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 thoughts on “Wages for Paper Rounds

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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

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

  4. 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 🙂

    1. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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????????????


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