How Much Do You Make As a DoorDash Driver?

December 22, 2023

As a DoorDash driver, you make on-demand deliveries from restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and other businesses. You are an independent contractor and set your own hours. In many markets, DoorDash is an excellent way to earn extra income or even replace a full-time job.

DoorDash offers a base payment for each delivery and 100% of the customer's tip. These payments can add up quickly, especially when you make multiple deliveries in a short period of time. However, day to day consistency isn’t always possible—your earnings depend on factors like your market’s competitiveness, the types of orders available, and the timing of those orders.

To maximize your earnings, consider working two driving apps at once. This can cut down on the amount of unpaid miles (or "dead mileage") you travel between deliveries and increase your overall earnings per day. You should also keep track of your expenses (taxes, car insurance, gas, depreciation) to calculate your true earnings.

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