Dasher Pay

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.

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K.L., Dasher in Arlington, VA



Base Pay

You’ll always earn Base Pay for any delivery. Base Pay is calculated based on the estimated time, distance, and desirability of the order.


Plus Tips

Customers can tip you anytime you choose to accept a delivery — and most deliveries include a tip. You’ll always receive 100% of tips that customers leave you.


Plus Promotions

Promotions like Peak Pay and Challenges help you earn more. 

  • Peak Pay pays you more per delivery when it’s busy.
  • Challenges let you earn extra money for completing a certain number of deliveries in a set amount of time


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 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
  • At the store or restaurant, confirm the order belongs to your customer
  • And if you need it, reach out for help directly in the Dasher app

Getting paid



You’ll automatically get paid every week with a direct deposit to your bank account.

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Daily deposits with no fee are available to U.S. Dashers with DasherDirect. No bank account required.†

DasherDirect also offers U.S. Dashers 2% cash back on gas.

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If you need money fast and haven’t signed up for DasherDirect, Dashers in the U.S. can select Fast Pay to have earnings delivered once per day for a small fee.

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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. can withdraw their earnings once daily with Fast Pay ($1.99 per transfer).

Dashers nationally earn $25 per hour they work, including 100% of tips.

To see your Dasher earnings, open your Dasher app and tap Earnings.

Drivers delivering with DoorDash are always paid 100% of customer tips.

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.