Is newspaper delivery a good job?


Quick Answer

Working as a newspaper deliveryperson is not lucrative. In 2012, half of all couriers earned less than $12.23 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Newspaper couriers specifically had a median wage of $11.48 an hour.

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As of 2012, the trend for newspaper delivery jobs is to pay the worker by route, at a rate that ranges from $400 to $500 a month, according to Chron. The job is very intensive as well. Newspaper couriers face strict deadlines to deliver all of their papers on time before 6 a.m. during the weekdays and 7 a.m. during the weekends.

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