Become a food delivery driver in Los Angeles, CA
You can get paid to deliver in Los Angeles using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Los Angeles?
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.
Los Angeles, CA
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles?
Delivery driver jobs in Los Angeles offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Indian, Greek, and Pasta spots. Not all delivery opportunities offer such a wide range of choices for customers.
- How often would I have to deliver with Uber in Los Angeles?
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 Los Angeles when you want and manage your own hours.
- Can I choose whether I make Uber Eats deliveries with a bike or a car?
When you sign up to become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which modes of transportation are an option for you in Los Angeles. (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?
Your customers have the option to tip right from the Uber Eats app after every delivery. On Uber Eats, customers can add tips up to 7 days after a delivery is completed. You’re able to track your tips, which are all yours to keep, in the Earnings section of the Driver app.
- How does a courier with Uber in Los Angeles receive payment for earnings?
As a delivery driver using Uber, you’ll get an earnings statement every week. But in the US, you can cash out before then by using Instant Pay—up to 5 times every day. Any remaining earnings, including whatever you earn from referral rewards and promotions, will be transferred to your bank account by the end of the week. You can learn more about Instant Pay at uber.com/drive/driver-app/instant-pay.
- Are there many restaurants and stores on Uber Eats in Los Angeles?
Your customers can choose from about 11,000 shops and restaurants on Uber Eats in Los Angeles, from meals to everyday essentials, in categories such as Indian, Greek, and Pasta. Some of the most in-demand merchants in your area include See's Candies (La Cienega), M & M Market, and Bianca's Deli & Cafe.
- Will I be able to track my earnings when I deliver with Uber Eats in Los Angeles?
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 Los Angeles. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in Los Angeles if I’ve already got another courier job here?
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 in Los Angeles. 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; whether you also deliver with other app services, or any other food delivery service worldwide—we welcome you to the Uber platform.
- In Los Angeles, what’s a good time to deliver to maximize my earnings?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular restaurants. In Los Angeles, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for delivery.
- Can drivers in Los Angeles also receive delivery requests with Uber?
Yes, having the option to drive and/or deliver on one app is one of the many benefits of using the Uber platform to help you meet your goals. You are able to do both in Los Angeles.