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"Wait, How much do instacart shoppers make!?"

The High Highs and Low Lows of Instacart Shopper Earnings

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Let's Start with The Facts!

Now let's see those crazy payouts!

- Shoppers are paid for each completed delivery - Order payout starts at $7 and increases based on order difficulty, distance, and other factors - Shoppers see an estimated payout before accepting an order - Estimated payouts include any tip left by the customer at checkout - Shoppers receive 100% of tips - There is no minimum guaranteed pay (except in California)

Here's a $76 tip for a total payout of $93 -  on one order! Shoppers call that a unicorn.

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The High Highs

This shopper earned over $1,100 in one week.

The High Highs

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$62 for 3 orders shopped at the same time. Not every shopper likes 'triples' but they can pay well

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The High Highs

Now let's see those lowlights!

Less than $7 for 88 units! That's easily a 90 minute order. Pass!

The Low Lows

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3 orders for only $12. And over 40 items!  That's a lot of work for not a lot of pay. Another pass!

The Low Lows

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This shopper got tip baited.  The tip was initially $52, then the customer lowered it after the delivery. Not cool!

The Low Lows

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Conclusion? It's a mixed bag!