Become a food delivery driver in Seattle, WA
You can get paid to deliver in Seattle using Uber Eats. Learn how it works, and see tips for getting started.
Searching for courier jobs in Seattle?
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 Seattle.
If you’re looking for delivery jobs in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, 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 does delivering using Uber offer that traditional delivery driver jobs in Seattle don’t?
Delivery driver jobs in Seattle offer different opportunities. Uber Eats has a broad range of merchants on the app, including American, Japanese, and Taiwanese 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?
Some delivery jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Seattle, 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 in Seattle, 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 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 Seattle, the tips you make from delivering are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- How do delivery drivers in Seattle get paid after using Uber?
When you deliver with Uber in Seattle, 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 Seattle, what are some merchants or restaurants I can expect customers to order from?
Uber Eats has more than 825,000 restaurant and merchant partners worldwide. Favorite choices for customers in Seattle include Burrito Affirmation (4512 Stone Way N), Tokara, and Ferry Noodle House.
- What are the requirements to be a delivery driver in Seattle with Uber?
Requirements for Uber vary depending on whether you’re driving a car or a scooter, or you’re biking or even walking. When you become a delivery driver, you’ll be prompted about which documents are required based on your mode of transportation. Delivery drivers in Seattle must also pass a background screening.
- Will I be able to track my earnings when I deliver with Uber Eats in Seattle?
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 Seattle. Look for tools in the Driver app to give you more details.
- At what times of day can I make the most money delivering with Uber Eats near me?
You're likely to get more delivery requests in locations with more Uber Eats restaurants, often in downtown areas. In general in Seattle, 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.