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Second Measure, an economic analyst company, revealed that Uber Eats takes the cake in the competition, noting it’s the fastest-growing company among delivery services. In fact, it has doubled its sales from August 2017 to February 2018. In the following, let’s take a look at certain important factors to know if it is worth working as a delivery driver for Uber Eats.

Uber Eats Delivery Partner vs. Uber Driver

If you would like to work as a delivery partner, you will become a contractor that will be paid a contract fee based on the number of deliveries you’d make.

Uber Eats lets a customer select food from a restaurant menu. The driver will pick up the food at a restaurant and will deliver it to the customer. But if you would like to work as a delivery partner, you will become a contractor that will be paid a contract fee based on the number of deliveries you’d make.

How is an Uber Eat delivery partner paid?

One is paid for every delivery based on several factors – fees for pickup and drop-off and mileage.

How much do UberEATS delivery drivers make?

After accounting for expenses and on a per hour basis, Uber delivery partners get between $8 and $12. The delivery fee is not the same hour to hour or day to day. It is important to work during rush hours during lunchtime or dinnertime if you want to make more money.

Uber ridesharing drivers make between $11 and $16 per hour.For Uber drivers, they can also make around $19/hour, but higher than that in urban cities, such as New York City where they can earn more than $30/hour. Uber drivers keep 75% of the fare price and Uber cuts 25% off it.

How much do full time drivers make?

Full time drivers, who work about 40 hours weekly earn differently per year based on the state in which they’re delivering food.

  • New Jersey $42,463
  • Pennsylvania $41,964
  • Connecticut $43,711
  • New York $50,54
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Trip earnings: $12.25 is the average delivery fee a driver makes per hour. But then, a delivery partner can also factor in the number of deliveries he is expecting to make per hour. Below are just examples.

  • New York $16.20
  • New Jersey $13.61
  • Pennsylvania $13.45
  • Connecticut $14.01

Uber drivers: They calculate fares by adding the booking fee and base fare and taking the distance and time.

The cons

Delivery partner

  • Delivery partners have to pay for a huge pay cut, so many of them are discouraged to deliver, resulting to longer waiting time for the customers.
  • Hourly rate can be $10 or sometimes lower.
  • Long restaurant waits
  • Traffic
  •  Parking


  • Wear and tear for the car
  • No overtime pay or benefits like those for a regular employee
  • Safety issues

Insurance for Uber Eats Delivery Partners

Uber provides thesame coverage its does provide for Uber X partners to Uber Eats delivery partners.

  • Contingent comprehensive and collision insurance
  • $1, 000,000.00 liability coverage
  • Between trips coverage of $50,000, $100,000 or $25,000

Insurance for Uber Eats partners is different compared with Insurance for Uber drivers.

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There is a rising demand for new drivers because of the equally increasing popularity of on-demand package and food delivery services. Companies like UberEATS are always looking for new workers to deliver food for them. If you’re interested working for Uber Eats, consider the above for a quick look on what to expect on its financial side and cons, among other things, today!