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Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

Two major aspects seeming to evolve with the lives of Americans are smartphones and ridesharing, add food to these and you have UberEATS. You may be familiar with our post from back in May examining the financial side of Uber. So we decided to look into UberEATS from a similar perspective. What is the average UberEATS salary in your city?  How much do UberEATS drivers make per delivery? What are the UberEATS driver requirements?

At Complete Payroll, we make it our priority to answer questions like these to help educate our clients; so if you would like the facts regarding UberEATS, read on!

What is UberEATS?

UberEATs is Uber's new food delivery platform that makes getting food from local restaurants as easy as clicking a button. With UberEATS customers can choose any menu item from a restaurant and drivers pick up food at the restaurant and bring the food to customers. Uber refers to UberEATS drivers as “delivery partners”. They aren’t technically employees of the company, they're contractors who are paid a contract fee depending on how many deliveries they've made.

 

Driver requirements

To drive for UberEATS you must:

  1. Be years-old or older
  2. Have a driver’s license, insurance, and proof of vehicle registration
  3. One year of driving experience
  4. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  5. Have a vehicle that is a model or newer for cities that allow Eats-only profiles UberEATS drivers are

 

Average salaries for full-time drivers

The below graph gives an estimate for the average yearly income for UberEATS drivers who drive full time, around 40 hours per week. Connecticut   $43,, New Jersey   $42,, New York City, New York  $50,, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $41, and Toronto, Ontario   $46,
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Earnings per trip

According to Glassdoor, the average delivery driver makes $ hourly. But, drivers can simply do their own calculations to determine their hourly rate by factoring in how many deliveries they expect to make per hour. Below is a graph displaying the average fare per delivery for UberEATS drivers by city.Connecticut   $, New Jersey   $, New York City, New York  $, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $ and Toronto, Ontario   $

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Payment distribution

How are UberEATS drivers paid and how much of the total payment do they take home? UberEATS drivers are paid for each delivery based on a pickup fee, drop-off fee, and mileage fee. Below is a simple formula that can be used to calculate how much an UberEATS driver will make per ride.

An example of take home pay using Los Angeles rates: $ pickup + $  mileage (3 miles at $/mile) + $ drop off fee = $ Minus Uber’s 25% fee ( $) , total payout is $

 

When is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is subject to the operating hours of the restaurants in their partnership. Therefore, UberEATS can be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in very busy cities like New York City.  However,  to make the maximum pay as an UberEATS driver you need to work during the “Promotion Boost” hours.  Pay can vary quite a bit from day to day and hour to hour, so working during the dinner and lunch rush hours or “Promotion Boost” hours will allow you to earn on the higher end of the pay scale. “Promotion Boost” works like surge pricing for Uber. Depending on time and location, drivers will receive extra pay, as a way of encouraging additional riders onto the roads.

 

Where in New York is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is currently available in all of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as parts of Westchester and Nassau Counties. Uber is busy expanding their delivery zones to reach a larger portion of New York state soon, but they have not released the exact start dates of operation in these areas.

What restaurants can you order from? Restaurant selection varies by delivery location. Open the app to see the restaurants delivering directly to you, and check back as we continue to add new restaurants weekly.

 

Downsides?

To reduce delivery times, the UberEATS payment structure is designed to encourage the maximum amount of drivers on to the road as possible. However, UberEATS drivers have been undergoing a huge pay cut so less drivers feel encouraged to deliver; increasing the wait time per order.  The pay for UberEATS can go below $10/hour, even lower because there is no minimum.  Other drawbacks for driving for UberEATS include, traffic, parking and long restaurant waits.

 What to learn more? Check out:

“Fare, driver pay, and the financial side of Uber”. 

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If you're thinking about giving Uber Eats a try, an important thing to know is how much you can make.

Maybe you're looking for a side gig to make some more money.

Or possibly you already deliver for someone else. Now that Postmates has been swallowed up by Uber Eats, is Uber Eats a good alternative? Maybe Doordash or Grubhub or other apps in the food delivery industry are a bit of a disappointment.

Unfortunately, there's no single answer to the question of how much you can make. As an independent contractor, there is no hourly rate, no salary or benefits. The federal minimum wage doesn't apply to you.

Does that make it too risky? Will you be left spinning your wheels? How do you know what you're getting into?

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The good news is you have more control over what you can earn than you might realize. To help understand what you can make and how you can maximize it, we'll look at:

  • What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?
  • The six factors that determine how much you can make on Uber Eats
  • How you can use those factors to boost your profits.
  • Is it worth it to deliver for Uber Eats?
  • Is Uber Eats a good choice as your main hustle?

What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?

It all depends on who you talk to.

I see some claiming that you're only getting $8 to $12 per hour. I can tell you from experience that they're wrong.

I've seen some sites show an average salary for Uber Eats couriers in the mid $40k range. Using the word salary in an estimate immediately destroys the credibility of that site. There is no salary, as Uber Eats drivers are not employees.

I can tell you that it's very possible to profit $40, annually with a very reasonable full-time (or even less than full-time) schedule.

Sam Lyon was a guy who made news when he went out and tried to see how much he could make working 12 hours a day for a month. That's a 72 hour work week, and he was on pace for more than $, a year. That's some pretty good money, definitely the higher end of the pay scale.

But the thing is, the vast majority of people who deliver for Uber Eats do this part time. It's a side hustle to earn extra cash. Comparing it to a full-time job salary isn't helpful.

Uber Eats CEO Dara Khosrowshawhi recently tweeted about going out on food deliveries. Yahoo Finance spun it to say it proved drivers make less than minimum wage, even though nothing in the tweets did any such thing. To their credit they did correct the story, however was the original headline:

Screenshot of Yahoo headline that claims

My point is, don't rely too much on what one person will tell you. Some will promise you big money, but it turns out they can get a referral fee if you sign up. Others are hell bent on proving that gig companies are ripping you off and they'll distort the numbers downwards.

The truth is, earnings vary a lot.

It's a little confusing when some are talking about annual earnings, especially if you're not thinking of this as a full time gig.

Some of the best information I've seen was a breakdown of a lot of data from with the Uber Eats earnings of a lot of people. Based on that information, the median hourly amount nationwide was $

Pay attention to that word: Median.

We mistake it for average. It's not average. It's middle. In other words, there are just as many people making more than $ per hour than are making less than $ per hour.

Those highs and lows can get really high and really low.

I'm hoping to get permission to share more details on that pay. If so, I'll update this page with a chart and link. It's good information.

Are drivers making less than minimum wage when they deliver? Some are. Can an Uber delivery driver make more than $30 per hour on deliveries? Some are.

You'll find both extremes working in the same market.

That tells us two things:

  • There is no one answer to how much you can make on Uber Eats.
  • You have more control over how much you can earn than you might realize.

Six factors that determine what you can make on Uber Eats

Here's the important thing to understand: Uber Eats does not pay a wage, salary or anything like that.

I think Kevin at FinancialPanther.com said it best. With any of these food delivery apps, you are not trading time for money, but you are trading tasks for money.

You complete a delivery (a task). You receive payment for that delivery. It's as simple as that.

When you understand how the payments work with Uber Eats, you get a better feel for what you can make. You also know the things that you can control to increase your earnings.

The Uber Eats pay model boils down to four things: Delivery fees, their Trip Supplement, Incentives, and Customer Tips. Two other factors make a difference in what you make: time and expenses. We'll look into all six of these factors.

1. Uber Eats base pay.

Uber Eats calculates a delivery fee based on how far you have to go and how much time it takes.

Unfortunately they don't tell you how they calculate the fee.

Once upon a time they used a very transparent formula.

  • A pickup fee
  • A drop off fee
  • A per-mile fee (from the restaurant to the customer, actual miles)
  • A per-minute fee (from arrival at the restaurant to the time you drop off).

Uber Eats still calculates the base fee on those factors. However, they no longer tell us what those numbers are.

What that means is that the longer you have to drive from the restaurant to the customer, the higher the base fee. The longer a delivery takes from the time you arrive, the higher the base fee.

In this way, I believe Uber Eats is better than the other major apps about adjusting their delivery fee in accordance with how far you have to go. The following screenshots of delivery pay summaries show you some differences.

Uber Eats pay summary for a short delivery, with a $ base pay.

The driver pay summary above shows a very short, very quick delivery. The customer was only a block from the restaurant and the delivery took less than 9 minutes. The base pay on this delivery was only $

Screenshot of an Uber Eats pay summary for a delivery that was longer and further away, showing a higher base pay of $

By comparison, this screenshot was for a long trip, miles and 21 minutes. The base pay was $, nearly three times as much as the shorter faster delivery.

A weird anomaly revealed the current Uber Eats formula in my market.

Screenshot of a pay summary for an Uber Eats delivery that broke down the pay by pickup, dropoff, time and distance elements.

When I was going through my summaries one time, I noticed one delivery in the middle of all the others that showed a different breakdown of fees. Evidently the computer had a glitch, because it showed all of the old elements.

Doing the math, it breaks down to:

  • 35 cent dropoff fee
  • 74 cent pick-up fee
  • 30 cents per mile
  • 5 cents per minute.

These numbers are fairly consistent with the base pay for most of my deliveries. If you do the math, the formula comes within a couple pennies on each of the deliveries above.

Under the old pay model, Uber Eats used a different formula for different markets. I don't know if they do that still today. Either way, this shows that Uber Eats is still using a version of their original pay formula to calculate the base pay. They're just no longer letting us know what it is.

2. Uber Eats Trip Supplement.

Uber Eats will sometimes add an element to the pay called a trip supplement.

While the base fee appears to be based on a formula, Trip Supplement is the piece to make the total delivery fees “whatever Uber Eats wants them to be.”

If the base pay is less than whatever minimum Uber Eats feels like honoring, the Trip Supplement makes up for it. That first screenshot, for instance, had a 91 cent Trip Supplement to bring the total delivery fee up to $

When they added the Trip Supplement, they said it was there to “make earnings for each trip more reflective of that trip.”

I think this is a lot like what Doordash includes in their base pay. Supposedly time and distance are a factor, but the big part of how the delivery fee for Doordash orders is “Desirability.”

Basically, this is Uber's way of adding a wild card to the payment. If they don't think drivers will accept an offer, this is the easy way to increase pay. Bump up the supplement and now maybe someone will take it.

There's no discernable rhyme or reason as to how Uber determines the trip supplement. At the end of the day about all it does is give Uber Eats some additional pricing flexibility.

3. Uber Eats Incentives.

There's a third piece of the puzzle that also gets paid by Uber. They have a number of incentives that they offer to try to make sure that deliveries get taken.

On a delivery by delivery basis they could bump up the pay on a certain delivery with the trip supplement. However, to handle deliveries at a larger scale they'll use incentives to get more drivers to get out on the road.

Because those of us who deliver for Uber Eats are independent contractors, Uber cannot set schedules, nor can they require us to accept any particular delivery orders. Yet somehow they have to make sure that as many orders are actually delivered as possible.

The best way to do that is to offer extra money to encourage more people to deliver. There are three types of incentives that are the most common that I'll discuss.

They may have some others from time to time. For instance, at one time they offered a minimum hourly guarantee in my market if you met certain conditions. I've heard of consecutive delivery bonuses. But these are not nearly as common, so we'll stick to these three.

You could see one, two or all three of these at any given time. And then, when things are slow, you may not receive any. It all depends on what Uber thinks the supply and the demand for drivers will be.

Boosts

Uber Eats doesn't work with schedules in the same way that Grubhub and Doordash do. However, they will use boosts to encourage drivers to plan on delivering at certain times.

Uber will forecast what demand they think there will be within their market, and when they think they'll need drivers the most. Using that data, they'll post a schedule of when certain boosts will be live and in what part of the market.

Screenshot of Uber Eats promotions calendar showing dates and times for different promotions.

The screenshot above is from the Promotions calendar in the Uber Driver app. You'll see that boosts are planned for Monday from 5 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 4 to 8.

The number in the boost tells you how much the base pay is going to be boosted. A boost means that you multiply the base pay by In the second pay screenshot listed above, there was a boost in effect at the time. The base pay was $ and the boost was another $ That was 10% of the base pay.

There was no boost in the first example pay summary. If there were a boost it would have added 16 cents to the pay. Don't spend it all in one place.

The boost is only multiplied against the base pay. Trip supplements and other incentives do not affect boost pay.

Screenshot of a map in the Uber Eats driver app showing zones of the city with the boosts available for those zones.

The map above is a screenshot from the Uber app that shows the boost zones available in the different parts of the city. You can identify from the map the parts of town where deliveries are paying more.

Surges

Uber Eats will also offer an extra amount per delivery called a surge. Surge prices for UberEats delivery drivers are similar to peak pay with the Doordash app. It's often one or two dollars extra per delivery (or higher in extremely busy times).

While boosts are usually scheduled and tied to certain times, surges often happen on the fly. In other words, Uber Eats can figure out that things are busier than they expected and they'll bump the pay per delivery accordingly.

The pay you get from a surge isn't based on a percentage of your base pay but instead is a fixed amount that is added to every delivery in the region at that time.

Quests

To encourage you to accept more deliveries, Uber Eats will offer a Quest. If you complete so many deliveries in a certain time frame, Uber Eats will pay you a bonus of so much money.

Screenshot of an Uber Eats quest offer that offers $10 for every five deliveries completed before midnight July 1.

Like boosts, Quests are usually scheduled. They come in a number of shapes and sizes.

Uber Eats might offer a larger quest for completing a certain number of deliveries in a week's time. Or like the screenshot here, they'll offer a quest of $10 for every five deliveries completed. I've seen Uber pay a quest for just a single delivery. Other times I've seen them give you a choice of quests for the week, where for example you could choose between whether you want to shoot for five, ten, twenty or forty deliveries for the week.

You only get paid for a quest when you complete all deliveries. The deliveries must be completed and other conditions may apply.

4. Customer tips.

Tippig on Uber Eats has been by far the largest area of improvement over the past year or two.

Customers can tip one of three ways:

  • Customers can add the tip when they place their food order
  • They can choose to go into the app after the delivery is completed and add a tip. They can also adjust the tip amount if they felt service was fantastic or horrible.
  • Customers can choose to give you a cash tip as you complete the delivery.

Uber actually discouraged tipping when they started as a company. They claimed that their rideshare drivers were paid well enough that tips weren't necessary.

That attitude moved over into delivery. Originally, customers could not tip through the app. When Uber finally introduced in-app tips, they didn't make it easy for the customer to find. Customers could only tip after the delivery was over, and Uber didn't make the option prominent.

Finally, starting around January , Uber started letting customers add their tip when they placed their order. It took them time, but I think they finally realized that if customers tip well, Uber wouldn't have to pay as much out of their own pockets.

Once they figured that out, Uber Eats quickly became among the best at encouraging their customers to tip.

Related: While tipping has improved immensely for Uber Eats drivers, Uber Eats does still play games with the tips. Read more about how Uber Eats is hiding the tip and then lying about it.

5. Time

The first four factors are all tied to payments you get from Uber Eats (or from the customers). This isn't a pay factor but it may make the most difference of all of them in how much you can earn.

How quickly can you get the delivery completed?

Because here's the thing: You get paid what you get paid for any given delivery. However, if you can get more deliveries done in a given time, that's more money that you make.

Let's say the average pay on a delivery is $ If you can complete two deliveries per hour, that's a $20 hourly rate. Three deliveries in an hour bumps you up to $30/hour and four hourly deliveries nets you $

Faster, shorter deliveries mean more deliveries per hour. If you can avoid wait times at restaurants, you can complete more deliveries.

Earlier in this article I mentioned how the Financial Panther site stated that this was about trading tasks for money. I agree with him, but let's be real here. Tasks take time. That means you're still trading time for money.

The thing is, the more tasks you complete in the same amount of time, the better your bottom line at the end of the day.

Choosing shorter deliveries and avoiding restaurants that typically have long waits can make a huge difference. Becoming more efficient at getting in and out of restaurants makes a difference. The faster you can deliver, the more you can earn.

6. Expenses.

An important thing to remember as an independent contractor is that you are doing this as a business. Your contract says that you are contracting with Uber Eats as a business, not as an employee. You pay taxes as a business. You're on your own for your costs of doing business.

Why's this important? When you're running a business, the money you get from Uber Eats, customer tips, from the Grubhub and Doordash apps and others is NOT what you are earning.

Your profit is what you earned. It's what's left over after your expenses that matters.

If you drive your car to deliver, you have an expense. Obviously there's the fuel costs, but vehicle expenses go a lot further than that. Every mile you drive brings you closer to replacing tires, timing belts, and all sorts of other vehicle maintenance. Each mile you drive means your car is worth a few cents less.

You will pay those costs eventually. If you deliver a lot, you'll wear your car out. You must take all of that into account when asking what you are earning.

Everything else in this list of factors is stuff that increases earnings. This is about not taking away from your pay.

It's important that you know how much it costs to use your car. It's rare to total out less than 30 cents per mile. Understand that for every mile you drive, you are reducing your earnings. Figure out how to drive less and you can increase your bottom line.

How much do Uber Eats drivers make? Measure it in Profit per Hour.

Here's where you add it all up.

It's adding up all of the base pay fees, trip supplements, incentives and tips. Figure in how many deliveries you're getting done per hour. Then subtract the cost of running your car.

Figure out your profit per hour. Add everything you earned, subtract your expenses, then divide by the number of hours you worked. That's the best way to measure how you're doing.

Once you understand your profit per hour, then you can compare it to traditional salaries. Your profit per hour gives you a good handle on whether you're making a decent amount, or if it's less than you might have thought.

How can you use these six factors to boost your profits?

The key here is to find the best combination of earnings, time, and minimum expenses. Knowing what those factors are helps you look at how you can weave them together for the best earnings for you.

The temptation is to maximize every factor. However, many of these work against one another. If you look closer at how each one works, you realize that sometimes it's better to focus on one over the other.

You could get longer deliveries and make more pay, right? You get paid more because of the time and distance. Unfortunately, more pay on a delivery is not always better. Think about how much Uber Eats is adding to my pay for every minute in the example above: 5¢

That's $3 per hour.

In other words, it's counter productive to go after deliveries that take more time simply because they pay more. Uber Eats is not paying enough more for that time to justify that additional time.

Incentives can be great. But sometimes everyone else is chasing incentives as well. You may make more per delivery but if the area is saturated, you might also be waiting longer between deliveries.

Do you focus on the fact that customers can change their tip? Could you make more by providing fantastic customer service? In looking at my last + deliveries, I only saw 2 cases where the tip may have been changed. One was reduced. Customers don't change the tip very often.

The point here is not to zero in on any particular pay factor. Instead, the key is to work on the best combination of pay factors to help you out.

Ranking the pay factors by priority.

If I were to rank the factors in order of importance, this is where I would focus:

  • Time
  • Tips
  • Expenses
  • Promotions
  • Trip Supplement
  • Base pay.

One thing I give Uber Eats credit for is something no one else does: They display the estimated delivery time. They're usually pretty good with that estimate. If I didn't know anything else about a delivery, time is the one thing that would matter to me. Even more than the pay amount.

My lowest priority is base pay from Uber Eats (base pay plus supplement). It is the most misleading. The truth is that the more that amount is, the less valuable the delivery is.

That's not what you'd expect. More money can't be worse than less, can it? But like we talked about earlier, if you're only getting an additional $3 per hour for the extra time, you're losing ground.

It's all the other things in the pay that make up for that difference. The tip, promotions, and trip supplemented get added on to a delivery.

And this is why time is the most important factor. The more deliveries you can complete, the more times you get paid all these other things. More tips, trip supplements and surges are far better than getting paid 5 cents per minute for additional time.

Is it worth it to deliver Uber Eats?

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It may be. It might not be.

The answer depends on a lot of things. I've had long periods of time where Uber Eats was my go-to delivery option. Other times I barely touched them.

It really depends on how frequently delivery requests come in and the quality of those offers.

One of the reasons it goes back and forth for me is that sometimes, there are way too many other drivers logged in for the number of orders that are out there. Other times, Uber Eats is begging for couriers to meet the demand.

If you're in a market where things are really slow, without a lot of busy periods, it may not make sense. Or if you're not able to go at the time of day that has the best potential, or all those things that make a difference, it may not work as well.

The beauty of it is you get to be your own boss. You can set your own schedule and make your own decisions. The trade-off is, there are no guarantees. In the long run only you can decide which answer is best for you.

Does Uber Eats pay enough to be your main hustle?

Is there enough profit potential out there to work exclusively on Uber Eats deliveries?

I can't answer that. Every person is different, every situation and every market is different. They can be great in one city and terrible in another.

Personally, I'm not a fan of delivering exclusively for one platform. I look at Uber Eats, Grubhub and Doordash as my customers. No business should rely only on one customer. That's just me.

However, if you used to deliver for Postmates as your main line of work or are thinking of switching from another app, it's a fair question as to if they're a good replacement.

In order to know if they pay enough, you'll need to weigh the factors above. And then ask some other questions. Continue reading here about if Uber Eats pays well enough to be your main earnings.

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See the Range of Uber Eats Driver Pay: From $/Week to $ Orders

You never know how much you&#;re going to make when you sign into Uber Eats for a day of delivering. There is no guaranteed pay (except in California), and order volume changes every day.

On a great day, you can get back-to-back orders with generous tips and high base pay from Uber. On bad days, you might see order after order with no tips and small payouts from Uber.

So, how much does Uber eats pay? How much will you make per hour? In the end, pay for Uber Eats drivers averages out to around $10 &#; $20 per hour, but every week can be quite different from the last. In this article, check out examples of the high highs and low lows that drivers see on Uber Eats.

The Highest Uber Eats Driver Pay: $ Payouts and $45 Per Hour

Let&#;s start with an incredibly impressive payout that shows how well you can do on Uber Eats with near-unhealthy levels of hustle. The driver below put in 82 hours (!) and earned $ That&#;s a sustained $30 per hour rate.

The image below brings us back down to earth, but still shows an impressive $ for 47 hours per work.

That works out to a very reasonable weekly and monthly income that may not be possible from other jobs with such easy qualifications.

Below shows an insane hourly wage from someone&#;s best days of delivering. This driver&#;s incredibly lucrative 11 hour day netted $, or just about $47 per hour. That&#;s nuts!

The Lowest Driver Pay: $ Orders and $7 Per Hour

When things don&#;t go your way, earnings on Uber Eats can dip quite low. Sometimes it&#;s a slow day, and other times non-tipping customers send you bad offer after bad offer.

Check out this terribly low add-on order below. It offers only an extra $ to add a full delivery to their route! Not great.

To see how low Uber Eats hourly pay can dip, check out the payout below for $ in 25 hours. That&#;s just $8 per hour! And that&#;s without accounting for vehicle expenses or taxes.

The numbers below—$ in 50 hours—work out to about $7 per hour. Ouch. That typically indicates that a market isn&#;t busy enough for full-time work. Diversifying with another app is a good strategy in that case.

How to Increase Your Earnings on Uber Eats

While it&#;s not possible to control local supply and demand, there are a few things you can do to stabilize your Uber Eats income and increase your overall average.

Don&#;t accept the lowest paying orders. Uber Eats shows you up-front information about every order, including estimated payout. You can&#;t be deactivated for having a low acceptance rating, so feel free to decline the lowest paying orders. No tip no trip!

Rule of thumb: At least $1 per mile. Many delivery drivers have come to the conclusion that a good order should pay about $1 per mile. Quickly do the math on an order to see if it&#;s worth it. Divide the payout by the number of miles displayed in the estimate.

A $5 order that is 9 miles away is less than $1 per mile and probably not worth doing. A $5 order that is only a mile away is more than $1 per mile and will be a quick trip that nets you a solid hourly wage.

Learn your market. Avoid bad hours and bad restaurants. Take a few weeks to practice your market and learn which hours are the best. Most markets will pay out well during lunch and dinner rushes, but you might find that certain times of day aren&#;t actually worth it.

You can also quickly learn which restaurants to avoid. A bad restaurant will waste your time and kill your hourly earnings. Read more about restaurants that delivery drivers avoid to see how to select better restaurants and avoid the bad ones.

Try to target Boost and Surge bonuses. Not every market offers consistent bonuses, but you can significantly increase your earnings if you strategically drive during times that are more likely to offer bonuses. Keep an eye out for trends and try to find a bonus pattern that you can follow.

Related:How to Get More Boost and Quest Promotions

Diversify! Sometimes one app alone might not be enough to meet your goals, even when you&#;re doing everything right. Sign up for other delivery services, and if things are slow on Uber Eats try another service.

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Uber Eats riders earning as little as $5 for deliveries crossing multiple NSW suburbs

Uber Eats riders in Australia are earning as little as $5 for individual deliveries that cross multiple suburbs, as riders complain that their pay was cut by the global tech giant during the pandemic.

New data provided to Guardian Australia by riders has revealed pay rates as low as $ for a nearly 4km trip.

One rider was offered a minimum of $ for a 5km trip estimated to take 14 minutes.

Another rider was offered less than $10 for a minute trip that would take them down Sydney’s busy Parramatta Road.

Riders can receive more than the minimum offered if they have to wait longer than estimated, but they have previously told a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry that the time spent waiting for orders reduced their hourly rate of pay.

Another rider was offered $ for a minute trip.

The trip – from a grocery store to a home – spanned 15km, and crossed at least five suburbs, from Sydney’s inner west to south.

Other riders were offered $ for a minute trip across km, $ for a minute trip across km, and $ for a minute trip across km.

Uber Eats and other companies like Deliveroo class their workers as independent contractors, rather than employees, meaning they are not entitled to award rates of pay. Gig workers are not paid a set hourly rate, but are paid for each delivery.

Rival food delivery company Menulog recently announced it would abandon the gig worker model and make all its workers employees within a “few years’ time”.

Menulog’s Australian managing director, Morten Belling, told NSW parliament that it would provide set hourly rates of pay and that this certainty for riders would benefit both employer and worker.

Belling said the company needed to do this to “meet its moral obligations” as an originally Australian-developed business.

Pay rates for Uber Eats riders vary by city, and are calculated depending on time taken and distance travelled.

A report commissioned by Uber between August and December found the average earnings for food deliverers was $ an hour after costs – but only during meal times.

The report also found that 77% of Uber Eats delivery workers were ineligible for government support during the pandemic – mostly due to being recent migrants.

In response to questions, a spokesman for Uber Eats referred Guardian Australia to the report, prepared by global consulting company Accenture.

The report contained no data on lowest and highest ranges of hourly pay.

On Tuesday, the Fair Work Commission also ruled that a worker for rival company Deliveroo was an employee, not a contractor.

The commission found that Deliveroo regularly tracked its delivery riders and compared their times to identify slow riders. The worker, Diego Franco, was sacked for being too slow with his deliveries.

A spokeswoman for Deliveroo said it planned to appeal the decision and was “confident that riders are independent contractors”.

“We do not accept the premise upon which the decision was taken and do not believe this reflects how Deliveroo riders work with the company in practice,” she said.

“Riders have the absolute freedom to decide whether, when and where they work, and if they do go online they can decide how long to work and can freely reject any offer of work offered to them. Riders don’t need to provide personal service – they can and do use delegates to complete deliveries. Riders can and do work with multiple platforms, including competitors, at the same time – as Mr Franco did himself.”

The Deliveroo spokeswoman said the company would “appeal this decision to protect those freedoms”.

Previously, riders told the NSW parliament that pay rates dropped to $8 a delivery during the pandemic, because companies could reduce pay for their workers as demand surged for delivered food, and people lost their jobs and became gig workers.

Riders have also told Guardian Australia that they are under pressure to work faster due to companies tracking them.

On Tuesday, an Uber Eats spokeswoman responded to the finding against Deliveroo, saying that “not all online food delivery apps operate in the same way”.

Previous rulings of the Fair Work Commission and the full bench of the commission involving Uber Eats have said that Uber Eats workers are not employees.

However, in December last year, Uber settled a case before the full bench of the federal court on the same issue – thereby avoiding what would have been a landmark ruling on the status of gig workers.

This article was amended on 21 May to clarify Uber’s pay structure. Fares offered include an estimated waiting time for the delivery, but riders may earn more if there are unexpected delays.

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If you’re wondering how much you can make with Uber Eats in the US, here’s a quick view of estimated earnings per hour, day, week and year…

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Keep in mind that earnings vary based on certain factors.

Not everyone will work every day, neither the same number of hours per week. Lately it is up to each delivery driver. A no-brainer to keep in mind.

Likewise, not all Uber Eats drivers can complete the same number of daily deliveries.

And to receive many delivery requests per day, it depends on the local demand and also on luck.

If you make few deliveries, you earn less money. Simple.

In addition, expenses must be discounted, obviously also highly variable.

For example, it’s not the same to work using your bike, than to do it on a motorcycle or by car.

How much can you make with Uber Eats in a week

Besides, the earnings could vary from day to day and hour to hour, even though working during lunch and dinner times is clearly a great opportunity to improve incomes.

Also, the earnings changes according to the State or city where you work, since some of them pay more than others.

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But let’s be clear, fair and obvious: the best answer to «how much money can you make with Uber Eats?» can only be given by an Uber Eats delivery, who has been working for at least 1 year near your area. Ask them directly.

The only thing for sure is that Uber Eats payment is a bit lower than regular Uber payment. Depending on the State, Uber drivers could earn $10 on average per hour, after discounting certain costs. In other cities barely $7.

How much can you make with Uber Eats in a week?

It’s really impossible to give an accurate number of how much money you can make with Uber Eats per week.

Although it depends on many factors, it is possible to earn about $ $ per week, plus approximately $ in tips, a total of $ $ per week.

See: ¿Cuánto gana un repartidor de Uber Eats en Estados Unidos?

Where can I find how much money I could make with Uber Eats?

GlassDoor, Quora or Reddit are good starting points to know how much money you can make with Uber Eats.

Many reviews of real Uber Eats drivers posted on GlassDoor website point out that you can earn about $ per delivery.

After considering wait times and other delays, the number drops to less than minimum wage.

But remember: you work as an independent contractor, not as an employee.

According to GlassDoor, an Uber Eats delivery driver could make $13 per hour, with an hourly pay range from $11 – $23, an estimate based upon salary reports provided by drivers or statistical methods.

Working part-time as an Uber Eats delivery driver can give you $–$ in a week, plus 50– in tips (almost $$), stated an Uber Eats driver in Quora on

On December , another Uber Eats driver reports in Quora an average of $ a month before tax, after working hours a week.

«After tax and car care I’ll see maybe $ to $ a month… Yours may vary (also married with three children, so taxes are easier on me.)».

As a consumer advocate warns in another answer in Quora platform, don’t forget about taxes. You could even earn $1, per week in areas like San Francisco, although after taxes, you may end up to receive just $ for that week.

In other Quora’s post, an user claims routinely make an average of $– per week and told the secret:

«The key is knowing the correct area and times to deliver. If you’re in a bad delivery area, you pretty much have no chance, however»

Thus, it is possible to find mixed opinions about driving experience and Uber Eats’s earnings.

How much can you make with Uber Eats in a day?

According to comments posted on Reddit from some Uber Eats delivery drivers that worked in NYC and San Francisco, it could be possible to earn $$ per day if you work for hours. But in other places barely $70 per day.

As we said, earnings, taxes to pay and other expenses can highly vary depending on the State, day and according to each Uber Eats delivery driver.

How much money can you make with Uber Eats in a year?

Considering bonuses and additional compensation, a Uber Eats delivery driver can expect to make an average annual salary of $27,, according to GlassDoor. But it is not clear if that value includes expenses.

Expenses in working for Uber Eats

If you decide to work for Uber Eats by car, you’ll have to consider these and others expenses:

  • Gas
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Registration and title
  • Taxes

Besides, Uber charges a 25% commission. However, delivery drivers can keep % of customer tips.

When do Uber Eats drivers get paid in the United States?

Uber Eats payments are made weekly through direct deposit to the bank account specified when you signed up.

Each weekly payment cycle begins on Monday at 4 AM and ends on the following Monday at AM.

Also, it is available instant cashout, a method to get your earnings within minutes when you cash out in the app Uber. Limited up to 5 times per day.

Or even the two-day cashout option, allowing you to get your earnings within two business days when you cash out in the app before Available from Monday to Friday. Once per day.

You can view your weekly earnings at any time by clicking on «Income» in the Uber Driver app.

Advantages of working for Uber Eats

  • Easier vehicle requirements than regular Uber – 20 years old or newer cars
  • Uber Eats drivers can be 19 years or older (21 in Canada)
  • No fixed hours or bosses
  • No deal with passengers
  • In some cities it is possible to do deliveries by bike or scooter. If you choose a bicycle, you can be 18 or older.
  • Additional documents: Driver’s license, insurance, proof of vehicle registration and 1 year of license history if you use your car.

View: Requisitos Uber Eats – ¿Cómo trabajo de repartidor?

How Uber Eats earnings are calculated?

To calculate the payment per trip, Uber Eats takes into account factors like distance, delivery fees that the customer pays and others.

How much money can you make with Uber Eats

The new Uber Eats pay model

On November , Uber released a new Uber Eats pay model, that allows to see estimated earnings and the customer drop-off location, while the previous payment model neither showed the customer order destination, nor the estimate earning of each delivery.

Although this new model provides an approximate payment in advance, the company does not report how it exactly calculates the estimated income.

According to Reddit comments of Uber Eats delivery drivers, earnings under the new model are lower than the old payment model.

In the same line, a report by Entrecourier indicates that under the new Uber Eats pay model, the data breakdown is over and also transparency.

The report states:

«Overall, it’s been on average 57%, meaning it’s a 43% pay reduction».

Apparently, these are some variables that Uber takes into account to calculate earnings:

  • Base fare
    Pay for:
    • Pickup
    • Drop-off
    • Time
    • Distance
  • Trip supplement:
    It adds to base fare:
    • Extra time, distance and demand
  • Promotions
    Two kinds of incentives to drive in areas / times with high demand, called:
  • Tips
    Uber Eats delivery drivers keeps % of tips, that customers can pay in the app before or in cash after order.

When you sign up to drive for Uber Eats, you will see more information about the respective pay rates according to your location.

How to earn more money with Uber Eats?

To earn more money with Uber Eats, it is suggested to work from 11am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to pm, as well as on weekends at night.

View: Uber Offices in USA – Uber Greenlight Hubs

Other Apps To Work As A Delivery Driver

  • Amazon Flex
  • DoorDash
  • Postmates
  • Instacart

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If you're thinking about giving Uber Eats a try, an important thing to know is how much you can make.

Maybe you're looking for a side gig to make some more money.

Or possibly you already deliver for someone else. Now that Postmates has been swallowed up by Uber Eats, is Uber Eats a good alternative? Maybe Doordash or Grubhub or other apps in the food delivery industry are a bit of a disappointment.

Unfortunately, there's no single answer to the question of how much you can make. As an independent contractor, there is no hourly rate, no salary or benefits. The federal minimum wage doesn't apply to you.

Does that make it too risky? Will you be left spinning your wheels? How do you know what you're getting into?

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The good news is you have more control over what you can earn than you might realize. To help understand what you can make and how you can maximize it, we'll look at:

  • What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?
  • The six factors that determine how much you can make on Uber Eats
  • How you can use those factors to boost your profits.
  • Is it worth it to deliver for Uber Eats?
  • Is Uber Eats a good choice as your main hustle?

What are some drivers earning with Uber Eats?

It all depends on who you talk to.

I see some claiming that you're only getting $8 to $12 per hour. I can tell you from experience that they're wrong.

I've seen some sites show an average salary for Uber Eats couriers in the mid $40k range. Using the word salary in an estimate immediately destroys the credibility of that site. There is no salary, as Uber Eats drivers are not employees.

I can tell you that it's very possible to profit $40,000 annually with a very reasonable full-time (or even less than full-time) schedule.

Sam Lyon was a guy who made news when he went out and tried to see how much he could make working 12 hours a day for a month. That's a 72 hour work week, and he was on pace for more than $100,000 a year. That's some pretty good money, definitely the higher end of the pay scale.

But the thing is, the vast majority of people who deliver for Uber Eats do this part time. It's a side hustle to earn extra cash. Comparing it to a full-time job salary isn't helpful.

Uber Eats CEO Dara Khosrowshawhi recently tweeted about going out on food deliveries. Yahoo Finance spun it to say it proved drivers make less than minimum wage, even though nothing in the tweets did any such thing. To their credit they did correct the story, however was the original headline:

Screenshot of Yahoo headline that claims

My point is, don't rely too much on what one person will tell you. Some will promise you big money, but it turns out they can get a referral fee if you sign up. Others are hell bent on proving that gig companies are ripping you off and they'll distort the numbers downwards.

The truth is, earnings vary a lot.

It's a little confusing when some are talking about annual earnings, especially if you're not thinking of this as a full time gig.

Some of the best information I've seen was a breakdown of a lot of data from with the Uber Eats earnings of a lot of people. Based on that information, the median hourly amount nationwide was $17.74.

Pay attention to that word: Median.

We mistake it for average. It's not average. It's middle. In other words, there are just as many people making more than $17.74 per hour than are making less than $17.74 per hour.

Those highs and lows can get really high and really low.

I'm hoping to get permission to share more details on that pay. If so, I'll update this page with a chart and link. It's good information.

Are drivers making less than minimum wage when they deliver? Some are. Can an Uber delivery driver make more than $30 per hour on deliveries? Some are.

You'll find both extremes working in the same market.

That tells us two things:

  • There is no one answer to how much you can make on Uber Eats.
  • You have more control over how much you can earn than you might realize.

Six factors that determine what you can make on Uber Eats

Here's the important thing to understand: Uber Eats does not pay a wage, salary or anything like that.

I think Kevin at FinancialPanther.com said it best. With any of these food delivery apps, you are not trading time for money, but you are trading tasks for money.

You complete a delivery (a task). You receive payment for that delivery. It's as simple as that.

When you understand how the payments work with Uber Eats, you get a better feel for what you can make. You also know the things that you can control to increase your earnings.

The Uber Eats pay model boils down to four things: Delivery fees, their Trip Supplement, Incentives, and Customer Tips. Two other factors make a difference in what you make: time and expenses. We'll look into all six of these factors.

1. Uber Eats base pay.

Uber Eats calculates a delivery fee based on how far you have to go and how much time it takes.

Unfortunately they don't tell you how they calculate the fee.

Once upon a time they used a very transparent formula.

  • A pickup fee
  • A drop off fee
  • A per-mile fee (from the restaurant to the customer, actual miles)
  • A per-minute fee (from arrival at the restaurant to the time you drop off).

Uber Eats still calculates the base fee on those factors. However, they no longer tell us what those numbers are.

What that means is that the longer you have to drive from the restaurant to the customer, the higher the base fee. The longer a delivery takes from the time you arrive, the higher the base fee.

In this way, I believe Uber Eats is better than the other major apps about adjusting their delivery fee in accordance with how far you have to go. The following screenshots of delivery pay summaries show you some differences.

Uber Eats pay summary for a short delivery, with a $1.59 base pay.

The driver pay summary above shows a very short, very quick delivery. The customer was only a block from the restaurant and the delivery took less than 9 minutes. The base pay on this delivery was only $1.59.

Screenshot of an Uber Eats pay summary for a delivery that was longer and further away, showing a higher base pay of $4.69.

By comparison, this screenshot was for a long trip, 8.4 miles and 21 minutes. The base pay was $4.69, nearly three times as much as the shorter faster delivery.

A weird anomaly revealed the current Uber Eats formula in my market.

Screenshot of a pay summary for an Uber Eats delivery that broke down the pay by pickup, dropoff, time and distance elements.

When I was going through my summaries one time, I noticed one delivery in the middle of all the others that showed a different breakdown of fees. Evidently the computer had a glitch, because it showed all of the old elements.

Doing the math, it breaks down to:

  • 35 cent dropoff fee
  • 74 cent pick-up fee
  • 30 cents per mile
  • 5 cents per minute.

These numbers are fairly consistent with the base pay for most of my deliveries. If you do the math, the formula comes within a couple pennies on each of the deliveries above.

Under the old pay model, Uber Eats used a different formula for different markets. I don't know if they do that still today. Either way, this shows that Uber Eats is still using a version of their original pay formula to calculate the base pay. They're just no longer letting us know what it is.

2. Uber Eats Trip Supplement.

Uber Eats will sometimes add an element to the pay called a trip supplement.

While the base fee appears to be based on a formula, Trip Supplement is the piece to make the total delivery fees “whatever Uber Eats wants them to be.”

If the base pay is less than whatever minimum Uber Eats feels like honoring, the Trip Supplement makes up for it. That first screenshot, for instance, had a 91 cent Trip Supplement to bring the total delivery fee up to $2.50.

When they added the Trip Supplement, they said it was there to “make earnings for each trip more reflective of that trip.”

I think this is a lot like what Doordash includes in their base pay. Supposedly time and distance are a factor, but the big part of how the delivery fee for Doordash orders is “Desirability.”

Basically, this is Uber's way of adding a wild card to the payment. If they don't think drivers will accept an offer, this is the easy way to increase pay. Bump up the supplement and now maybe someone will take it.

There's no discernable rhyme or reason as to how Uber determines the trip supplement. At the end of the day about all it does is give Uber Eats some additional pricing flexibility.

3. Uber Eats Incentives.

There's a third piece of the puzzle that also gets paid by Uber. They have a number of incentives that they offer to try to make sure that deliveries get taken.

On a delivery by delivery basis they could bump up the pay on a certain delivery with the trip supplement. However, to handle deliveries at a larger scale they'll use incentives to get more drivers to get out on the road.

Because those of us who deliver for Uber Eats are independent contractors, Uber cannot set schedules, nor can they require us to accept any particular delivery orders. Yet somehow they have to make sure that as many orders are actually delivered as possible.

The best way to do that is to offer extra money to encourage more people to deliver. There are three types of incentives that are the most common that I'll discuss.

They may have some others from time to time. For instance, at one time they offered a minimum hourly guarantee in my market if you met certain conditions. I've heard of consecutive delivery bonuses. But these are not nearly as common, so we'll stick to these three.

You could see one, two or all three of these at any given time. And then, when things are slow, you may not receive any. It all depends on what Uber thinks the supply and the demand for drivers will be.

Boosts

Uber Eats doesn't work with schedules in the same way that Grubhub and Doordash do. However, they will use boosts to encourage drivers to plan on delivering at certain times.

Uber will forecast what demand they think there will be within their market, and when they think they'll need drivers the most. Using that data, they'll post a schedule of when certain boosts will be live and in what part of the market.

Screenshot of Uber Eats promotions calendar showing dates and times for different promotions.

The screenshot above is from the Promotions calendar in the Uber Driver app. You'll see that boosts are planned for Monday from 5 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 4 to 8.

The number in the boost tells you how much the base pay is going to be boosted. A 1.1 boost means that you multiply the base pay by 1.1. In the second pay screenshot listed above, there was a 1.1 boost in effect at the time. The base pay was $4.69 and the boost was another $0.47. That was 10% of the base pay.

There was no boost in the first example pay summary. If there were a 1.1 boost it would have added 16 cents to the pay. Don't spend it all in one place.

The boost is only multiplied against the base pay. Trip supplements and other incentives do not affect boost pay.

Screenshot of a map in the Uber Eats driver app showing zones of the city with the boosts available for those zones.

The map above is a screenshot from the Uber app that shows the boost zones available in the different parts of the city. You can identify from the map the parts of town where deliveries are paying more.

Surges

Uber Eats will also offer an extra amount per delivery called a surge. Surge prices for UberEats delivery drivers are similar to peak pay with the Doordash app. It's often one or two dollars extra per delivery (or higher in extremely busy times).

While boosts are usually scheduled and tied to certain times, surges often happen on the fly. In other words, Uber Eats can figure out that things are busier than they expected and they'll bump the pay per delivery accordingly.

The pay you get from a surge isn't based on a percentage of your base pay but instead is a fixed amount that is added to every delivery in the region at that time.

Quests

To encourage you to accept more deliveries, Uber Eats will offer a Quest. If you complete so many deliveries in a certain time frame, Uber Eats will pay you a bonus of so much money.

Screenshot of an Uber Eats quest offer that offers $10 for every five deliveries completed before midnight July 1.

Like boosts, Quests are usually scheduled. They come in a number of shapes and sizes.

Uber Eats might offer a larger quest for completing a certain number of deliveries in a week's time. Or like the screenshot here, they'll offer a quest of $10 for every five deliveries completed. I've seen Uber pay a quest for just a single delivery. Other times I've seen them give you a choice of quests for the week, where for example you could choose between whether you want to shoot for five, ten, twenty or forty deliveries for the week.

You only get paid for a quest when you complete all deliveries. The deliveries must be completed and other conditions may apply.

4. Customer tips.

Tippig on Uber Eats has been by far the largest area of improvement over the past year or two.

Customers can tip one of three ways:

  • Customers can add the tip when they place their food order
  • They can choose to go into the app after the delivery is completed and add a tip. They can also adjust the tip amount if they felt service was fantastic or horrible.
  • Customers can choose to give you a cash tip as you complete the delivery.

Uber actually discouraged tipping when they started as a company. They claimed that their rideshare drivers were paid well enough that tips weren't necessary.

That attitude moved over into delivery. Originally, customers could not tip through the app. When Uber finally introduced in-app tips, they didn't make it easy for the customer to find. Customers could only tip after the delivery was over, and Uber didn't make the option prominent.

Finally, starting around January 2019, Uber started letting customers add their tip when they placed their order. It took them time, but I think they finally realized that if customers tip well, Uber wouldn't have to pay as much out of their own pockets.

Once they figured that out, Uber Eats quickly became among the best at encouraging their customers to tip.

Related: While tipping has improved immensely for Uber Eats drivers, Uber Eats does still play games with the tips. Read more about how Uber Eats is hiding the tip and then lying about it.

5. Time

The first four factors are all tied to payments you get from Uber Eats (or from the customers). This isn't a pay factor but it may make the most difference of all of them in how much you can earn.

How quickly can you get the delivery completed?

Because here's the thing: You get paid what you get paid for any given delivery. However, if you can get more deliveries done in a given time, that's more money that you make.

Let's say the average pay on a delivery is $10. If you can complete two deliveries per hour, that's a $20 hourly rate. Three deliveries in an hour bumps you up to $30/hour and four hourly deliveries nets you $40.

Faster, shorter deliveries mean more deliveries per hour. If you can avoid wait times at restaurants, you can complete more deliveries.

Earlier in this article I mentioned how the Financial Panther site stated that this was about trading tasks for money. I agree with him, but let's be real here. Tasks take time. That means you're still trading time for money.

The thing is, the more tasks you complete in the same amount of time, the better your bottom line at the end of the day.

Choosing shorter deliveries and avoiding restaurants that typically have long waits can make a huge difference. Becoming more efficient at getting in and out of restaurants makes a difference. The faster you can deliver, the more you can earn.

6. Expenses.

An important thing to remember as an independent contractor is that you are doing this as a business. Your contract says that you are contracting with Uber Eats as a business, not as an employee. You pay taxes as a business. You're on your own for your costs of doing business.

Why's this important? When you're running a business, the money you get from Uber Eats, customer tips, from the Grubhub and Doordash apps and others is NOT what you are earning.

Your profit is what you earned. It's what's left over after your expenses that matters.

If you drive your car to deliver, you have an expense. Obviously there's the fuel costs, but vehicle expenses go a lot further than that. Every mile you drive brings you closer to replacing tires, timing belts, and all sorts of other vehicle maintenance. Each mile you drive means your car is worth a few cents less.

You will pay those costs eventually. If you deliver a lot, you'll wear your car out. You must take all of that into account when asking what you are earning.

Everything else in this list of factors is stuff that increases earnings. This is about not taking away from your pay.

It's important that you know how much it costs to use your car. It's rare to total out less than 30 cents per mile. Understand that for every mile you drive, you are reducing your earnings. Figure out how to drive less and you can increase your bottom line.

How much do Uber Eats drivers make? Measure it in Profit per Hour.

Here's where you add it all up.

It's adding up all of the base pay fees, trip supplements, incentives and tips. Figure in how many deliveries you're getting done per hour. Then subtract the cost of running your car.

Figure out your profit per hour. Add everything you earned, subtract your expenses, then divide by the number of hours you worked. That's the best way to measure how you're doing.

Once you understand your profit per hour, then you can compare it to traditional salaries. Your profit per hour gives you a good handle on whether you're making a decent amount, or if it's less than you might have thought.

How can you use these six factors to boost your profits?

The key here is to find the best combination of earnings, time, and minimum expenses. Knowing what those factors are helps you look at how you can weave them together for the best earnings for you.

The temptation is to maximize every factor. However, many of these work against one another. If you look closer at how each one works, you realize that sometimes it's better to focus on one over the other.

You could get longer deliveries and make more pay, right? You get paid more because of the time and distance. Unfortunately, more pay on a delivery is not always better. Think about how much Uber Eats is adding to my pay for every minute in the example above: 5¢

That's $3 per hour.

In other words, it's counter productive to go after deliveries that take more time simply because they pay more. Uber Eats is not paying enough more for that time to justify that additional time.

Incentives can be great. But sometimes everyone else is chasing incentives as well. You may make more per delivery but if the area is saturated, you might also be waiting longer between deliveries.

Do you focus on the fact that customers can change their tip? Could you make more by providing fantastic customer service? In looking at my last 200+ deliveries, I only saw 2 cases where the tip may have been changed. One was reduced. Customers don't change the tip very often.

The point here is not to zero in on any particular pay factor. Instead, the key is to work on the best combination of pay factors to help you out.

Ranking the pay factors by priority.

If I were to rank the factors in order of importance, this is where I would focus:

  • Time
  • Tips
  • Expenses
  • Promotions
  • Trip Supplement
  • Base pay.

One thing I give Uber Eats credit for is something no one else does: They display the estimated delivery time. They're usually pretty good with that estimate. If I didn't know anything else about a delivery, time is the one thing that would matter to me. Even more than the pay amount.

My lowest priority is base pay from Uber Eats (base pay plus supplement). It is the most misleading. The truth is that the more that amount is, the less valuable the delivery is.

That's not what you'd expect. More money can't be worse than less, can it? But like we talked about earlier, if you're only getting an additional $3 per hour for the extra time, you're losing ground.

It's all the other things in the pay that make up for that difference. The tip, promotions, and trip supplemented get added on to a delivery.

And this is why time is the most important factor. The more deliveries you can complete, the more times you get paid all these other things. More tips, trip supplements and surges are far better than getting paid 5 cents per minute for additional time.

Is it worth it to deliver Uber Eats?

The statue of the Thinker, who is obviously thinking about the factors that make up how much Uber Eats pays.

It may be. It might not be.

The answer depends on a lot of things. I've had long periods of time where Uber Eats was my go-to delivery option. Other times I barely touched them.

It really depends on how frequently delivery requests come in and the quality of those offers.

One of the reasons it goes back and forth for me is that sometimes, there are way too many other drivers logged in for the number of orders that are out there. Other times, Uber Eats is begging for couriers to meet the demand.

If you're in a market where things are really slow, without a lot of busy periods, it may not make sense. Or if you're not able to go at the time of day that has the best potential, or all those things that make a difference, it may not work as well.

The beauty of it is you get to be your own boss. You can set your own schedule and make your own decisions. The trade-off is, there are no guarantees. In the long run only you can decide which answer is best for you.

Does Uber Eats pay enough to be your main hustle?

Is there enough profit potential out there to work exclusively on Uber Eats deliveries?

I can't answer that. Every person is different, every situation and every market is different. They can be great in one city and terrible in another.

Personally, I'm not a fan of delivering exclusively for one platform. I look at Uber Eats, Grubhub and Doordash as my customers. No business should rely only on one customer. That's just me.

However, if you used to deliver for Postmates as your main line of work or are thinking of switching from another app, it's a fair question as to if they're a good replacement.

In order to know if they pay enough, you'll need to weigh the factors above. And then ask some other questions. Continue reading here about if Uber Eats pays well enough to be your main earnings.

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Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

Two major aspects seeming to evolve with the lives of Americans are smartphones and ridesharing, add food to these and you have UberEATS. You may be familiar with our post from back in May examining the financial side of Uber. So we decided to look into UberEATS from a similar perspective. What is the average UberEATS salary in your city?  How much do UberEATS drivers make per delivery? What are the UberEATS driver requirements?

At Complete Payroll, we make it our priority to answer questions like these to help educate our clients; so if you would like the facts regarding UberEATS, read on!

What is UberEATS?

UberEATs is Uber's new food delivery platform that makes getting food from local restaurants as easy as clicking a button. With UberEATS customers can choose any menu item from a restaurant and drivers pick up food at the restaurant and bring the food to customers. Uber refers to UberEATS drivers as “delivery partners”. They aren’t technically employees of the company, they're contractors who are paid a contract fee depending on how many deliveries they've made.

 

Driver requirements

To drive for UberEATS you must:

  1. Be 19-years-old or older
  2. Have a driver’s license, insurance, and proof of vehicle registration
  3. One year of driving experience
  4. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  5. Have a vehicle that is a 1996 model or newer for cities that allow Eats-only profiles UberEATS drivers are

 

Average salaries for full-time drivers

The below graph gives an estimate for the average yearly income for UberEATS drivers who drive full time, around 40 hours per week. Connecticut   $43,711, New Jersey   $42,463, New York City, New York  $50,544, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $41,964 and Toronto, Ontario   $46,238.
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Earnings per trip

According to Glassdoor, the average delivery driver makes $12.25 hourly. But, drivers can simply do their own calculations to determine their hourly rate by factoring in how many deliveries they expect to make per hour. Below is a graph displaying the average fare per delivery for UberEATS drivers by city.Connecticut   $14.01, New Jersey   $13.61, New York City, New York  $16.20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   $13.45 and Toronto, Ontario   $14.82.

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Payment distribution

How are UberEATS drivers paid and how much of the total payment do they take home? UberEATS drivers are paid for each delivery based on a pickup fee, drop-off fee, and mileage fee. Below is a simple formula that can be used to calculate how much an UberEATS driver will make per ride.

An example of take home pay using Los Angeles rates: $2.50 pickup + $0.60  mileage (3 miles at $0.20/mile) + $3.00 drop off fee = $6.10. Minus Uber’s 25% fee ( $1.52) , total payout is $4.58.

 

When is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is subject to the operating hours of the restaurants in their partnership. Therefore, UberEATS can be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in very busy cities like New York City.  However,  to make the maximum pay as an UberEATS driver you need to work during the “Promotion Boost” hours.  Pay can vary quite a bit from day to day and hour to hour, so working during the dinner and lunch rush hours or “Promotion Boost” hours will allow you to earn on the higher end of the pay scale. “Promotion Boost” works like surge pricing for Uber. Depending on time and location, drivers will receive extra pay, as a way of encouraging additional riders onto the roads.

 

Where in New York is UberEATS available?

UberEATS is currently available in all of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as parts of Westchester and Nassau Counties. Uber is busy expanding their delivery zones to reach a larger portion of New York state soon, but they have not released the exact start dates of operation in these areas.

What restaurants can you order from? Restaurant selection varies by delivery location. Open the app to see the restaurants delivering directly to you, and check back as we continue to add new restaurants weekly.

 

Downsides?

To reduce delivery times, the UberEATS payment structure is designed to encourage the maximum amount of drivers on to the road as possible. However, UberEATS drivers have been undergoing a huge pay cut so less drivers feel encouraged to deliver; increasing the wait time per order.  The pay for UberEATS can go below $10/hour, even lower because there is no minimum.  Other drawbacks for driving for UberEATS include, traffic, parking and long restaurant waits.

 What to learn more? Check out:

“Fare, driver pay, and the financial side of Uber”. 

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