Become a food delivery driver in New York City, NY
You can get paid to deliver in New York City using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in New York City?
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.
New York City, NY
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in New York City.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in New York City, 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 New York City 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 New York City, 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.
Frequently asked questions
- How often would I have to deliver with Uber in New York City?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in New York City, 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.
- In New York City, what modes of transportation can I use for delivery?
When you sign up to become a delivery driver in New York City, you’ll see a list of vehicle choices. They might include car, scooter, bike, and/or walking, depending on your city. For more details, see above on this page. You can sign up to deliver above or below on this page.
- How do tips work with my delivery earnings?
Tipping is part of how you get paid to deliver on Uber. Any tips you make from your customers in New York City belong to you and are added to your total earnings automatically. There are no service fees applied to your tips.
- How does a courier with Uber in New York City 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.
- What are the requirements for becoming a courier in New York City with Uber?
When you become a delivery driver in New York City 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.
- Does Uber Eats show me how much I’ve made after each delivery in New York City?
After you’ve made a delivery in New York City, 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.
- Am I allowed to become a courier with Uber in New York City 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 New York City. Grab your car, bike, or scooter and be a delivery driver whenever you want—for an hour, a weekend, or throughout the week.
- 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.
- What are the requirements to deliver with Uber Eats near me?
When you become a delivery driver in New York City 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.
- I’m looking for full-time or part-time delivery driver jobs near me. If I choose to use Uber instead, is there a minimum number of hours required?
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 York City whenever you choose.
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