Newspaper Carrier

Deliver and sell newspapers to subscribers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Newspaper Carriers do?

Delivers and sells newspapers to subscribers along prescribed route and collects money periodically: Purchases newspapers at wholesale price for resale to subscriber at retail rate. Walks or rides bicycle to deliver newspapers to subscribers. Keeps records of accounts. Contacts prospective subscribers along route to solicit subscriptions. May attend training sessions to learn selling techniques. If worker delivers newspapers, using automobile or truck, see NEWSPAPER-DELIVERY DRIVER.


Should I be a Newspaper Carrier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Book Canvasser, Candy Butcher, Canvasser, Carrier, News Agent, Newspaper Deliverer, Newspaper Subscription Solicitor See More

    How to become a Newspaper Carrier

    Most Newspaper Carriers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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