Manage how you Get Paid

Set Up a Payment Method

Upwork allows you to choose the best payment method for you. Before setting up a payment method on Upwork, double check your account number(s) and details carefully. Accurate entry of these details is your responsibility and essential for successful withdrawals.

  1. Go to the Accounts menu > Settings > Get Paid
  2. Click Add a Payment Method
  3. Click the Set Up button for your chosen method and enter the info requested
  4. Choose a payment schedule and click Next
  5. For security reasons, your new payment method will become active in three days

Consider setting up a second payment method as a backup, just in case your first one isn't available for some reason. You can add as many as you want and make changes as needed.

Payment Details

  • ACH Direct Deposit, Direct to Local Bank, or Wire Transfer
    • Enter your bank account details
  • Payoneer
    • Complete the Payoneer registration process (either by creating a new account or logging in to add Upwork to an existing one)
    • When you are finished, you will be automatically returned to the Upwork site with your account linked
  • PayPal
    • Confirm your Upwork and PayPal accounts use the same email address (if needed, update in your Upwork Contact Info)
  • M-Pesa
    • Enter the details for your M-Pesa account

Edit Payment Information

  1. Go to the Accounts menu > Settings > Get Paid
  2. Under Payment Methods, find the one you want and click the edit link for it
  3. Edit your information and click Save Changes

Email addresses, bank account numbers, and bank codes can't be edited. You must add a new payment method if these change. Don't forget to remove the old payment method at that time, too.

Remove a Payment Method

To remove a payment method:

  1. Go to the Accounts menu > Settings > Get Paid
  2. Under Payment Methods, find the one you want to remove and click its edit link
  3. Click Remove

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