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Working At Postmates

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Postmates overview

Order delivery or pickup from more than 350,000 restaurants, retails shops, grocers, and more all across your city. Download the app now to get everything you crave, on-demand.
The staff at Postmates come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 24.4% female and 44.7% ethnic minorities. Postmates employees are more likely to be members of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, with 58.3% of employees identifying as members of the Democratic Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at Postmates is relatively high. Employees at Postmates stay with the company for an average of 0.7 years before leaving. The average employee at Postmates makes $46,611 per year. Pay at Postmates is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like, EatStreet, and Le Souk, which pay $86,567, $82,253, and $82,225, respectively.
Based in San Francisco, California, Postmates is a key player in the internet industry with 4,780 employees and an annual revenue of $5.5B.

The Organization’s Mission

Postmates is transforming the way goods move through cities, allowing anyone to receive something on demand. Our revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local post offices that can deliver anything at any store or restaurant in minutes. We empower communities to buy places without waiting, and empower companies through our API to deliver delivery.

Perks of Working at Postmates

Postmates pays 100% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums, provides necessary work equipment, generous stock option plan, competitive salary, great colleagues and management.


Internet Software & Services





Founded in



San Francisco, CA



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The team at Postmates

Key People
  • April Conyers (Head Of Corporate Communications)
  • Lee Fixel (Director)
  • Heather Cunningham (HR Generalist)
  • Sean Plaice (Director)
  • Bastian Lehmann (CEO)
  • Scott Banister (Director)
  • Nabeel Hyatt (Director)
The Inside Scoop
Postmates operates an Urban Logistics platform that connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes. Postmates' riders and drivers are currently delivering in 40 major US cities. Its services are available for iPhone, Android and on the web. The company was established by a team of engineers, designers, operations and growth specialists in 2011 in San Francisco, CA.
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What do people say about Postmates


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserMay 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

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Zippia Official LogoZippia UserFebruary 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

Relaxed environment, great managers, free snacks/coffee etc, good pay and benefits. Show More
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserMay 2017

I like having no boss, no coworkers and extremely limited interaction with the customers. I like to be able to spontaneously walk off the job on a bad day and still be able to come to work the next day. I like being immersed in food culture. I like to be able to work 14 hours in a day because I suddenly realized I'm gonna need an extra $75 in five days. I like that no two days are the same. I like being able to take time off without having to ask anybody, and to be able to take a sick day without having to feel guilty or wonder whether people think I'm faking it. I make more money doing Postmates than I have at any other job and I also willfully work more hours. It's just an all around better situation for me. When I look at my hourly wages it's not so hot, but I'd rather be happy for 13 hours a day than pissed off for 8 hours a day if the pay is the same in either scenario.

I love the last sentiment. I had a much higher paying job, but I was completely miserable. I work more hours now, but I'm happy to work them and be out in the world.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserMay 2017

Cash tips are the best! Jimmy John's in my area only taxes you at minimum wage which is $7.25 here. They pay you $6.50 plus a $1 a delivery. Essentially all your tips are tax free. I hate my tips getting taxed for real. I guess if I was trying to buy a house and I needed to show more income It would be ok. I could report tips on my own if that were the case. Compared to other industries restaurant workers make pennies. My previous delivery gig at a divey pizza shop did the same. Taxed for $7.50! Cash is king!

Yeah except the CEO of Jimmy Johns is a complete and utter *** who I wouldn't work for, nor will I ever eat there. They're on my lifetime boycott list, along with Hobby Lobby & Chick FilA
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserMay 2017

I've done everyone position in a restaurant starting as a dishwasher in the 90's. I was managing a Thai restaurant and needed a break from people and dealing with the owner. I saw these new IC gigs as a escape and thought I'd give them a try. If I really could average $20hr after expenses (not the case)'s just temp work for me. I've delivered off and on for the last 20 years. Even though carrying a wad of cash isn't good now... I mis getting off work with cash every night.

Ya... Cash, non-taxable (means more money in your pocket)... I Mean... You are suppose to report it. *Wink*
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Postmates Rankings

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Postmates Salaries

How much does Postmates pay?
The national average salary for a Postmates employee in the United States is $46,611 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $102,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $21,000 per year.
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Postmates Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Postmates earns a yearly salary of $46,611 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at Postmates include Contract Driver, Courier, Delivery Driver, and Delivery Person. A typical Contract Driver salary at Postmates is $84,011. Some of the other roles at Postmates are Food Counter Worker and Customer Service Professional. A worker with the title Food Counter Worker at Postmates earns an average salary of $22,686 per year.

Postmates careers

On average, employees at Postmates stay with the company for 0.7 years. Employees most commonly join Postmates after leaving Uber Technologies. When they leave Postmates, they most frequently get their next job at Uber Technologies.

Average Length of Employment
Deliv1.1 years
Munchery1.0 years
Shyp0.8 years


0.7 years
Top Employers Before Postmates
Walmart9.5 %
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Top Employers After Postmates
Lyft13.2 %
Amazon11.2 %
GrubHub5.8 %
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Postmates Employee Political Affiliation


Employee Political Donations

Scott BanisterBoard Of Directors Member
$105,200Republican Party
Scott BannisterBoard Member
$2,600Republican Party
Cyan BanisterBoard Of Directors Member
$1,000Republican Party
SAM GardnerDelivery Driver
$610Republican Party
Benjamin WundermanSenior Business Operations Analyst
$505Democratic Party
April ConyersPublic Relations
$500Democratic Party
John FaulknerBoard Of Directors Member
$500Republican Party
Kathleen PhippardCourier/Independent Contractor
$255Democratic Party
Melissa TalaveraDelivery Person
$178Democratic Party
Polaris BanksDriver
$100Democratic Party
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Postmates Financial Performance

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Postmates Financing Rounds

Jun 25, 2015Equity

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Postmates Competitors

Competitors of Postmates include, EatStreet, and Le Souk. The average salaries at rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $86,567 per year. Employees at EatStreet earn an average of $82,253 per year, and the employees at Le Souk earn an average salary of $82,225 per year.
ContactUs.comInternet Software & Services

Avg: $86,567

EatStreetInternet Software & Services

Avg: $82,253

Le SoukInternet Software & Services

Avg: $82,225

NylasInternet Software & Services

Avg: $80,328

ClassyInternet Software & Services

Avg: $79,474

Frequently Asked Questions about Postmates

When was Postmates founded?

Postmates was founded in 2011.

How many Employees does Postmates have?

Postmates has 4,780 employees.

How much money does Postmates make?

Postmates generates $5.5B in revenue.

What industry is Postmates in?

Postmates is in the internet software & services industry.

What is Postmates's mission?

Postmates's mission statement is "Postmates is transforming the way goods move through cities, allowing anyone to receive something on demand. Our revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local post offices that can deliver anything at any store or restaurant in minutes. We empower communities to buy places without waiting, and empower companies through our API to deliver delivery."

What type of company is Postmates?

Postmates is a private company.

Who are Postmates's competitors?

Postmates competitors include Shyp, Munchery, Deliv, Priority Express, EatStreet, Interactions,, Classy, Homer Logistics Inc., AptDeco, Nylas, Crowded, Dropoff, Ten Ten, Author Solutions, LLC, Le Souk, Lucky Oyster, Bellhops, ZipLine, TeamSupport.

Who works at Postmates?

April Conyers (Head Of Corporate Communications)

Lee Fixel (Director)

Heather Cunningham (HR Generalist)

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