What you make as a Dasher depends on where, how much, and what time of day you choose to deliver. Here is an overview of how Dasher pay is calculated, along with tools to help you track and increase your Dasher earnings, so you can meet your goals.
How much can I earn?
You’ll always earn Base Pay for any offer accepted on DoorDash. Base Pay is calculated based on the estimated time, distance, and desirability of the offer.
Customers using DoorDash can tip you anytime you choose to accept an offer — and most offers include a tip. You’ll always receive 100% of the customer tips received by DoorDash.
Promotions like Peak Pay, Challenges, and Delivery Streaks help you earn more.
Peak Pay pays you more per delivery.
Challenges let you earn extra money for completing a certain number of deliveries in a set amount of time
Delivery Streaks allow Dashers to earn extra money by accepting and completing offers consecutively while on a dash when the promotion is in effect.
Track your Earnings
The Dasher app shows earning opportunities near you and tracks what you make.
Open the app and tap "Earnings" to see what you make on a particular day, to cash out your earnings with Fast Pay or DasherDirect, or to view your Earnings History.
Make the most of your dash
Plan your dashing around mealtimes, weekends, sporting events, and late nights.
After logging in to dash, tap "Promos" to find Peak Pay near you. If you don’t get an order immediately, head toward popular restaurants.
You’ll automatically get paid every week with a direct deposit to your bank account.
Dashers can select Fast Pay to get earnings once per day for a small fee.
With DasherDirect, get instant deposits for no-fee, plus 2% cash back on gas.*
*The DasherDirect Business Prepaid Visa Card is issued by Stride Bank, N.A., member FDIC, pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Dasher earnings are sent daily. Reward categories and amounts subject to change without notice. Cash back rewards are earned for select purchases and become available as those purchases settle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dasher pay is made up of three parts: base pay, customer tips, and Promotions. Promotions give you extra money for certain deliveries at certain times.
As a driver delivering with DoorDash, you'll often see Promotions in your Dasher app, which are extra ways to earn more. You can find Dasher Promotions by tapping ‘Promos’ in the Dasher app.
To find deliveries near you, look for Hotspots in your Dasher app. They’re the parts of your map that are marked red.
Drivers delivering with DoorDash are paid weekly via a secured direct deposit to their personal bank account — or via no-fee daily deposits with DasherDirect (U.S. Only). Dashers in the U.S. and Canada can withdraw their earnings once daily with Fast Pay ($1.99 per transfer). Dashers in Australia can withdraw their earnings once daily with Fast Pay (no fee per transfer).
To see your Dasher earnings, open your Dasher app and tap Earnings.
Customers using DoorDash can tip you anytime you choose to accept a delivery — and most deliveries include a tip. You’ll always receive 100% of the customer tips received by DoorDash.
With the DasherDirect card you earn 2% cash back on every gas purchase and much more.
Cash back reward offers are also available for restaurants, groceries, online shopping and more, at hundreds of local and national brands you know and love.
How this works: Claim a gas, restaurant or grocery offer in the Perks section of your DasherDirect app to lock in a reward offer. Don’t forget to tap “Check-In” in the DasherDirect app and then use your DasherDirect card to pay once you arrive at the eligible merchant location. New rewards are added often, so check your DasherDirect app to see what’s available.
Actual earnings may differ and depend on factors like number of deliveries accepted and completed, time of day, location, and any related costs. Hourly pay is calculated using average Dasher payouts while on a delivery (from the time you accept an order until the time you drop it off) over a 90 day period and includes compensation from peak pay, tips, and other incentives.