What: Food delivery service

Expected pay: $5 – $12/hour

Where: Major U.S. cities

Requirements: Drivers must be 18 or older; Cannot have any major driving violations in the last 7 years; Must pass a criminal background check and an individualized assessment



  • Choose your own delivery times
  • Drivers know where the pick-up will be; where they are going; and the total value of the job (including tip) prior to accepting a delivery


  • Required to purchase the uniform and gear: $4 for a t-shirt; $12 for a pizza bag and $14 for a catering bag
  • A lot of competition 

What Drivers Say: (From Indeed)

Seems like they over-hired and I don’t have a lot of work. People take scheduled work in advance so I will miss good hour blocks to work sometimes.

Randomly customers won’t tip, and I made $7 in an hour after driving to their house, waiting in the restaurant line, etc.

Pros: Peak time pay

Cons: Customers that don’t tip, expensive gas

Being a Deliverer is nice and somewhat easy however I can not rely on this business to make sure I make consistent money. Being a college student I need to be making more money consistently.

Pros: picking my own hours

Cons: no consistent pay or benefits

I enjoy working for Door Dash because of the flexibility. I have a busy schedule, and the conventional work hours of most jobs can be hard, however, with Door Dash I have time to do the things I need to do. I am able to work the hours I want, when I am available, and get paid as I would any other job.

Pros: Flexible hours

Cons: Travel distance of some deliveries

I usually make around $15-$20 an hour after doing 80 DoorDash orders. I live in Mississippi and this is considered decent money here. It’s a great way to get some extra cash quickly. It can be stressful at times since you’re driving, but overall it’s a satisfying job. It’s good that they give discounts for car repairs also.

Pros: Make your own hours, earn extra money, good social interaction.

Cons: Car wear and tear, a lot of driving, not always work.

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