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Be a delivery driver using Uber

Delivering with Uber Eats is a great alternative to traditional part-time delivery driver jobs or other part-time employment, temporary jobs, or seasonal work. Or maybe you drive with Uber or are an Uber Eats customer and want to supplement your income. See how becoming a food driver on the Uber platform can help you meet your goals.

Uber Eats offers food delivery driver alternatives in major cities across the US, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities, large and small, around the country.

Get paid to deliver

Your vehicle, your time

Grab your car, bike, or scooter and be a delivery driver whenever you want—for an hour, a weekend, or throughout the week. See below to find the requirements for each way of getting around.

Get paid quickly

When you get paid to deliver using Uber, your earnings are automatically transferred to your bank account every week. Plus, with Instant Pay, food delivery drivers can cash out up to 5 times a day.

Track your earnings

Before you accept any order, you’ll be able to see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it. In addition, customers have the option to tip in-app, and 100% of tips are yours to keep.

How food delivery driving works

If you’re new to earning with Uber, you’ll need to sign up to be a delivery person, consent to a screening, and upload the required documents and a photo. Once you’re notified that you are active, you can begin to receive delivery requests. The Driver app offers resources and will help you learn as you go.

Already a driver on the Uber platform?

You can start receiving delivery requests by going to the Driver app menu. Then select Account > Work Hub > Deliver food with Uber Eats. Once you review and accept the delivery terms, you’ll be ready to deliver. You can turn delivery requests on and off as you wish.

Log in

When you’re ready to start being a delivery driver, you can go online in the Driver app. The app will show available food delivery requests near you. You can tap to accept.

Deliver orders

The app provides suggested navigation and information from restaurants and your customers to help your deliveries run smoothly. If you need more assistance, you can contact Support in the app, too.

Earn money

You’ll get paid for every pickup and dropoff you complete, plus a per-mile rate. In some cities, you’ll also receive a per-minute rate. In addition, Uber Eats customers can tip you if they’d like.

Here's what you need to become a delivery driver using Uber*

Delivery by car

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a 2-door or 4-door car
  • Have a valid driver’s license in your name
  • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening

Delivery by scooter

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a motorized scooter under 50cc
  • Have a valid driver’s license in your name
  • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
  • When signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by scooter under transportation method

Delivery by bicycle or on foot

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a government-issued ID
  • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
  • When signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by bicycle (and in certain cities, Delivery by bicycle or foot) under transportation method

Frequently asked questions

  • Different delivery driver jobs offer different opportunities. Not all food delivery drivers are able to work flexible hours whenever they choose. You can decide whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time delivery driver job or courier job, or whether you want to be an independent contractor doing app-based delivery whenever and wherever you want—or even do both.

  • Yes. You can keep doing food delivery jobs, courier jobs, or delivery with other apps and also get paid to deliver using Uber Eats in your free time with your own vehicle. Whether you deliver using a car, scooter, bike, or your feet; whether you’re a catering driver, taxi driver, or truck driver, or you drive using another rideshare app, like Lyft; whether you also deliver with Amazon, BiteSquad, Caviar, DoorDash, Google, Grubhub, Waitr, or any other food delivery service worldwide—we welcome you to the Uber platform.

  • Because it isn’t a traditional food delivery job, your schedule is up to you. With Uber Eats, you can get paid to deliver when you want and manage your own hours.

  • Absolutely. You can sign up to deliver by using the form at the top of this page, either by filling out the form with the details of your existing account or by tapping Already have an account? Sign in. Then consent to a screening, upload the required documents, submit a photo of yourself, and download the Driver app. After you get a notification that you’re an active delivery driver, you can start getting food delivery requests.

  • Getting paid to deliver is perhaps the main reason you looked for a food delivery job and chose to use Uber Eats instead. So we make it as easy as we can for you to track your earnings. The app offers helpful, transparent tools, like a monetary amount at the top of your screen that shows your earnings. Look for more resources in the app to help you see your real-time totals and other earnings details.

  • Your safety is a top priority. Uber has a global Safety team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents. Plus, we’ve put in place new guidelines since the pandemic began. For instance, if your Uber Eats customer requests it, you can leave their delivery at their door to help reduce contact. Visit the link below to learn more about the safety features in the app and safeguards such as GPS tracking and an emergency assistance button.

  • Uber Eats has more than 825,000 restaurant partners worldwide, and the app is available in more than 6,000 cities. Tap below to see if yours is one of them.

  • Requirements vary depending on whether you’re driving a car or a scooter, or you’re biking. When you become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which documents are required based on your mode of transportation. Delivery drivers in the US must also pass a background screening. See above for delivery driver requirements.

Top cities in the US to get paid to deliver with Uber

These are just some of the places with the most requests for delivery drivers to deliver food on the Uber platform. Check your Uber Eats app for availability.

Deliver your way in the app

The material provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region, or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.

*Delivery varies by city. In many markets, proof of residency is required.