Become a food delivery driver in Austin, TX
You can get paid to deliver in Austin using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Austin?
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.
Grab your car, bike, or scooter to be a delivery driver—or get around on foot.
Deliver whenever you want—for an hour, on the weekend, or throughout the week.
Before you accept any order, you’ll see how much you’ll get paid to deliver it.
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Austin.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Austin, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Delivering with Uber Eats in Austin offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time delivery jobs, part-time delivery 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 food delivery driver using the Uber Eats platform. Drivers using 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 part-time delivery job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
To be a delivery driver in Austin, you must meet certain requirements. No matter how you deliver, you’ll need to submit your Social Security number for us to run a background screening. If you’re delivering by car, you must be at least 19 years old, have a 2-door or 4-door car, and have a valid driver’s license in your name. If delivering by scooter, you must be at least 19 years old, have a motorized scooter under 50cc, and have a valid driver’s license in your name (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by scooter under transportation method). If your deliveries will be completed by bicycle or on foot, you must be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued ID (when signing up, be sure to choose Delivery by bicycle—and in certain cities, Delivery by bicycle or foot—under transportation method).
Uber’s mission is to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Delivery drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.
*DISCLAIMER: Stated earnings of $16.21/hour are based on median earnings of couriers in Austin from 2023-05-01 to 2023-05-22. Actual earnings vary, depending on factors like number of deliveries completed, time of day, and location. Earnings include delivery fares, certain promotions (which are subject to change and may vary), and tips (which are provided at the discretion of the consumer). Median earnings in your specific location may be lower than the city figure. Since median is the middle, you may make more or less than the median amount. For the avoidance of doubt, couriers are paid on the number of completed deliveries, but not hourly.
Frequently asked questions
- What’s the difference between being a courier with Uber in Austin and other traditional delivery jobs?
Delivery driver jobs in Austin offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Pie, CoffeeAndTea, and German spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- Does Uber Eats give me the flexibility to drive when I want in Austin?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Austin, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time delivery job, or you want the freedom to work whenever you choose.
- What kind of car can I use to deliver near me using Uber Eats?
When you sign up to become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which modes of transportation are an option for you in Austin. (Some choices might be car, scooter, bike, and/or walking.) You can sign up to deliver at the top or bottom of this page.
- How much of my delivery tips do I get to keep?
Uber Eats customers can tip you directly through the app for the service you provide, and you can see total tips in your weekly earnings summary. As a delivery person in Austin, the tips you make from delivering are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- How do delivery drivers in Austin get paid after using Uber?
When you deliver with Uber in Austin, your earnings are transferred automatically, so there’s no need to worry about paperwork. If you’re loading earnings to your debit card, in most instances you’ll get your cash right away, but you can cash out through Instant Pay up to 5 times every day. If you're transferring earnings to a bank account, processing times can vary depending on your bank. Learn more at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
- When I deliver in Austin, what are some merchants or restaurants I can expect customers to order from?
Your customers can choose from about 2,500 shops and restaurants on Uber Eats in Austin, from meals to everyday essentials, in categories such as Pie, CoffeeAndTea, and German. Some of the most in-demand merchants in your area include Taco Shack, The Ice Cream Shop (AUS18-1), and Austin's Liquor.
- What are the requirements to be a delivery driver in Austin with Uber?
When you become a delivery driver in Austin using 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.
- Can I track my earnings as I make deliveries with Uber Eats in Austin?
Getting paid to deliver is perhaps the main reason you looked for a food delivery job in Austin 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.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in Austin if I’ve already got another courier job here?
As long as it’s OK with the other delivery driver jobs you have, Uber welcomes you to use our platform to be a delivery driver in Austin. Grab your car, bike, or scooter and be a delivery driver whenever you want—for an hour, a weekend, or throughout the week.
- What’s the best time to deliver with Uber Eats in Austin?
The highest-demand time for delivery in Austin is 5pm-8pm. Plus, if you don’t mind driving in rain or other bad weather, those are times when customers often request delivery.
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