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How much do delivery companies like Foodora pay?

September 14, 2018

Delivery companies are among the most well-known app jobs out there. Doordash, Deliveroo, Postmates or Foodora for sure ring a bell to us all. Together with private home rental apps, like Airbnb, and driving apps, like Lyft, they lie in the core of the gig economy. According to Forbes, while the gig economy is expected to employ 43% of the U.S. workforce by 2020, DoorDash, in particular, recently raised $250 mln in the most recent funding round which advocates to the fact that gig companies and especially delivery companies are taking the world by storm.

And, if you think about it, why not? Delivery driver jobs offer flexibility and good money, with no special skills! Delivery drivers can work on their own terms and supplement their income with the basic requirements being having a means of transportation and a smartphone – easy peasy almost for any adult!

But what are the paying models of the TOP 5 most popular delivery driver companies out there?

  1. DoorDash

  2. Postmates

  3. Foodora

  4. Caviar

  5. Instacart

1. DoorDash driver pay

doordash driver pay
Image: courtesy of Doordash

As a Dasher, you can make an average $12 per hour in the US or 15 CAD per hour in Canada.
With DoorDash, you receive a guaranteed amount, which you can see before accepting or declining an order. Additionally, tips are 100% yours. If one delivery fails to reach the base pay + tips, you still receive the minimum guaranteed amount. In the case that the base pay + tip is greater than the guaranteed minimum, you keep the extra amount! What you should also know is that DoorDash pays a bit extra for orders delivered from 20 minutes early to on time, and you may receive additional earnings if the suggested GPS route goes through tolls or if you do deliveries that span longer than average distances.

Check out DoorDash in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Ottawa, Toronto, Atlanta, Portland, Dallas and many other cities worldwide.

Do you have more questions? Join our Facebook group for Drivers/Deliverers.

2. Postmates driver pay

When delivering stuff with Postmates you get rewarded for every minute and mile that you work. What do we mean by that? That you get paid for every minute you wait at the pick-up location and for every mile between the pick-up and drop-off locations. Your hourly pay will be around $12 per hour. There are no fees and you keep all of your tips, so you go home with the full amount you earn from your deliveries! You can choose to get your earnings instantly or receive them automatically once a week. Moreover, Postmates has you covered if a delivery is cancelled after you’ve reached a pick-up location: you may still receive a payout. Finally there are opportunities to earn more:

  • Deliver during peak hours: every day from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and on weekends and at the busiest locations that are indicated with dark red in the app.
  • There are Blitz pricing hours, when demand for deliveries is high and you can earn more per delivery.
  • Postmates offers a bunch of bonuses and payment guaranteesread about them here.
  • You can stack up deliveries in order to earn more.

Start working with Postmates in New York City, Seattle, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, Denver, Miami, Austin, Nashville.

Do you have more questions? Join our Facebook group for Drivers/Deliverers.

3. Foodora rider pay

foodora rider pay
Image: courtesy of Foodora

As a delivery driver with Foodora you can make an average €12 per hour in Paris, 90kr per hour in Stockholm or 15 CAD per hour in Montreal. No service fees are extracted from your pay and you get to keep the whole amount of your tips. In new markets, Foodora applies minimum guaranteed pay per hour to get the ball rolling smoothly.

Be a Foodora rider in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm and many other cities worldwide.

Do you have more questions? Join our Facebook group for Drivers/Deliverers.

4. Caviar driver pay

caviar driver pay
Image: Justun Sullivan/Getty Images

Delivering with Caviar you can make an average $18 per hour in Boston or $20 per hour in NYC. You get compensated for each successful delivery with a task-based fee, you get to keep eventual tips and you have opportunities for extra earnings, like:

  • Milestone Bonuses: when you meet certain criteria within an ongoing period or within one single day, you may be eligible for special bonuses.
  • Peak Day Bonus: bonuses when working during peak times.
  • Refer Friends Bonus: this bonus, if available in your city, can give you extra money if you refer a friend to start with Caviar.

You can deliver with Caviar in US cities like New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia.

Do you have more questions? Join our Facebook group for Drivers/Deliverers.

5. Instacart shopper pay

instacart shopper pay
Image: courtesy of Instacart

You can expect an average $15 per hour as a shopper and groceries deliverer with Instacart in the U.S. or Canada. There is a minimum wage for an Instacart shopper at $10 and you will earn a commission based on the total of each order you manage. You usually get tipped with around an 18% of the value of the order and you get to keep that amount for yourself. Keep in mind that your pay rate will change depending on the time of day and day of the week you choose to work – for example Sundays always pay better. You can also receive a bonus if you refer a friend and a $100 bonus, if you are among the top rated 25% of shoppers in your city.

Work with Instacart in cities like New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami,
Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.

Do you have more questions? Join our Facebook group for Drivers/Deliverers.

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Start Working Today with one of the many delivery driver app jobs available all over the world!

United States
Check all delivery jobs in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and many other cities in the US.

United Kingdom
Check all delivery jobs in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

Europe
Check all delivery jobs in Milan, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, and many other cities in Europe.

Other Locations
Check all delivery jobs in Montreal,Melbourne, Singapore, Johannesburg, Mexico City, and many other cities worldwide.

Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.