A guide to how earnings work
On this page, you can read about different opportunities for making money by delivering using the Uber Eats app. They can help you feel confident when using the app and hitting the road.*
Promotions can help you find busy areas and times
Promotions can help you identify busy areas when there’s a high demand for delivery. High demand usually means there are more opportunities for delivery requests. And if you’d like, you can take advantage of multiple promotions at once. You can always check the map and Promotions section in the app for the latest offers.
What you earn:
Base fare x number shown in Boost zone
Ex: $4 base fare x 1.6 Boost = $6.40
How you earn:
Pick up a delivery from a Boost zone.
How to check for Boost:
Available Boost zones are announced weekly in the promotions section of Trip Planner in the app. You can also check the map in the app for available Boost zones.
What you earn
Base fare + surge dollar amount
How you earn
The surge amount applies if you pick up a delivery from a surge zone or accept a delivery when you’re in a surge zone. You’ll always receive the higher of the 2.
How to check for surge
Look for surge zones on the map. Surge zones update in real time based on demand, so they usually appear during lunchtime, dinnertime, and when people order in due to weather.
*Information provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee earnings. Earnings structures may differ by city. Always check your city-specific website for the most accurate details on delivery fares in your city.