Become a food delivery driver in Houston, TX
You can get paid to deliver in Houston using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Houston?
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 Houston.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Houston, 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 Houston 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 Houston, 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, such as Bridj, Curb, Lyft, Via, and Wingz. 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.
Frequently asked questions
- Is delivering with Uber different from full-time or part-time courier jobs in Houston?
Delivery driver jobs in Houston offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Asian, BBQ, and Charcuterie spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- If I deliver with Uber, is there a minimum number of hours required?
Because it isn’t a traditional food delivery job, when you deliver with Uber Eats your schedule is up to you. You can get paid to deliver in Houston when you want and manage your own hours.
- What kind of car can I use to deliver near me using Uber Eats?
If you’re only doing deliveries and are driving a car, it can have either 2 doors or 4 doors. You can see other delivery driver requirements and transportation options above on this page. The choices near you might include car, scooter, bike, and/or walking.
- How much of my delivery tips do I get to keep?
Tipping is part of how you get paid to deliver on Uber. Any tips you make from your customers in Houston belong to you and are added to your total earnings automatically. There are no service fees applied to your tips.
- How do delivery drivers in Houston get paid after using Uber?
After you complete your first delivery in the US, you’re eligible to cash out with Instant Pay up to 5 times a day. (All earnings are available to be cashed out, including earnings and tips.) The money gets transferred to your debit card. You can get general information about how to access your earnings from delivering with Uber at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
- When I deliver in Houston, what are some merchants or restaurants I can expect customers to order from?
The Uber Eats app is available in more than 6,000 cities worldwide. In Houston, there are about 6,700 restaurants, cafes, and shops offering delivery on Uber Eats. Some of the more popular ones include Moon Rabbit, Simit and Poacha Bakery (Westheimer Rd Ste D), and Total Wine & More (7055 Hwy 6 N).
- What are the requirements to deliver with Uber near me?
There are a few factors, including how you’ll be delivering (by car, bike, scooter, or walking). The app will prompt you about the documents you’ll need for delivering in Houston, and you must also pass a background screening.
- Does Uber Eats show me how much I’ve made after each delivery in Houston?
After you’ve made a delivery in Houston, you’ll see 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 details about how much money you’re making as a delivery driver.
- In Houston, what’s a good time to deliver to maximize my earnings?
You're likely to get more delivery requests in locations with more Uber Eats restaurants, often in downtown areas. In general in Houston, 5pm-8pm has typically been the busiest time for deliveries.
- I'm already a driver on Uber. Can I receive delivery requests too?
Yes. To toggle between driving and delivering, go to your preferences in the app, then turn on deliveries.