Delivery Driver - Uber Eats - Earn up to $17/hr- Now Hiring in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-10-17
Valid through: 2022-08-26

Uber Eats

Deliver with Uber. Earn on your schedule. Sign up to deliver with Uber Eats and earn $990 when you complete 100 deliveries in your first 90 days.

  • Work on your schedule. Deliver for a few hours in the mornings, every night, or just on weekends; it's up to you.

  • Earn Good Money- You'll earn by bringing people the food they love from local restaurants.
  • Choose your wheels- Use your car, scooter, or bike to make deliveries.

Delivery requirements

Car delivery:

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a 2-door or 4-door car
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Provide Social Security Number to run a background check

Bike delivery:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a state-issued ID or Driver's License
  • When signing up be sure to choose 'Biking' under the transportation method.

Scooter delivery:

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a scooter

Ready to get started? Sign up today and start earning.

No experience is necessary. But, if you have previous employment experience in delivery (such as a delivery driver, food service, food delivery, delivery runner, or courier) you may enjoy delivering with Uber Eats! Delivering with Uber is a great way to supplement your part-time or full-time income.

Vehicles allowed for delivery vary by city.


1) What kind of employees are Uber Eats food delivery drivers?

The food delivery service Uber Eats does not hire delivery drivers. Instead, they encourage applicants to sign up and create a delivery drivers’ account on the Uber Eats app. Uber Eats food delivery drivers are independent contractors who use the app to earn by picking up takeout orders and delivering them to users’ doorstep.

2) How long are Uber Eats delivery drivers’ shifts?

Since Uber Eats delivery drivers are independent contractors they have the unique advantage of being their own boss. When they work is completely up to them. Uber Eats drivers can decide to work part-time hours or full-time hours. They can choose to work a few hours during the week or full-time on weekends. Their schedule is completely flexible and can be adjusted according to their convenience.

3) How do Uber Eats drivers make deliveries?

Uber Eats delivery drivers simply need to make sure they are online and then click on ‘GO’ to start receiving requests from the nearby area. Once they receive a request they must drive to the mentioned restaurant to pick up the food order and then drive to the given address to drop it off. Once the delivery is complete they are available for the next delivery.

4) What if an Uber Eats delivery driver does not know the area well?

The Uber Eats app has its very own GPS location and navigation system that delivery drivers can use to drive to the restaurant and the users’ given addresses. Delivery drivers can also contact users to ask them any kind of questions they may have or to update them on the status of their order.

5) How does Uber Eats food delivery drivers earn?

Uber Eats delivery drivers who are independent contractors do not earn a fixed wage. They are actually paid a base fee on every take-out order they pick up and deliver. This fee includes several factors such as the number of items on an order, distance, time, location, etc. Uber Eats delivery drivers can track how many orders they have delivered and how much they have earned using the tracking feature on the Uber Eats app.

6) When do Uber Eats delivery drivers get paid?

Uber Eats deposits food delivery drivers’ earnings directly into their bank account at the end of every week. There is also an Instant CashOut feature on the Uber Eats app that allows delivery drivers to withdraw from their earnings up to five times a day before the end of the week.

7) How does Uber Eats food delivery drivers increase their earnings?

Uber Eats delivery drivers earn more by maximizing the number of orders they accept and deliver. There are a few tricks and suggestions delivery drivers can use to increase their earnings. Some of them are:

  • Deliver at the right time. Driving during peak hours such as lunch or dinner can maximize the number of orders.
  • Work at the right place. Delivery drivers who are in a location where local restaurants use the Uber Eats app helps to increase their earnings.
  • Choosing Multiple Orders is when a delivery driver accepts many delivery requests at a time, either from the same restaurant or nearby restaurants. Uber Eats delivery drivers pick up and drop off these orders one at a time. Once an order gets delivered, drivers immediately receive payment for the order.
  • Uber Eats also offers their delivery drivers promotional challenges, bonuses, and incentives.

8) Do Uber Eats food delivery drivers receive tips?

The Uber Eats delivery service does not make tips a requirement. While users are free to tip their delivery drivers, they do it out of their own generosity. To try and earn tips delivery drivers aim to deliver the food as quickly as possible while it is still hot and fresh. Most Uber Eats delivery drivers use an insulated bag to store the orders. Delivery drivers can receive their tips through the app itself or by cash when they complete the delivery.

9 ) How to become an Uber Eats delivery driver?

To sign up to be an Uber Eats food delivery driver candidates need to go to the Uber Eats website and click on ‘Become a Driver’ which will lead them to an application form. Applicants then need to fill in their contact information, vehicle registration, auto insurance, drivers’ license, etc. Lastly, candidates need to consent to a standard background check that should take about a few days to complete depending on the area. After that, Uber Eats will be in touch to activate your drivers' account.


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