Dive into the world of DoorDash and discover the path to becoming a Top Dasher, where dedication and performance unlock a suite of benefits designed to boost your earning potential and flexibility. This guide lays down the roadmap to achieving Top Dasher status, detailing the essential criteria and strategic tips to elevate your DoorDash experience. Whether you're starting out or looking to maximize your deliveries, understanding the Top Dasher requirements is your first step towards optimizing your delivery journey.

What is the Top Dasher program?

The Top Dasher program is DoorDash's way of recognizing and rewarding its most dedicated and high-performing dashers. By meeting specific performance criteria, including customer rating and delivery completion rates, dashers can earn Top Dasher status. This elite tier offers exclusive benefits such as the flexibility to dash anytime and priority access to more orders, empowering dashers to maximize their earnings and enjoy greater control over their delivery schedules."

What are the Top Dasher requirements? 

To qualify as a Top Dasher, individuals must excel across several metrics: maintaining a high customer rating, ensuring a minimum acceptance and completion rate, and achieving a set number of deliveries within the last month and overall. These criteria are designed to identify and reward the most reliable and customer-focused dashers, offering them perks that enhance their flexibility and earning potential in the DoorDash community

Here is what DoorDash specifies as the Top Dasher qualifications:

  • Customer rating of at least 4.7
  • Acceptance rate of at least 70%
  • Completion rate of at least 95%
  • 100 completed deliveries during the last month
  • At least 200 lifetime deliveries completed

How does the program work?

If you meet the criteria by 1st of each month, then DoorDash will consider you a Top Dasher. To find out if you are a Top Dasher, first go to the DoorDash driver login, then go to your Account in the Dasher app. Then tap Dasher Rewards. You get any Top Dasher rewards for the remaining of that month.

This means that if you qualify on the 15th of a month, you have to keep your stats up until the 1st of the next month to be a Top Dasher.

How do I re-qualify for this program every month?

You meet the above qualifications on the last day of a month to qualify for the next month.

What are the benefits?

Being a Top Dasher offers several benefits, including the flexibility to dash anytime, which allows for more freedom in scheduling and the potential to increase earnings. Top Dashers also receive priority for order assignments, especially during busy times, which can lead to more consistent work. Additionally, this status may provide an edge in competitive markets, ensuring that high-performing dashers have the best opportunities to maximize their delivery efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Dash Now anytime

Now you can work food delivery on your schedule.

Prioritized for deliveries when new orders are slow

For the money hackers out there, this is a key benefit. Now you can focus on only accepting high value orders. Some Top Dashers see an immediate increase in their weekly earnings just by using this feature.

Is being a Top Dasher worth it?

The answer to this depends on who you ask. Some drivers love the benefits, while others don’t really see any difference as a Top Dasher. 

For instance, Reddit user GameChangingGame says:

But if you head to the comments, you’ll see that other Dashers love it! For the folks that love being a Top Dasher, they especially appreciate the following:

Ditch strict schedules

Prioritize $$$ orders

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