How Much Can You Really Earn as an Uber Eats Driver?

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In the gig economy, Uber’s ride-hailing app is the leader — and for car owners looking to make extra money to add to their savings or income, there’s probably no better way to start earning quickly.

But what if you want to earn money in your leisure time — without having to drive strangers home from the airport at 3 a.m. on a Sunday?

The solution might be Uber Eats, Uber’s mobile app-based food delivery platform, which is similar to competitors like GrubHub, DoorDash, and Postmates.

You can pick up and deliver food to Uber Eats users any time and day, and for as long as the work fits into your part-time gig schedule. Taking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to Uber Eats customers doesn’t even require a cab.

What  Do They Do?

  • They pick up and deliver food to consumers. Drivers don’t control payment.
  • Drivers receive requests that inform you where to pick up and drop off the order.
  • Uber Eats drivers can be nineteen years or older.
  • Uber Eats accepts vehicles 1999 or newer.
  • Some cities offer scooter or bike delivery. Bicycle delivery partners can be eighteen or older.
  • One can choose to do only food deliveries while they work, or if your car qualifies, you can also do regular Uber rides.
  • Uber Eats drivers earn around $9 – $14 on an hourly basis after accounting for vehicle charges.
  • Drivers are paid a pickup fee, a drop off fee, and for mileage from the pickup to the consumer. Uber takes a twenty-five percent cut.
  • Customers can tip using the Uber app or in cash. Drivers keep 100% of tips.

The following job responsibilities are every day for professionals in Uber Eats driver roles:

Pick up food orders, drive to restaurants, and ensure food matches what was ordered.

Drive ordered food to customer offices and residences, delivering orders to the customer’s door or meeting customers on a curbside outside the delivery location.

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Requirements for becoming an Uber Eats driver.

Uber Eats has a well-defined set of guidelines for hiring ridesharing professionals. A driver is expected to have a dependable and tidy vehicle along with excellent credentials behind the wheel to be qualified for a job with Uber Eats. Here are all the prerequisites he/she needs to fulfill –

How much does Uber Eats pay?

Careers in the US

There’s no fixed price for delivering with UberEats. Instead, the payment per delivery is calculated using a formula that takes into account factors, including delivery fees, the distance, and the customer’s pay. After each delivery is done, the buyer has the freedom to tip you using the application and rate you according to a system akin to the one for Uber drivers. You can earn extra cash by driving in “surge zones.” These show up on the app’s navigation during busy times.

Delivery payment can vary quite a bit from an hour to an hour and day to day, and it’s crucial to work breakfast, lunch, and dinner rushes if you want to earn on the premium end of the pay scale. Uber delivery pay is lower than Uber ride sharing pay, which is closer to $12 – $15 per hour after accounting for expenses.

Careers in Europe

Uber claims that on average, drivers could make around £565 for a 35-45 hour week, and that’s after it takes its 20% ‘service fee’ (though drivers who signed up after April 24, 2016, have to pay 25%).(1)

Careers in Asia

An experienced Delivery Driver with 10-20 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹776,000. In their late-career (20 years and higher), employees make an average total compensation of ₹2,249,529.

Pay Difference by Location

As well as the variability in pay, depending on which town/ city you deliver in, there are large differences in the availability of work with Uber Eats.

Typical Work Schedule

Uber Eats drivers set their own time table and are able to work morning, night, and weekend shifts. They plan the shifts they want to work either in advance or on the day of deliveries.

Projected Job Growth

UberEats has been mushrooming into more and more towns since it first launched, and as a developing business, the job outlook is encouraging. Moreover, UberEats drivers can use the experience they gain to apply for other reputed food delivery services if the UberEats market becomes oversaturated with professionals.

Wrapping up

Working as an Uber Eats driver can give you the freedom to choose how long and when to work. You can pick your own time and plan the duration of your delivery hours according to your earning goals. While work as an Uber Eats driver is generally considered a side job, there are plenty of drivers who work full time and make over $120 per shift.