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How Much Do Paper Routes Pay

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 -
http://www.yourpaperroute.com/content/paper-routes-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

2. Are Paper Routes Still Profitable -
http://www.yourpaperroute.com/content/are-paper-routes-still-profitable

To get the answer to how much do paper routes pay, you need to talk to carriers in the area in which you want to get a paper route. Rural areas with few customers per mile are going to pay less than areas with lots of customers per mile in densely populated areas.

Also, check to see how much the distributor charges you for the paper versus how much you are charging the customer for the paper. This will be the biggest part of your profit! Gas, supplies, taxes, and the value of your time are all things that will cut into your profit.

So, how much do paper routes pay ... it depends!

Comments

I vote for 'Rick is Lying'

I vote for 'Rick is Lying'

how exactly do you get your

how exactly do you get your money??
{because i wanna start}

You should receive a check

You should receive a check with your name on it. Some papers will allow direct deposit for your pay. They pay is usually once a month although many of the papers have twice a month payments.

how much money do you get if

how much money do you get if you did 400 a weekend

I would think you would make

I would think you would make $20-$50 per day on a route that size.

i get $16.80 for 280 papers

i get $16.80 for 280 papers if i get a leaflet it earns an extra cent per paper

he's probably lying people

he's probably lying people 10 cents a paper

That is amazing. You should

That is amazing. You should get more than that. You should read through your contract again. You are getting robbed.

i feel sorry for you because

i feel sorry for you because you should get more money thhan that if you did 280 papers

I deliver USA Today and Wall

I deliver USA Today and Wall Street Journal to a few of my customers. Those pay more per paper than my local paper.