Become a rideshare driver in Memphis, TN
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 Memphis 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 Memphis.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Memphis, 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 Memphis 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 Memphis, 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 $21.91/hour are based on median earnings of drivers in Memphis from 2023-09-04 to 2023-09-25. 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
- How does driving with Uber in Memphis compare with other driver jobs?
Being a driver in Memphis 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 Memphis require.
- Are there requirements for how long I can drive with Uber in Memphis?
Your schedule is your choice. You can get paid to drive using Uber when you want and manage your own hours. Whether you choose to drive full-time or part-time or just when you need extra money, Uber is a great way to be your own boss.
- Can I make tips driving with Uber in Memphis?
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.
- Am I able to track my earnings as I drive with Uber in Memphis?
Getting paid to drive is a big part of the reason you looked for an alternative to a full-time or part-time driving job in Memphis and decided to use Uber. So we make it as easy as possible to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show your earnings. Look for resources in the app to give you more information about seeing your real-time totals and details.
- 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.
- What are popular pickup locations and destinations near me?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to Memphis International Airport (MEM), Kroger, and Walmart Supercenter. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. And, of course, Memphis International Airport.
- What cars are eligible for driving in Memphis?
Each city has its own rules about what vehicles and model years can be used to become a driver with Uber. At uber.com/eligible-vehicles, you’ll see what the eligible vehicles are in Memphis. You can find basic vehicle requirements for your area at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- May I drive with Uber if I already drive with another rideshare app?
Yes. Plenty of options exist for making money by driving, and different driving jobs offer different opportunities. There aren’t any rules set by Uber against driving on more than one platform. If you’re a rideshare driver on another app, or have any other type of driving jobs in Memphis, we welcome you to the Uber platform.
- What am I required to do if I want to be a rideshare driver in Memphis using Uber?
When you become a driver in Memphis with Uber, you need to be at least the minimum age to drive here, have an eligible form of transportation, and submit required documents, such as a valid driver’s license. You must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a license. Get more details at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- How does surge pricing in Memphis work?
Surge pricing is designed to balance the market during the app’s busiest times so that riders can always find a reliable ride. For drivers, that means you have the opportunity to make extra money. When it’s busy in Memphis, you’ll see red, orange, and yellow areas on the map. To earn surge pricing, drive to those areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. After you complete your trip, the surge amount will be added to your earnings.
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