Does Doordash Pay Hourly?

Doordash has grown in popularity due to people wanting a job with the freedom to make their own hours. Of course, if Doordash allows you to set your own hours, does that mean Doordash pays hourly?

No, Doordash does not pay hourly. Instead, they pay a set amount of money per delivery $2-$10 and drivers can keep all the tips they receive from customers. Drivers can expect to make about $20 per hour, but it is not guaranteed.

The rest of this article will go into the nitty-gritty details of how much Doordash drivers make per hour and how drivers can increase their hourly rate. 

How Much Do Doordash Drivers Make Per Hour?

Doordash drivers do not receive a set hourly amount, unlike a wage employee. A Doordash driver’s salary directly relates to how many deliveries they can make per hour. 

If they make more deliveries per hour, then they will earn more money per hour. The average Doordash driver makes approximately $20 per hour according to Doordash. This does not include expenses or taxes, though. 

Whether a driver makes more than $20 per hour or less than $20 per hour depends on a few factors that include the following:

  • The amount of tips they receive. 
  • Eligibility for Doordash bonuses. 
  • How fast they drive.

How to Make More Money With Doordash?

The average Doordash driver makes $20 per hour, but some drivers make $30/hour or even more than that. 

Some of this comes down to luck (ie. tips), but there are some things Doordash drivers can do to make more than $20/hour. Some things a Doordash driver can do to increase their hourly rate include the following:

  • Refer other drivers to Doordash.
    • Doordash pays a referral bonus if you refer someone to drive for the company. It’s one of the easiest ways to make more money with Doordash.
  • Drive during peak hours.
    • Doordash pays more per delivery during peak hours to incentivize drivers to make deliveries. You will make more if you drive during the lunch and dinner rush. You will also have plenty of orders available. 
  • Accept large orders
    • Large orders often mean bigger tips, which means more money for you.
  • Decrease your delivery time.
    • Faster deliveries means bigger tips and more orders (money) per hour. Some ways to decrease your delivery time include driving faster, not getting lost, and taking faster routes. 

How Often Do Doordash Drivers Get Paid?

Doordash drivers get paid every Sunday at 3AM Eastern time via direct deposit for all orders completed during the previous week. 

Alternatively, Doordash has Fast Pay, which allows drivers to receive payment without waiting for a $1.99 fee. The funds are deposited onto a DasherDirect card, which can be used like a debit card.

Final Thoughts

To summarize, Doordash drivers are not paid hourly. They receive payment for every order completed and can average approximately $20 per hour, but this amount is not guaranteed. It’s also possible for some drivers to make more than $20/hour if they work efficiently and get a little lucky with tips.