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Distribution salary is based on product payment. Each area’s payment is dependable on that area’s household count and the amount of products in delivery. There might be delivery dates from four to nine per month, depending on the area and month. Regular salary for a distribution worker is 50-300€ per month. If you deliver more or larger areas, you have a chance to earn more.

Collective agreement

There is a normal binding collective agreement in effect in separate delivery’s industry. Current valid normal binding collective agreement has been signed between Suoramainonnan ja Kaupunkilehtien Erillisjakelun Yhdistys ry (Association for the separate delivery of direct mail and city magazines) and Suomen Mainosjakajien Etujärjestö ry (Interest group for finnish advert deliverers). They follow similar collective agreement in separate delivery’s industry in Sweden made by Almega and Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet. In Finland similar collective bargain history was represented by collective agreement between Viestintäalan Ammattiliitto ry and Oulu-Suorajakelu Oy.

Examples of distribution areas

Distribution areas vary by their sizes and household amounts. Regular distribution area in buit-up area is about a block or few in size, which has 200-300 households to deliver in average.

One deliverer handles usually one or two distribution areas, some of the deliverers have multiple.

The following examples introduces two small areas which are suitable for younger deliverers, time that it takes to deliver them and the compensation, which is paid for the work.

Example 1: Distribution area 04_19858 (Vuosaari, Helsinki)

Area has 107 distributable households and the distribution company has evaluated the difficulty of the area to the easiest class.

Area consists of one tower building, which has 25 floors and 107 households.

Salary:

pcs Salary
1. 107 paper 2,89 €
2. 107 advertisement 0,48 €
3. 107 advertisement 0,48 €
4. 107 advertisement 0,48 €
Salary 4,33 €
working time (collection, sorting & delivery) 35,6 min
Calculated hourly wage 7,29 €

Monthly salary depends on the amount of adverts and papers in delivery, also from the amount of delivery dates.

On quiet times there might be only few products in delivery, but some times there might be even over ten different products. Some of the distribution areas have only one delivery date per week, some of the areas have two.

According to the example of the area the monthly salary varies from 35 to 50 euros, when there’s two delivery dates per week.

 

Example 2: Distribution area 04_19304 (Itäkeskus, Helsinki)

Area has 65 distributable households. The distribution company has evaluated the difficulty of the area to the easiest class.

The delivery has been timed using SportsTracker application on 6.4.2011.

Distribution area has only apartment buildings, which at the time of counting and timing the area, has around 10 mail boxes located outside, so you don’t need to deliver in staircases to the doors.

Salary:

pcs Salary
1. 65 citypaper 1,30 €
2. 65 advertisement 0,36 €
3. 65 advertisement 0,36 €
Salary 2,02 €
working time (collection, sorting & delivery) 13,7 min
Calculated hourly wage 8,86 €

Monthly salary depends on the amount of adverts and papers in delivery, also from the amount of delivery dates.

On quiet times there might be only few products in delivery, but some times there might be even over ten different products. Some of the distribution areas have only one delivery date per week, some of the areas have two.

According to the example of the area the monthly salary varies from 15 to 25 euros, when there’s two delivery dates per week.

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