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Become a food delivery driver in New Orleans

You can get paid to deliver in New Orleans using Uber. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.

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Searching for courier jobs in New Orleans?

Instead, try delivering with Uber, which offers more flexibility than traditional courier jobs. Here are some of the benefits to being your own boss with Uber Eats.

Your wheels

Grab your car, bike, or scooter to be a delivery driver—or get around on foot.

Your time

Deliver whenever you want—for an hour, on the weekend, or throughout the week.

Your earnings

Before you accept any order, you’ll see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it.

Preparing to deliver with Uber

Learn about becoming a top-rated delivery person with Uber and how to earn more throughout the day.

Need an insulated bag? You can purchase a bag or other gear from a vendor of your choice or from a third-party seller.

Planning your day

With Trip Planner, you can see trends and view promotions all in one place. Find Trip Planner by tapping the arrow icon in the lower left corner of your map screen.

Getting paid to deliver in New Orleans

Here’s how your fare is calculated: upfront trip earnings (base fare + trip supplement + promotions) + tips = total fare. You always earn a base fare and 100% of your tips. Availability of trip supplement and promotions may vary.

Base fare

Includes your pay for pickup, dropoff, time, and distance.

Trip supplement

Added to help make your trips worthwhile.

Promotions

Includes Boost and surge pricing.

Tips

Your customers have the option to tip you in-app. As always, 100% of tips you earn belong to you and are in addition to your upfront trip earnings.

Learn more to earn more

Instant Pay

You’ll receive your earnings by direct deposit every Thursday for the previous Monday-Monday of delivering with Uber. You can also make every day a payday with Instant Pay.

Incentives and promotions

As a delivery person, you may be eligible for earnings incentives and weekly promotions. Understanding how these work can increase your earnings.

Saving gas

You can conserve gas by parking your vehicle while waiting for requests.

Cyclists and walkers welcome

You don't need a car for delivery. Bike delivery people and walkers are able to deliver, too. See the requirements section below for details.

Requirements to be a delivery driver in New Orleans

Delivery by car

  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
  • Have a 2-door or 4-door car
  • Have a valid driver’s license under your name
  • Submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening
  • Be able to provide proof of insurance within 14 days of completing your first delivery

Delivery by scooter

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a motorized scooter under 50cc
  • Have a valid driver’s license under 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
  • Be able to provide proof of insurance within 14 days of completing your first delivery

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

Get paid to deliver—and tips

Great service deserves to be rewarded. Uber Eats customers have the option to tip delivery people in-app. As always, 100% of the tips are yours to keep—zero service fees applied.

Frequently asked questions

  • Different delivery driver jobs here offer different advantages. With some courier jobs, a person might be required to work certain hours on a rigid schedule and have previous delivery experience. With Uber, no previous experience as a courier is required, and you can decide whether you want to drive full-time hours, part-time hours, or just a few hours when it fits your schedule.

  • No. With Uber, you can get paid to deliver as little or as much as you want. You have the flexibility to be a food delivery driver in New Orleans whenever you choose.

  • It’s easy to track your earnings from deliveries. A monetary amount at the top of your app screen will show how much you’re getting paid to deliver in New Orleans. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.

  • When you become a delivery driver in New Orleans with Uber, you must be at least 19 years old (unless you’re delivering by bike or foot) and have an eligible mode of transportation. You must also submit some required documents, such as a valid driver’s license, or another government-issued ID, should you choose to deliver on foot or a bicycle. And you need to pass a background screening.

Start delivering with Uber

The material 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.