Ubereats San Diego Pay for Drivers

Ubereats San Diego pay is based on a similar formula used for Uber drivers that transport passengers. The pay is determined using rates for time, distance, pick up and drop off. Pay is per delivery rather by hours you work.

So if you are wondering about becoming an Ubereats San Diego driver, we will show you the steps to sign up and outline the general requirements. Next, we have the Ubereats San Diego pay rates and calculations so you can figure out how much money you will earn per delivery.

Finally, if you need help signing up or understanding your pay, we also provide the contact information for the Uber Greenlight Hubs in San Diego. 

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Ways to Deliver in San Diego

Presently in San Diego, you can only deliver Ubereats by car. Check back to find out if they are hiring for bicycle or scooter positions in the future.

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Ubereats San Diego Pay

Ubereats San Diego pay is calculated per delivery using a combination of 4 factors: pick up, drop off, time and distance. First of all, you will be paid a flat fee to pick up the food and a flat fee to drop off the food. 

Pay also includes a fixed amount per mile traveled from the restaurant to the customer. Unfortunately, you are typically not paid to travel to the restaurant. You also get a fixed amount per minute while on the delivery, which is based on an estimate that Uber’s algorithm calculates.

$1.50/Pick up



$1.00/Drop off

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Commissions and Extra Pay

Even more important to know is Uber takes a commission from the pay outlined above. This is known as “The Uber Fee”, or Commission, which is typically 35% depending on when you signed up and if you also drive UberX or another passenger service. If you drive passengers as well, it is usually 10% lower. In some cities, Uber will also lower the commission to entice new drivers. 

During peak times Uber may offer a pay “boost”. This is where Uber uses a multiplier to increase your earnings. If an in-demand delivery area advertises a multiplier, like 1.5, then your pay is multiplied by 1.5 and therefore increased by 50%. The Uber commission is only applied to your initial fare, not the boost payment. 

You can accept tips in cash or customers have the option to tip you in the app after the delivery is made.


Uber Commission

Boosts Multiplier


Uber Eats Ann San Diego Calculations

With all these commissions, boosts, and compensation factors, it can get a bit confusing to calculate your pay. Although Uber does it for you, it is helpful to check your trip earnings for errors. Sometimes they are way off on the distance or the boost pay isn’t quite right. Maybe their commission seems too high?

We have your covered! Try our NEW Uber Eats Pay Calculator. Just enter all rates for your city (found above) and the Driver Pay Calculator will do the work for you!

Once you do a couple trips, you can see how long they take and even calculate what you are making per hour.

How much will I make per hour?

Ubereats Drivers in San Diego are estimated to earn between $10 – $20 per hour. 
Average pay depends on demand, city, zone, boosts, tips, and even the day and time.

How do multiple orders work?

Pick up: Sometimes you will pick up more than one order at the same time from the same restaurant. In this case, you will only get one pickup fee.

Per mile: Uber will calculate the most efficient route to each destination and pay you accordingly. For this reason, taking the long way won’t necessarily earn you extra money!

Time: Pay based on time remains the same as a usual delivery. 

Drop Off: If you have multiple orders with different drop off locations, you will get paid for each drop off. In this case, you are effectively doubling your drop off fees for this trip. 

How do I get paid?

Method of Pay

Direct Deposit

Frequency of pay

Weekly unless you are eligible to sign up with Instant Pay to get paid daily if you want

Bonuses & Incentives

Incentive Programs

Yes. They can include incentives like a $3 bonus every trip completed in a particular area, like downtown. This is in addition to the boosts described above.

Hourly Guarantee or Standby Fee

For the most part, Uber does not offer hourly guarantees or standby fees for waiting online.

Referral Bonuses

Yes, so long as the new driver completes the required number of trips. Bonuses typically range from $50-$500.

Starting Bonus?

Yes, if you use an existing driver’s referral code. You usually have to complete a minimum number of trips within a certain time frame to be eligible.

Ubereats San Diego Driver Requirements

  • 19 years old or older
  • 2-door or 4-door car 20 years old or newer
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid vehicle insurance
  • Apple or Android smartphone

Ubereats San Diego Map for Drivers

If you are already a driver, check out the Ubereats San Diego map that shows the zone the delivery service operates in. 


If you want to know the busiest areas, you can refer to the Ubereats San Diego map of hotspots. The smaller boxes inside the map show where most orders are coming from. Weekends, lunch and dinner are always the busiest. 


Sign Up Process

Step 1: Visit their website, download and sign up through their Driver app for Androidor Iphone or visit an Uber Greenlight Hub in San Diego.

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Step 2: Upload the required documents. 

Step 3: Wait for Uber to review your information and notify you when you have been activated.

Step 4: Download the Uber Driver app if you haven’t already done so.

Step 5: Finally, log on and off the app whenever you want to start accepting delivery requests!


Do I need an insulated delivery bag? 

Bags are not mandatory but they sure help. You can by one through their supplier for approximately $11.25 including shipping. It is important to note, some restaurants may not allow you to pickup an order without a bag, particularly when delivering pizzas. Either way, the cost is pretty low. For cyclists, the cost is around $40.

Are there scheduled shifts?

No. Just log in to the app and go online. You will then begin to receive “Pings”, which are on-demand requests for deliveries. Accept or decline requests and log off whenever you want! Uber states you must keep a satisfactory acceptance rate or you will be deactivate but there are conflicting reports about this actually happening.

Are there a minimum number of deliveries I need to do to stay active on the platform?

No, but if your documents expire you will need to upload new ones (for example, insurance) before you can start driving again. 

Is there an orientation, interview or “onboarding” session?

No, everything is done online or you can you go the Greenlight Hub closest to you to sign up or get help if you need it!

How do multiple orders work?

Sometimes you will pick up more than one order at the same time from the same restaurant. In this case, everything remains the same except you get a drop-off fee for each location you deliver to. Of course, you will be paid the extra kilometres you drive and the extra time it takes but you will only be paid one pickup fee.

What happens if the customer doesn’t answer the door when I arrive?

Contact the customer by phone first. If they don’t answer, a timer will start and after 5-8 minutes you can leave and will still get paid the full fare. You can keep the food too! 

Contact Information

Uber support twitter: Uber_support
Uber Help Center: Help Center
UberEATS support number: 1-800-617-1979 (for drivers currently on deliveries)
Uber support number: 1-800-593-7069 (only for current drivers)

You can also access the phone number in your Driver App. Note: This will bring you to the main Uber support number and they may re-direct you to the UberEATS support number. 

Uber Greenlight Hub San Diego – Locations

Finally, if you are having trouble signing up or just want to ask some general questions in person, visit an Uber office which are known as Greenlight Hubs.

Uber Greenlight Hub San Diego – Miramar

7310 Miramar Rd, Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92126

Check here for all locations and hours.

Uber Greenlight Hub San Diego – Santee 
(Sprint Store)

9808 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste B
Santee, CA 92071

Check here for all locations and hours.

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