivery is not like traditional restaurant food delivery. Uber Eats delivery drivers work for themselves and set their own hours. Drivers deliver food when it’s convenient for them.

Maybe you’re already an Uber Eats customer and are looking for a way to supplement your income on your own schedule. Here’s how you can set yourself up to get paid delivering food with the Uber Eats app.

Sign Up on the Uber Eats Driver App

  1. Download and install the Uber Eats Driver app on your iOS or Android mobile device.
  2. Consent to a background check.
  3. Upload a photo ID and other required documents.
  4. Once you are notified that your driver account is active, you can begin receiving delivery requests.

Start Receiving Delivery Requests

  1. Open the Uber Eats Driver app menu.
  2. Tap the blue “GO” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Review the delivery terms.
  4. To accept the delivery, tap the box with the blue flashing button at the bottom of your screen within 15 seconds.

Deliver Your Orders

  1. Use the Uber Eats suggested navigation information from the restaurants to your customers’ locations to facilitate a smooth delivery.
  2. You can contact Uber Eats support in-app if you need additional support.

Earn Your Money

  1. You get paid for every food order pickup and delivery that you complete.
  2. You also get paid a per-mile rate.
  3. Depending on the city you live in, you may also get paid a per-minute rate.
  4. Uber Eats customers have the option of tipping you in-app or in cash at the time of delivery.

Uber Eats Delivery Driving Pros

ProWhy It’s Good
You can use different modes of transportation.You choose how you deliver. You can drive a car, ride a bike, ride a scooter or even walk to deliver food to your customers.
Work whenever or for how long you want.You can work for one hour, several hours, on weekends or several days throughout the week.
Payout is immediate.When you drive with Uber Eats, your earnings are automatically transferred to your bank account once every week. You can even use Instant Pay and cash out your pay up to five times per day.
Easy earnings trackingBefore accepting an order for delivery, you can see how much you will get paid to deliver it. You can also see how much customers tip you in-app.
Take time off whenever you want.You can turn your delivery requests on and off in the Uber Eats Driver app whenever you choose.
Simple sign-up processThe Uber Eats app gives you exact instructions for creating an account, picking up orders and delivering orders.
No need for advanced schedulingYou can earn more money using Uber Eats’ Boost and Surge promotions.

Uber Eats Delivery Driving Cons

ConWhy It’s Not Good
The pay is low.On average, Uber Eats delivery drivers earn $ per hour, according to Indeed.
The pay is not steady.Some days or times of day Uber Eats drivers receive higher earnings, but it’s not consistent.
Wear and tear on your vehicleMore frequent maintenance and more trips to the gas station to fill up add up. However, you can take a mileage deduction when filing your income taxes to alleviate some of the burden. In , the mileage deduction is 56 cents per mile.
The app sometimes doesn’t work.Bugs and glitches sometimes happen, especially when Uber Eats drivers use older smartphones.

How Much Do Uber Eats Drivers Make?

Uber Eats drivers can expect to net between $8 and $12 per hour. This range of compensation is paid usually after factoring in expenses of doing business, such as gas and vehicle maintenance.

Use Uber Eats Promotions To Earn More Money

Uber Eats offers two promotions — Boost and Surge — to help you increase your earnings. With Boost promotions, you earn more per trip, as Uber Eats guarantees higher rates in specific locations and at specific times.

With Uber Eats’ Surge promotions, your earnings increase during higher demand times. You can see areas with high demand on your Uber Eats Driver app home screen shaded in red along with the extra dollar amount that you will be paid.

Requirements for Becoming an Uber Eats Driver

You don’t have to own a vehicle to deliver food with Uber Eats. Check out what you need to deliver with Uber whether by car, by scooter, on foot or on a bicycle.

Uber Eats Delivery by Car

  • Must submit your Social Security number for a background check.
  • Must meet the minimum age requirement where you live.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Your car must have two or four doors.

Uber Eats Delivery on Foot or Bicycle

  • Must submit your Social Security number for a background check.
  • When signing up on the Uber Eats app, select Delivery by bicycle or Delivery by bicycle or foot (whichever option is available for your city).
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a valid government-issued ID.

Uber Eats Delivery by Scooter

  • Must submit your Social Security number for a background check.
  • Must be at least 19 years old.
  • When signing up on the Uber Eats app, select Delivery by scooter.
  • Must have a motorized scooter under 50cc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Good To Know

Uber Eats drivers work in thousands of cities, from major metropolises like Los Angeles and New York to smaller places in between. Drivers can also find work with Uber Eats in more than 40 countries worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and France.

Is It Worth It?

Considering how much Uber Eats drivers make and the associated costs, is it worth your time? You won’t be able to retire rich driving with Uber Eats, but you can make some easy side money during your downtime.

To maximize your earnings, plan to deliver during lunch and dinner rush hours. Keep in mind that Uber Eats drivers usually earn less than Uber ride-share drivers, whose pay is about $11 to $16 per hour after expenses.

If you have some financial goals and want a relatively easy, low-commitment way to earn some extra cash, then becoming an Uber Eats driver might be right for you.

Uber Eats Driver Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions about driving with Uber Eats.
  • If I become an Uber Eats driver, how safe will I and my personal data be?
    • Uber Eats prides itself on ensuring the safety of its app users, drivers and customers alike. The company has a global safety team dedicated to preventing security breaches and traffic incidents.
  • How different is driving with Uber Eats from other food service delivery apps?
    • Unlike with Uber Eats, some food delivery drivers are not able to work flexible hours whenever they want. With Uber Eats, you can deliver part time or full time, during any hours you choose.
  • Do I have to work a certain amount of time or a minimum number of hours driving with Uber Eats?
    • No. With Uber Eats, you make up your own schedule. You decide when you want to make money and drive as much or as little as you want.
  • How can I find out how much money I've made after making a food delivery?
    • It's easy to find and track your earnings on the Uber Eats Driver app. You can see the monetary amount of your earnings at the top of your screen at any time.

Daria Uhlig contributed to the reporting for this article.

Information is accurate as of Oct. 13,

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