Readers Question: i am 13 and do not yet have a job and i am wondering how much average i will be payed an hour for a paperround
Unfortunately, there is no minimum wage legislation so it will all depend on market forces.
When I was a lad, I used to do a paper round. I got £7 for a 6 day week. The round took about 30 minutes. That was roughly £7 for 3 hours. Or £2 an hour. I hope you get a better rate.
I wonder how difficult newsagents find it to recruit paper boys? Are youngsters still willing to work for £2 an hour. If a newsagent has difficulty recruiting paperboys, perhaps you could suggest he pays you more, or at least a bonus after sticking for more than 4 weeks.
Be wary of working for an agent who takes a large cut of the price of delivering papers and subcontracts it to others (paperboys / girls exploited?)
Unfortunately, a paper boy lost a claim to get holiday pay – article