I get this question all the time, "How much do paper routes pay?" I hate to reply with, "well, it depends" because potential carriers immediately lose interest. They want a short, sweet, straight to the point answer, but that answer is not available.
First, there are two great articles on this site that point out just about everything there is to know about getting paid for a paper route:
1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly -
2. Are Paper Routes Still Profitable -