As we cover many of the meal delivery services, both prepped meals and meal kits, we get asked a lot how much delivery drivers can make dropping meals off at people’s houses.
The answer varies fairly wildly depending on whether or not you’re looking to work for a company like UPS, FedEx, or the USPS. But for those curious about how much an individual contractor makes delivering food makes, it’s typically somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000.
According to Glassdoor, the average base pay for many delivery drivers is $27,000, and that is counted as base pay, so it could go up if you found . Of course their number includes W-2 drivers for major companies.
Folks in bigger cities tend to make a bit more, especially with frequency of deliveries, locations being closer to one another maximizing the numbers of delivery an hour, and the tendency of slightly better tips in more affluent areas.
For many, delivery driving for meal delivery services, grocery delivery, and more, it tends to be a good way to make a little side cash, similar to driving for Uber and Lyft.