Become a food delivery driver in San Diego, CA
You can get paid to deliver in San Diego using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in San Diego?
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.
San Diego, CA
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional delivery driving jobs in San Diego.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, 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
- What’s the difference between being a courier with Uber in San Diego and other traditional delivery jobs?
Delivery driver jobs in San Diego offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including Chinese, English, and BubbleTea 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 San Diego when you want and manage your own hours.
- In San Diego, what modes of transportation can I use for delivery?
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 do tips work with my delivery earnings?
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 do delivery drivers in San Diego get paid after using Uber?
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 San Diego?
The Uber Eats app is available in more than 6,000 cities worldwide. In San Diego, there are about 3,400 restaurants, cafes, and shops offering delivery on Uber Eats. Some of the more popular ones include Lean and Green Cafe, Pink Dot Logan Heights (Operated by Base Liquor), and Pappalecco (Little Italy).
- Can I track my earnings as I make deliveries with Uber Eats in San Diego?
Getting paid to deliver is perhaps the main reason you looked for a food delivery job in San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego. 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 San Diego?
You're likely to get more delivery requests in locations with more Uber Eats restaurants, often in downtown areas. In general in San Diego, 5pm-8pm has typically been the busiest time for deliveries.
- Am I able to deliver and drive on the Uber platform in San Diego?
Yes. To toggle between driving and delivering, go to your preferences in the app, then turn on deliveries.