Nowadays, many people carry out work through platforms, which means that their service is offered through a company, such as iFood. And anyone who wants to enter this field usually makes a series of calculations first, accounting for its costs and benefits.
If this is your case, it is quite likely that you have already asked yourself: How much does someone who works as a delivery boy at iFood earn? Is it still worth working for this and other platforms?
There is no simple answer to this question, as it will depend on a series of factors, but above all the time dedicated to the application. However, there are some clues that give more concrete indications about remuneration. Let's see below how much you can earn when you start working with iFood.
How much does a beginner iFood delivery person earn?
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According to an IBGE survey carried out in 2022, around 1.5 million people work on platforms and applications. Among those who work as delivery people, the majority are men between 25 and 39 years old (around 48.4%). The majority have only secondary education or incomplete higher education.
Regarding gains, the most recent data is from the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning Cebrap), based on the research “Urban mobility and delivery logistics: an overview of the work of drivers and delivery people with apps”.
According to this study, the average hourly receipts are R$23discounting average costs – for example, motorcycle maintenance).
How many hours does an iFood delivery person work?
As we know, earnings from iFood delivery need to take into account the hours worked. The logic of platforms is usually simple: the more you work, the more you earn. It is worth remembering that there are other factors involved, such as promotions, discounts, etc.
Therefore, anyone who wants to start providing their services to the application should think about the time they will dedicate to the work. Thus, if we calculate an average working week of 20 hours, with the value of an hour of work at R$23, receipts can vary between R$807 and R$1,325according to Cebrap research.
Two iFood delivery people, who earn an hourly wage.Source: GettyImages
When you go up to 40 hours a week, obviously, your earnings go up, and can range from R$1,980 to R$3,039, a salary above the national average for those with secondary education. According to the PNAD (National Household Sample Survey), the average salary for those with this level of education is R$1,812.
It is worth remembering that 59% of delivery drivers have secondary education and, therefore, are earning more than the Brazilian average.
According to the IBGE, workers who provide services to platforms (such as Uber drivers) work a journey approximately 6.5 hours longer than other professions and positions in similar positions, such as taxi drivers. They usually work around 46 hours a week.
According to the PNAD, 70% said they would receive between 1 and 3 minimum wages in 2022, that is, between R$1,212 and R$3,636.
Is it still worth being an iFood delivery person in 2024?
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Obviously, this is a question that does not have a single answer, as it does not just concern earnings, but rather several factors that you can evaluate according to your priorities and preferences.
In terms of monthly receipts, The averages above should also take your living costs into account. Depending on your city, state, region, etc., this may or may not be a considerable salary.
Another point is to be aware that income as an app worker is variable: it can increase a lot at certain times of the year, such as national holidays, or days of the week, when people order more food per day. delivery, which is great for delivery people. In large capitals, there may be more delivery orders, but also more people offering their services.
One more point to consider are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of service. Among the positive points, which tend to please many people, There is flexibility: the worker sets his own schedule and works whenever he wants. There's also the feeling of “not having a boss” – which, for many people, brings a sense of freedom.
On the other hand, the instability of variable earnings can also cause a lot of insecurity in those who prefer to do a certain job with a fixed salary. Furthermore, it is important to remember that delivery drivers do not become iFood employees and, therefore, are not protected by labor laws.
Finally, it is worth highlighting that another factor to be considered is the physical risks of working in traffic every day, especially on motorcycles. Consider all these aspects and make the best decision for your own life and that of your family.