Become a rideshare driver in Detroit, MI
Your city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in Detroit while getting riders where they need to go.
Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:
Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in Detroit.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Detroit, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Driving with Uber in Detroit offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver 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 driver using the Uber platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make life work for them.
Uber offers part-time driver job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
To be a driver in Detroit, you must meet certain requirements: meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have at least one year of driving experience, and clear a background check. The documents you’ll need to submit are a valid driver's license; proof of residency in your city, state, or province; and insurance if you plan to drive your own car. To sign up, the process includes submitting documents and photo; providing information for a background check; and finding out if your car is eligible (or getting a vehicle that is). For more information, you can go to uber.com/drive/requirements.
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.
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.
*DISCLAIMER: Stated earnings of $25.75/hour are based on median earnings of drivers in Detroit from 2023-08-28 to 2023-09-18. Actual earnings vary, depending on factors like number of trips completed, time of day, and location. Earnings include trip fares, certain promotions (which are subject to change and may vary), and tips (which are provided at the discretion of the rider). Median earnings in your specific location may be lower than the city figure. Since median is the middle, you may make more or less than the median amount. For the avoidance of doubt, drivers are paid on the number of completed trips, but not hourly.
Frequently asked questions
- What’s the difference between being a rideshare driver with Uber in Detroit and other traditional driver jobs?
Being a driver in Detroit using Uber’s app gives you the flexibility to work whenever you choose, whether that’s full-time, part-time, or just a short time on the weekend. You don’t need previous experience, and you don’t have to work a fixed schedule, which some other driver jobs in Detroit require.
- How much do I have to drive if I sign up to earn with Uber in Detroit?
Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Detroit whenever you choose.
- Can riders tip me when I drive using Uber in Detroit?
Riders and Uber Eats customers have the option to tip right from the app after each trip or delivery. Tips can be added by riders up to 30 days after a trip is completed. On Uber Eats, tips can be added by customers up to 7 days after a delivery is completed. You can track your tips, which are all yours to keep, in the Earnings section of the Driver app.
- Can I see how much I’ll get paid after each trip driving with Uber?
We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in Detroit. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.
- Am I allowed to drive and deliver using Uber?
Yes. You can be a rideshare driver and/or delivery person using Uber in your free time with your own vehicle, as long as that vehicle meets the requirements for the type of driving you’re doing. Get more information at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- In Detroit, what are some of the common places where drivers pick up and drop off riders?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to Little Caesars Arena, Henry Ford Hospital, and Meijer. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include MGM Grand Detroit Casino & Hotel. And, of course, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
- Is there a list of vehicles I’m eligible to use as a rideshare driver with Uber in Detroit?
All vehicles must comply with the requirements on Uber’s vehicle requirements page for Detroit and for the ride options listed there. You can access that page at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- Can I drive with Uber in Detroit and also drive a taxi?
Yes. You can drive a taxi (or have another part-time or full-time driver job) and also get paid to drive using Uber in your free time with your own vehicle.
- At what times of day can I make the most money driving with Uber near me?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular pickup spots. In Detroit, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for ride requests.
- Is there a limit to the number of hours I can drive on Uber in Detroit?
In general, regulations may enforce limits on the number of hours drivers can spend online on rideshare platforms in or around Detroit. To help you keep track of your daily time limit, Uber’s Driver app will alert you when you’re approaching the applicable limit, then again when you’ve been online for the maximum amount of time. After a substantial period of time offline, driving time resets and you can go online again to receive trip requests. See more details at uber.com/drive/requirements/regulatory.
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