Wages for Paper Rounds

Readers Question: I’m a paper girl and I get £5.50 a week, 7 days a week, 2 rounds a day. Am I the only one that thinks this is a joke?

From: Wages of Paper Boys

It sounds a very bad deal. Maybe you could tell your employer you’ve joined a trade union for paper boys / girls and then demand a minimum wage of £2.00 an hour. If you do 7 hours a week, you should be getting £14 a week.

The minimum wage for 16 and 17 year olds is £3.53 min wage 16-17

Also, it might be worth thinking of alternative jobs. Hand washing cars could be quite lucrative. Some people are willing to pay £6 to have their car hand washed and polished. You could offer to do it for £4. Then all you need to do is wash 2 cars a week and you will get more than a 7 time a week paper round.

29 Responses to Wages for Paper Rounds

  1. Paige February 17, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I am 13 in june and need some extra cash but is it really worth doing a job that has rubbish pay?

  2. Heather March 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi i have been offered a paper round job and was wondering how much would i get payed for working 7 days a week, mornings, 1 round only? and does my wage depend on how many papers i deliver ?? Thanks for any answers. :)

  3. Olly April 9, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I do a paper round 6 days a week, mon-sat, every day i walk about 3 miles to do it and i post around 25 papers, i get £17 i dont know if that is an okay price

  4. Fran May 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I really want a paper round because I would like to work for some extra money. Is it a good idea??

  5. molly July 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    i do a round on a sunday morning, it takes me an hour, get up at 7:10 and have a trolley with 23 papers, i get £5.00 i think this is dead good- doesnt waste week time either :)

    • Cammy February 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      I have to get up at 6:45 I do 25 papers and I only get £4.50..and I fractured my shoulder so it’s extremely soar

  6. Katie Clucas November 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I think it is a good idea because u can earn money to go towards shopping trips and stuff with ur friends! I may become a paper girl myself!Make sure you get about £4 for 2-3 streets depending on how long they r

  7. tyler May 3, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    if children want the money they would be botherd to do it £14 a week thats a fair deal but it depends on if you WANT IT! I WOULD!

  8. ollic January 18, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    hi! im 15 and do 100 papers once a week for FOUR POUNDS??!?!??!?!?!?? this cannot be fair nor legal i demand a raise! AND HOW THE FEK DID YOU GET £115 TIPS?????????? WHERE DO YOU LIVE????????????