Do DoorDash Drivers See Tips? (Before and After Delivery)

DoorDash is the perfect way to order food from your favorite restaurants, fast-food joints, mom and pop diners, convenience stores, and more without having to leave your house.

DoorDashers, the drivers that deliver your orders, are independent contractors. Like other delivery drivers, it’s proper to tip DoorDashers for their services.

But can DoorDashers see how much of a tip you’ll give before delivery? I’ve looked into the matter, and here’s everything I discovered!

Do DoorDash Drivers See Tips In 2024?

DoorDashers see the value of customer tips before and after accepting an order as of 2024. Also, DoorDashers are more likely to take orders with higher earnings, so it’s best to tip beforehand. Currently, DoorDashers get to keep 100% of their tips, either in person or via the app.

To learn more about tipping on DoorDash, like how much you should tip, if you can tip with cash, and how to tip on the DoorDash app, keep on reading! I’ve researched everything you need to know!

Do DoorDashers See Your Tip Before They Accept The Delivery?

Yes, DoorDashers can see how much you will tip before accepting the delivery order. However, the DoorDash drivers can only see your tip amount if you place it before completing your order.

Additionally, DoorDashers can see the total earnings they’ll receive and the base pay of each order before accepting the delivery.

Further, DoorDash allows its drivers to see the amount of the tip so they can determine whether or not the order is worth their time.

Although you can tip your DoorDasher on the app beforehand, you can also do so in person as the delivery arrives.

Do DoorDashers See Your Tip After The Delivery Is Complete?

After a DoorDasher completes your order, they can see a complete breakdown of their earnings for the delivery.

For example, the delivery driver can see how much of a tip you left as well as the base pay for the order.

How Much Should You Tip DoorDashers?

Regarding how much you should tip your DoorDasher, it’s best to follow the service industry standard of 15 to 20%. Or, some people tip whatever double the tax on the order is.

Either way, it’s good practice to tip your DoorDash delivery driver for their services. Again, you can tip your DoorDasher through the app or with cash.

Do DoorDashers Get 100% Of Their Tips?

Yes, DoorDash drivers keep 100% of the tips customers give through the app and in person.

That said, DoorDash implemented a new business model in 2019 that now allows drivers to keep all their tips. Additionally, the new business model raised the base pay for DoorDashers.

Overall, DoorDash’s current business model allows delivery drivers to make more money from the company and customer tips.

What Happens If You Don’t Tip Your DoorDasher?

What Happens If You Don't Tip Your DoorDasher?

Technically, you don’t have to give your DoorDasher a tip, and nothing will happen if you don’t tip your delivery driver.

However, the DoorDasher will earn less money when you don’t offer a tip. Also, keep in mind that DoorDash drivers can see the total earnings for an order before accepting it.

So, if the earnings are relatively low because you don’t include a tip, it’s more likely a DoorDasher won’t pick up your order. Therefore, it will take longer to get your food.

Essentially, it’s best to give your DoorDasher a tip, even if it’s just a small amount.

How Do You Tip DoorDashers?

Currently, there are two ways you can tip your DoorDash delivery driver; within the app or in person.

Tipping Your DoorDasher In Person

One way to tip your DoorDash delivery driver is with cash when they make the delivery. That said, you can hand the cash to them in person.

Or, as a contactless option, you can place the money outside your door for the DoorDasher to pick up when they arrive.

When you tip your DoorDasher with cash, they get to keep 100% of the amount.

Tipping Your DoorDasher Via The App

Regarding tipping your DoorDasher in the mobile app, you can do so before or after getting the delivery. When you tip before the delivery, it’s the last step before finalizing your order.

That said, after you put everything in your cart, there is a section at the bottom of the screen for tipping, with pre-generated percentage amounts.

After adding your tip amount, choose “Place Order” to finalize the process. Like in-person tips, DoorDashers get to keep 100% of the tips they receive via the mobile app.

Should You Tip Your DoorDasher Before Or After The Delivery?

Although you can tip your DoorDash delivery driver after the delivery, DoorDashers recommend doing it beforehand.

That said, some DoorDashers say they won’t take an order if they notice there’s no tip.

So, if you want to ensure your food gets to you as soon as possible, it’s best to offer your tip before completing the order.

But, it’s still an option to tip your DoorDasher after the order or in person with cash.

What Is The DoorDash Base Pay For Drivers?

“Base pay” is the amount DoorDash contributes to its drivers for each order. Typically, the DoorDash base pay ranges from $2 to $10, depending on factors like:

  • Estimated time to complete the delivery
  • Distance the DoorDasher has to travel from the restaurant to your house
  • Desirability of the order

Further, deliveries that DoorDash expects to take longer than normal or require a delivery driver to travel a longer distance have a larger base pay.

Also, if an order is less popular, DoorDash offers a bigger base pay. Still, the base pay for a DoorDash order won’t change regardless of the customer tip amount.

To know more, you can also read our posts on DoorDash driver going wrong way, does DoorDash pay for mileage, DoorDash missing items, and some interesting tipping facts.


DoorDash delivery drivers can see the amount you tip before and after the order is complete.

That said, DoorDashers are more likely to accept an order if they notice they’ll earn more for the delivery.

However, you can tip your DoorDasher in person with cash if you’d like; just know your order might take longer to reach you.

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Mackenzie Jerks

Mackenzie is a freelance writer and editor, published author, and music enthusiast who holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. When she’s not writing, Mackenzie is either wrapped up in a book, discovering new music, or introducing herself to a new fitness regimen.

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