DoorDash Peak Pay

Each week, we will update the table below to highlight the starting points that will be paying GUARANTEED amount per hour Dashing during lunch peak (11am-2pm) and Dinner peak (5pm-9pm). To qualify, Dashers must accept 85% of all orders.

Welcome to Boston!

Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

We are accepting dasher sign ups for the following modes of transportation: car, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, walking

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Office Hours and Location

Our Address is: 18r Shepard St, Brighton, MA 02135.

We are located on the 2nd floor in S250. We are NOT in the brick building in the front. Also, make sure to type in "Brighton." We are NOT in Cambridge.

**** Hour Changes 07/13 - 07/15
Thurs 07/13 : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 07/14 : 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues 07/18 : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Normal Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Dasher Pay

DoorDash orders:

We’re excited to expand the test of an updated pay model to Dashers in the coming weeks. The new approach is designed to make delivery pay more fair, more transparent, and more consistent. As we roll this new model out, the current pay model will still be in effect for many Dashers ($6 per delivery + 100% of customer tips). Check your email or the FAQ for more info.

DoorDash Drive orders:

$6 per delivery and 100% of tip paid by the customer*

*DoorDash Drive orders are traditionally larger and may require more time to complete (find out more details on DoorDash Drive here). Because of this, each DoorDash Drive order will have a guaranteed minimum earning based on the order value. If the $6 + tip are less than the guaranteed minimum earning, DoorDash will pay extra to make up the difference. Here are two examples:

  • Ex 1: $15 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given a $20 tip; DoorDash still pays the $6 per delivery rate. I make $26 on this order.
  • Ex 2: $20 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given no tip; DoorDash pays the $6 per delivery rate, plus an additional $14 shown as “Extra pay.” I make $20 on this order.

DoorDash Drive guaranteed minimum earning:

  • $15 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery under $150 subtotal
    $18 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery between $150 and $300 subtotal
    $25 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery between $300 and $500 subtotal
    $30 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery over $500 subtotal

DoorDash Drive receipts:

At select Drive merchants, Dashers will be able to collect a paper receipt at pickup, get that receipt signed by the customer and submit a photo of the signed receipt at drop off. If a customer adds a tip when signing the receipt, that tip will be added to your pay.  Pro Tip: most restaurants have No Tip Solicitation Policy for catering orders. They do not want drivers to ask for a tip when the receipt is being signed. Pro Tip: some customers submit their tip when they place the order. When that happens, your tip will already be in your app. All receipts and tips will be reviewed by DoorDash and the merchant. Any fraudulent tip activity will result in immediate deactivation and legal action.


For more information on DoorDash Drive, please see this page.

Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

Boston, Cambridge / Somerville, and Brookline / Newton: 
Sunday - Wednesday: 6:30AM - 12:00AM (midnight)
Thursday - Saturday: 6:30AM - 1:30AM

Belmont / Waltham and West Roxbury / Dedham:
7 days a week: 10:30AM - 10:30PM

Quincy / Braintree:
Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10:30AM - 10:30PM

Wellesley and Melrose:
7 days a week: 4:00PM - 10:30PM


Hotspots are located on where DoorDash expects orders to be placed. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the restaurant from which a customer orders.

Hang out near Back Bay

Brookline / Newton
Hang out near Coolidge Corner or Chestnut Hill

Cambridge / Somerville
Hang out near Harvard Square or Central Square

Belmont / Waltham
Hang out around the Belmont commuter stop (downtown Belmont)

West Roxbury / Dedham
Hang out around Roxbury Latin School (2075 Centre Street) or Dedham Mall (173 Washington Street)

Quincy / Braintree
Hang out around South Quincy (352 Water Street, Quincy MA 02169)

Hang out around Wellesley Square (13 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02482)


New dash schedules are released on a rolling 6-day schedule at 10:00 AM. For example, the schedule released on Tuesday is for the following Monday.


Know someone who could be a great dasher? Dashers earn $50 for every dasher you refer, so you can send in-app invites to your friends and have them apply! Your friend will also receive $25 so it's a WIN-WIN! Bonuses are paid out if the referred dasher completes 50 deliveries within 30 days of applying.

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

Minimum Rating: 4.3

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%