An alternative to traditional driving jobs
Driving with Uber offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver using the Uber platform.
Drivers who use Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make work fit into their lives, not the other way around.
Uber offers an alternative to traditional part-time driver jobs in all major cities in the US, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
Why become a rideshare driver?
Get paid fast
When you get paid to drive using Uber, your earnings automatically get transferred to your bank account every week. Plus, with Instant Pay, you can cash out up to 5 times a day.
Get paid to drive
Earn anytime, anywhere
Whether you want to drive for just a few hours every once in a while or you’re a more frequent user of Uber’s Driver app, with Uber you can fit driving around what matters most to you. Drive at any time and on any day of the week. Features in the Driver app will help you find riders in real time, so you can be alerted to earning opportunities nearby.
Need a car to make money?
No car? No problem. If you want to become a driver using Uber but need a vehicle, check out the selection from our vehicle partners. You can find an affordable car by the hour, week, or longer. These vehicles come with insurance, unlimited mileage, basic maintenance, and more.¹ Options and lowest available rates vary by city.
Here’s what you need to become a driver or delivery person
- Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
- Have at least one year of driving experience
- Clear a background check
- Valid driver's license
- Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
- Insurance if you plan to drive your own car
- Submit documents and photo
- Provide information for a background check
- Find out if your car is eligible, or get a car
- If driving: meet the minimum age requirement to deliver by car in your city
- If biking: be at least 18 years old
- If driving: valid driver’s license, and be able to provide proof of insurance within 14 days of completing your first delivery
- If biking: government-issued ID
- Submit documents and photo
- Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
Frequently asked questions
- How does driving with Uber compare with other driver jobs?
Different driving jobs offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time driver job, or you want the flexibility to work whenever you choose.
- What are the requirements to drive with Uber?
When you become a driver with Uber, you must meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have an eligible mode of transportation, and submit required documents, including a valid driver’s license. Drivers must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of licensed driving experience.
- Can I drive with Uber and also drive a taxi?
Yes. You can keep driving a taxi or doing other driver jobs and get paid to drive using Uber in your spare time with your personal vehicle.
- After I’ve taken a trip, how can I find out how much I’ll get paid?
Getting paid to drive is a big part of the reason you looked for an alternative to a full-time or part-time driving job and decided to use Uber. So we make it as easy as possible to track your earnings from riders. Whether you’re driving or delivering, the app offers helpful tools. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show your earnings. Look for resources in the app to give you more information about seeing your real-time totals and details.
- Is the Uber platform safe?
Your safety matters to us. Uber has a global Safety team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents. Learn more about the safety features in the app, as well as safeguards such as GPS tracking, Emergency Button, and phone number anonymization, by visiting the link below.
- I’m a little nervous about taking my first trip. How can I get help?
When you’re ready to become a driver with Uber, you’ll be able to take a simulated trip in the app. Before you start driving, you can learn the app basics with our step-by-step guide. It will let you interact with the app in test mode, from accepting a trip request to dropping off your rider, and every step in between.
- How often do I have to drive with Uber?
Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want and manage your own hours. Whether you choose to drive full-time or part-time or just when you need extra money, Uber is a great way to be your own boss.
- Do I need my own car?
- Do I need to buy my own insurance?
Uber maintains auto insurance designed for rideshare drivers on your behalf when you’re driving on our platform. When you’re not driving with Uber, you would use your own personal auto insurance. Many personal auto insurers offer rideshare insurance endorsements that include additional coverage for rideshare drivers, but this is not required for you to sign up to drive with Uber. Contact your insurance company for details. Note: Uber does not maintain primary auto insurance coverage on behalf of commercially insured drivers.
- Are more drivers needed?
Yes. During the pandemic, many drivers stopped driving—they couldn’t count on getting enough trips because so many people were staying home. As cities begin to reopen, there aren’t enough drivers available for all the riders who are requesting trips. That makes it a great time to become a driver with Uber.
- What will my riders expect me to do?
As a rideshare driver using Uber, you’ll have plenty of resources to help you understand how to use the app. The app will do a lot of work for providing riders important information. When you become a driver with Uber, you’ll also have resources about where to meet riders, how to call or message them if necessary, and tips for how to greet them. (For instance, drivers often greet riders by the rider’s name to avoid picking up the wrong person.)
- I’m looking for full-time or part-time driver jobs near me. If I choose to use Uber instead, how do I know if the app is available in my city?
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