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.
Signing Up to Be a Dasher?
We are accepting dasher sign ups for the following modes of transportation: car, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle
Office Hours and Location
In Washington DC - Address: 2428 Wisconsin Ave NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20007
We are next door to Jimmy John's. Please ring the "DoorDash" doorbell. We will be holding orientations at the top of each hour on Mondays and Friday. All other office hours are by walk-ins.
*Orientations will be held at the top of each hour. On Monday & Tuesday, we have a break between 2:00-2:30 pm
Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Closing sharply at 6 pm)
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Closing sharply at 6 pm)
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3 PM (Closing sharply at 3 pm)
Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Closing sharply at 3 pm)
In Silver Spring, Maryland - Address: 2205 Bel Pre Rd. #33, Silver Spring, MD 20906 - Closed May 15-May 22nd!!
*Located inside of the STARBUCKS at Plaza del Mercado, please look for a lady with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. DO NOT call Starbucks. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.
Monday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In Northern Virginia - 344 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
*Located inside of the STARBUCKS. Please look for a woman with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. DO NOT call Starbucks. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.
Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 ($5.50 per delivery in all Starting Points besides Downtown DC which is $6 per delivery + 100% of customer tips). Check your email or the FAQ for more info.
DoorDash Drive orders:
$5.50 (or $6 in Downtown DC) 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 $5.50 + 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 $5.50 per delivery rate. I make $25.50 on this order.
- Ex 2: $20 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given no tip; DoorDash pays the $5.50 per delivery rate, plus an additional $14.50 shown as “Extra pay.” I make $20 on this order.
DoorDash Drive guaranteed minimum earning:
- $12 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery under $150 subtotal
- $15 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery between $150 and $300 subtotal
- $20 guaranteed minimum earning per delivery between $300 and $500 subtotal
- $25 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.
**PLEASE NOTE - SOME STORES HAVE INDIVIDUAL DASHER PAY THAT MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS THE PAY BUCKETS ABOVE**
For more information on DoorDash Drive, please see this page.
Market Operating Hours and Hotspots
Downtown DC: Sunday - Thursday, 7:30AM - 12:00AM; Friday - Saturday, 7:30AM - 1:00AM
Upper Northwest: Sunday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 11:30PM; Friday - Saturday, 8:30AM - 1:00AM
Bethesda/Silver Spring: Sunday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 11:30PM; Friday - Saturday, 8:30AM - 12:00AM
Alexandria & Tyson's Corner: 7 days a week, 10:30AM - 10:30PM
Arlington: 7 days a week, 8:30AM - 12:00AM
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.
Downtown DC / Capitol Hill: Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, Adams Morgan
Upper Northwest DC / Bethesda: Glover Park, Georgetown, Friendship Heights
Bethesday / Silver Spring: Downtown Bethesda, Downtown Silver Spring
Arlington: Clarendon Metro Station
Alexandria: Commonwealth & Mt. Vernon, King Street Metro station
Tyson's Corner / Mclean: Westmoreland St. & Chain Bridge Rd.
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 referred, so send in-app invites to your friends and have them apply! Your friend will also receive $25. Bonuses are paid out after the referred dasher completes 50 deliveries within the first 30 days.
Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.
Minimum Rating: 4.2
Minimum Completion Rate: 90%