The new minimum pay law in NYC states that delivery partners may earn one of two minimum hourly rates each week based on their active delivery time. This is the total time from acceptance to delivery of an order. Delivery partners are not paid the minimum rate for the time they are not on a delivery, which is considered inactive delivery time.
Delivery partners can earn one of two minimum pay rates determined by Grubhub at the end of each pay period
- A minimum of $17.96/hr for your active delivery time.
Individual drivers are entitled to $17.96/hr for their active delivery time. Individuals are not entitled to their inactive delivery pay. However, Grubhub must pay out this hourly rate for the total inactive time accumulated by all drivers in the market. This payment may be reflected in an increased pay offer, an Appreciation bonus (paid on Mondays), or both for delivery partners who excel on the road (like achieving a high driver level, stats, or volume of completed deliveries) and who have an insulated bag and Driver Card.
- A minimum of $29.93/hr for your active delivery time.
Regardless of which minimum pay rate is used, delivery partners who earn below the required minimum for their active delivery time will receive a pay adjustment at the end of the weekly pay period on Monday. See a breakdown of active delivery time in the Earnings tab of the app.
Remember, your guaranteed minimum earnings are determined before tips. This means you still keep 100% of your tips, above and beyond the minimum pay rates.
Check out some examples of how the two different minimum rates may be paid out.
Grubhub reserves the right to modify any aspect of this payment method consistent the law, which does not guarantee higher earnings to delivery partners with higher stats. All earnings depend on various factors, including market conditions, geographic location, and driver behavior and performance.