What: GrubHub is one of the better food delivery apps in that it pays drivers a mileage allowance and an hourly minimum wage, plus tips.

Expected pay: $10 – $20 an hour

Husl $core: $$$


Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State,


  • 19+ years of age (21+ in Chicago)
  • 2+ years driving experience
  • Own an iPhone with iOS 8 or higher OR an Android with 4.0 or higher (With data plan)
  • Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Bikers must have a valid state ID
  • Checking account for direct deposit
  • Pass a background check


GrubHub is one of the better food delivery apps in that it pays drivers a mileage allowance and an hourly minimum wage, plus tips. Driver reviews are generally positive, with some caveats.

Like other delivery jobs, parking can be tough, which makes it difficult to deliver orders on time. Additionally — again, like other delivery jobs — you use your own car and pay for your own gas, though GrubHub provides a mileage allowance. 

Pay is generally $5 per delivery, plus tip and mileage allowance. However, if you don’t get enough deliveries in the time you’re working, you may also trigger an hourly guaranteed wage. (You can see this on the second link below. Be aware, the video isn’t professional quality, but it is informative. The driver shows his weekly wages, which helps you see how GrubHub calculates what you’ll earn.) Pay is weekly by direct deposit.

Other apps you may want to consider: Amazon Flex, Lyft and Wingz.

What their drivers say:

(The reviews are edited solely for grammar, clarity and space.)

“I work 11am to 8pm Monday thru Saturday. At first I made $17 an hour the first year. the last few months I am down to $12 an hour. Getting priority shifts is almost impossible. They are under new management now and it has gone down hill with all the competition coming to town.”

“There aren’t to many incentives of working with Grubhub except you can pick your weekly hours and drop them if you have to. The reason I stay working is because I use a company called Dailypay to get next day pay. Gas goes into their hourly minimum so sometimes you make less then $10 an hour. You can create your own schedules and if you are quick enough you can gather a good amount of hours. There are good paying days as well as bad paying days, where lots of mileage is used and not enough money made. It will get you by in hard times or to make some extra money.”

“I have been an Independent Contractor with this company since September 2016. I like that I can schedule a 3 hour shift but they change the “blocks” (shifts) every few months. Sometimes you could do a 2, 3, 4, or 5 hour block but now it is currently 3 hour blocks. They have an hourly guarantee, you can accept all of your orders to make the minimum wage, if you will, and you keep your acceptance rating at 100%. By doing this you are at the top of the list at being on the Premiere schedule, which means that you get to pick out your schedule on a Thursday, rather than a Saturday. Some people don’t accept all orders because of distance or the payout is too small so they end up getting a Partner schedule and have to pick a schedule on a Saturday.”

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