Date: February 26, 2021
Contact: Geoff Vetter, (916) 634-9051

Since Passage of Prop 22, DoorDash “Dashers” are Earning 30% More While Maintaining Flexible Schedule

Dashers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bay Area, and Sacramento earning more than $30/hr on average

Sacramento, CA – This week, DoorDash, a member of the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Coalition (PADS), announced in a blog post that, on average, Dashers in cities across California earned 30% more in January 2021 than they did in a typical month in 2020, showing a real increase in earnings since the implementation of Prop 22.

Prop 22, which was approved by 59% of voters, provided new benefits and protections and has empowered drivers to earn more income while maintaining their independence, freedom, and the ability to work when, where, and how long they want.

In January 2021, Dashers in California saw, on average, a 30% increase in their earnings after the implementation of Prop 22.

  • Bay Area Dashers earned over $36 per hour while on deliveries
  • Los Angeles and San Diego Dashers earned over $33 per hour while on deliveries
  • Sacramento Dashers earned over $32 per hour while on deliveries

In addition, Dashers maintained their flexibility to work with app-based platforms primarily as supplemental work. In fact, since January of 2021 the average Dasher chose to work fewer than 7 hours per week.

According to DoorDash, more than 200,000 Californians are choosing to work with the DoorDash platform.

“As someone who relies heavily on the flexibility I’m afforded working as a Dasher, I was grateful that California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 22, allowing me to maintain my independence while gaining new protections and still letting me access the critical disability benefits I rely on,” said California Dasher, Kelly Rickert. “Prop 22 was such a big deal for me and hundreds of thousands of other California workers, and provided exactly the kind of opportunity that is more important than ever now that the world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Additional findings from DoorDash can be found here.

About Protect App-Based Drivers & Services (PADS) Coalition

The Protect App-Based Drivers & Services (PADS) coalition, formerly the Yes on Prop 22 coalition, is continuing to engage to ensure the will of California voters is upheld; to protect access to independent, app-based jobs; and to preserve the availability, affordability and reliability of on-demand app-based rideshare and delivery services that are essential to Californians and our economy.

Proposition 22 was supported by 59% of California voters, 120,000 drivers, and a diverse coalition of more than 140 groups including social justice, senior, community, business, veterans and many others.


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