UberEats San Franciso drivers guide for new applicants and current drivers. We have everything you need to know about signing up, the pay rates and even a calculator to check your trip pay.
If you want to drive in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley or anywhere in the area, this is your guide. The rates are the same in each place and you can travel anywhere you want between these areas while you are working.
The great thing about UberEats is there are no shifts or dispatch centers. It is all app-based and you can work whenever you want, for however long you want.
- Ways to Deliver in San Francisco
- Uber Eats San Francisco Driver Pay
- Requirements for Uber Eats
- Uber Eats San Francisco Maps
- 5 Step Sign Up Process
- Uber Eats FAQ
- Contact Information
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Ways to Deliver in San Francisco
Currently, UberEats San Francisco is only accepting new courier applications if you can deliver by car or bike. Some areas do offer deliveries by scooter.
UberEats San Francisco Driver Pay
UberEats San Francisco driver pay is calculated using a combination of 4 factors: pick up, drop off, time and distance. You are not paid by hour but rather by delivery.
First of all, you will be paid a flat fee to pick up the food and a flat fee to drop off the food, totaling $2.50.
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.
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 25% – 35% but can be as low as 5%. This can vary though depending on when you signed up, method of delivery 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.
UberEats San Francisco Pay 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 UberEats 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 San Francisco driver pay is estimated to be between $15.56 – $26.27 per hour. These figures include rideshare drivers too. UberEats drivers will typically fall on the lower end of this scale but average pay depends on demand, zone, boosts, tips, and even the day and time.
How do I get paid?
Bonuses & Incentives
UberEats San Francisco Driver Requirements
- 19 years old or older for cars (18 years for cyclists)
- 2-door or 4-door car 20 years old or newer
- Valid driver’s license (You need to have a state-issued ID for cyclists.)
- Valid vehicle insurance
- Apple or Android smartphone
UberEats San Francisco Map for Drivers
UberEats San Francisco drivers can actually deliver in surrounding area as well. These include places like Fremont, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Oakland, Alameda, Pleasant and many more. See the map below for the entire map of UberEats San Francisco delivery zones.
If you want to know the busiest areas, you can refer to the UberEats San Francisco map of hotspots. The smaller boxes show where most orders are coming from. This includes downtown San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley.
Sign Up Process
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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 into the app and go online 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!
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.