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Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat: which pays the best in the UK in 2021?

Understand how much pay you get working for Deliveroo, Ubereats and Justeat.

The fast food delivery app has revolutionised the way we order food. It has also provided delivery drivers with a job that offers the flexibilty to work on their own terms.

However it can be a challenge trying to understand which delivery app to work for. We therefore set out to help with that decision which will allow you to choose how much you can earn when working for Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat.

Before we start the comparison of Deliveroo, Ubereats and Justeat it is always worth looking at the sector as a whole in the UK.

For anybody looking to become a delivery driver in the UK you can expect to earn between £7-14 per hour, with the average UK hourly rate being £8.94 per hour.

What is the average earnings of a delivery driver in the UK?

UK Delivery Driver£7-14 per hour
Average UK Delivery Driver£8.94 per hour
UK National Minimum Wage (As of April 2020)£8.72 per hour
Research by Nimblefins

Pay rate comparison of Deliveroo Vs Ubereats Vs Justeat

DeliverooUbereatsJusteat
Hourly£7-12 per hour£7-14 per hour£8.72 per hour
Research by Nimblefins

How much can I earn working for Justeat?

If you choose to work for Justeat you will earn at least the minimum or living wage rate of £8.72 per hour. Plus in comparison to Ubereats and Deliveroo, working for Justeat will mean you receive holiday and sick pay, as well as parental leave.

How much can I earn working for Deliveroo?

People working Deliveroo can expect to earn an hourly rate of between £7-12 per hour. However it is important to take into consideration that this amount can fluctuate depending on the time of day, year or weather conditions and the number of riders available.

How much can I earn working for Ubereats?

As the table above demonstrates the hourly rate you can expect to earn while working for ubereats is slightly higher than Deliveroo at £7-14 per hour.

Much like Deliveroo, Ubereats incentivises drivers that work during busy periods by offering “Boosts”. It is these additional payments which make it incredibly popular among riders in comparison to Justeat which does not.

Conclusion

If you are somebody that enjoys knowing how much you are going to earn each week, as well as having pension payments, and holiday and sick pay, Justeat is going to be a good option. Knowing that you are going to be paid at least £8.72 per hour allows you to budget and plan your finances. However, the payment structure by Justeat has limitation in amount you can earn in comparison to Deliveroo and Ubereats.

Ubereats and Deliveroo allows you to work when you want, for a long as you like meaning you have the potential (with the additional bonuses) to earn substantially more. You can get paid between £7-14 per hour working for Deliveroo and ubereats however there periods of quiet time when you may not be earning that much.

An approach by some delivery riders is to have multiple apps running during your working day. This allows you to potentially earn more money and reduces the time that you may be sat idle with nothing to do.

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