Earn with the best
Deliver with DoorDash and get more opportunities to earn.
Work when you want
You decide when, where, and how much you work*. And whether you ‘Dash Now’ or schedule when you deliver, you can forget about reporting to an office — or a boss.
Set your own course
Choose whether or not to accept orders, find demand near you, and earn more instantly with promotions like Challenges and Peak Pay in the Dasher app.
Start earning quickly
Sign up in minutes and start earning within days. Once your application is approved, you can start dashing right away and cash out instantly.
*subject to availability, or to passing a background check and eligibility, approval and activation of the DasherDirect card to get paid instantly.
Dash with confidence
Peace of mind while dashing is essential. That includes knowing that you can easily get help when you need it. And while we hope every delivery goes smoothly, we’ve got your back if things don’t go as planned. That’s why we built our safety toolkit — to make getting on the road even safer for Dashers.
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.
After your first dash, we'll send you a Dasher activation kit that contains items like a food warming bag, Red Card, hand sanitizer, and mask for Dasher safety.
Since no two people have the same taste in gear, there’s an online store so you can get the gear and equipment you want.
Dashers must be 18* years or older
*As of January 16th, 2024 new applicants in Delaware, Montana, and West Virginia must be at least 19 years old.
Any car, scooter, or bicycle (in select cities)
Driver's license or other form of ID (if dashing via bike only), Social Security number (for a background check only to determine contractor eligibility).
Frequently asked questions
Millions of people order food and other goods through DoorDash. When customers place an order, we offer the deliveries to Dashers, who earn money by picking up and delivering them.
DoorDash is available in over 7,000 cities in all 50 U.S. states, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; over 80 cities in Canada; and Melbourne, Australia and New Zealand!
Our signup process takes just a few minutes, and most Dashers can start earning within days.
To earn money, all you need is a smartphone and a mode of transportation, such as a car, bike, scooter, or motorcycle. We'll take care of everything else!
Nope. You can use any car to drive, deliver, and earn. You just need a valid driver's license and insurance.
Just tap the 'Already started signing up?' button at the top of this page, and log in using the email address and phone number you used to sign up.
If you're not quite finished, we'll prompt you for missing information. Otherwise you'll see the status of your signup.
You're the boss. As an independent contractor, you have the freedom to drive whenever you want, wherever you want.
You can dash whenever you want, meaning you are in control of how many hours you want to dash per day or per week -- and you can dash practically anywhere. It's a great alternative to seasonal, temporary, and part-time work.
Nope! You don't need any prior work experience. But if you do have previous experience in the rideshare, food, or courier service industries, delivering with DoorDash is a great way to earn money.
We welcome drivers and bikers from other gig economy or commercial services such as UberEats, Postmates, Lyft, Caviar, Eat24, Google Express, GrubHub, AmazonFresh, Instacart, Amazon, Uber, Waitr, and Bite Squad. Dashers come from all backgrounds and industries, and include catering drivers, truck drivers, and taxi drivers.
With delivery, there are two big differences:
You don't have passengers in your car
You can use any mode of transportation: your car (two doors is fine), bicycle, or motorcycle
It’s also a bit more active than ridesharing, as you get in/out of your car/bike to pick up and deliver the food.
Once you receive a delivery opportunity, you'll see where it is and what you'll make, and can choose to accept or reject it. Once you accept, there are generally three steps, all of which are clearly outlined in the Driver app:
Drive to the restaurant
Pick up the food
Drive to the customer to drop off the food
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.