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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 get paid .13 cents a paper

I get paid .13 cents a paper weekday weekends .53 cents 972 customers

Very nice!! I haven't

Very nice!! I haven't calculated what I get but it's nowhere near that high!

I have a route that is rural

I have a route that is rural 134 miles long with a a total of 1950 customers. I get paid 10 cents per paper. I do not get charged for bags or rubber bands. I get paid every week, its an amazing job and I wouldnt trade it for anything. Although it is only 1 day a week thats what keeps me from being burned out on it.

Wow, you have the PERFECT

Wow, you have the PERFECT route! How do you avoid bag charges? My route gets charged for bags and rubber bands.

I make 999999999999$$$$ a

I make 999999999999$$$$ a minute

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.