If you’re looking for a summer job, the chances are you want to make as much money as possible before the calendar switches over to the fall. The question is, which positions can help you attain that goal? Here’s a list of three possibilities that will earn you plenty of cash to stash away while still allowing for a decent amount of pocket money to liven up your days off.
What’s your favorite subject in school? Would you be interested in sharing some of your knowledge with a younger student who might be struggling with the basics? If so, you might want to look into tutoring. Depending on your age, level of expertise and the subject you choose, you could earn $25 to $30 per hour. Math and science tutors can expect to earn more than English tutors, so if those subjects are your forte, start putting out the word with friends and neighbors that you’re available to lend a helping hand to their kids during the summer. You’ll be doing them a valuable service while lining your pockets at the same time.
Are you looking for something that requires a little more brawn? You might be surprised to learn that jobs in construction are a viable option for older teen workers. While construction is considered very dangerous, the pay is generally higher because of that. As long as basic safety practices are learned early on and carefully observed, you can hone valuable skills that are sure to serve you well later in life with a job in construction. Note that if you’re under the age of 16, federal law prohibits you from doing any physical construction work, but you can still apply to work in the office or for sales-related tasks.
Golf caddies get to enjoy the outdoors and socializing all at the same time, making this gig a perfect fit for energetic, outgoing teens. While the baseline pay isn’t all that impressive, hovering around $10-$15 per hour, you can earn a lot more than that in tips if you are professional and efficient. This may not be the best fit if you’re not a golfer yourself, but if you enjoy the sport, give caddying a try.
The prospect of spending your summer at work can be a bummer at first. Still, when you’re counting your money at the end of August, you’ll be glad you took this first small step into adulthood.
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