If you are a teenager who is eager to work and earn money without being paid poorly, pay attention to our article about 10 jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers.
I started working when I was just 16 years old. I remember my first job being in my older sister’s shop. She was more than willing to hire me and give me the opportunity to earn my own money. Honestly, that was not typical for most of my friends at the time. They usually depended on their parents’ money, and that made me even more proud of myself since I could afford many things. I could save a lot of money and then spend it on excursions, field trips, books, clothes, and any other things that were necessary. Of course, my parents did not stop supporting me financially, but I made the thing much easier for them. I was lucky to have my sister as a business owner, but to be honest, getting the first job as a teenager is not easy. You lack experience and employers are immediately full of doubts whether you will work properly, hardly and whether you will fulfill your obligations on time. We also dealt with that issue, so we provided the article on 10 Easiest First-Time Jobs to Get for Teenagers.
Generally speaking, it is not hard to think about numerous jobs that teenagers may do, together with attending their classes. On the other side, people who employ teens usually follow the logic that they do not need to pay them much, being the reason why sometimes teenagers work full time without getting paid properly. In that manner, it is not strange that most of them simply decide not to work in order to avoid being exploited. I tried to find some jobs that pay above average and more than minimum wage, and I managed. In order to make the list for these jobs, the websites such as Hire Teen and The Balance were of a huge help. I also included some online jobs, since they are becoming more and more popular nowadays. It was important to make the difference between those jobs that can be done by a 12-year-old and those jobs that a person being 18 may do since they usually differ a lot.
The final classification was made according to the hourly wage, and that’s how I ended up making a list of 10 jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers.
10. Online Surveys
$1 – $15
Doing online surveys will not take much of your time, and if you do it continuously, you may start from earning $1 per a survey, to eventually receiving up to $15. Web sites such as Toluna, My Survey, VIP Voices and many more offer such jobs to teenagers. There are also some incentives and bonuses, so check it out.
$7, 5 – $14
I singled out Uhaul platform for our list of jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers, since I know how useful it may be, especially for teenagers who need to earn money, without skipping their classes or working hard and tiring jobs. They offer the position of a Customer Service Representative to teens who are 16 and older, and you only need to have a quality USB headset and fast Internet.
8. Pet Sitting
$7 – $12
If you are an animal lover, you will definitely not regard this as a job, but rather as having fun and earning money at the same time. Give online ads or print them and put them in your neighborhood, letting people know that you are willing to take care of their pets.
7. Newspaper Delivery
$10 – $12
If you have a bike and you know how to use it, this is one of the most interesting jobs to have. However, the bad side is actually that you need to get up quite early, but you will finish everything in an hour or two. This leaves you the whole day free, so you may arrange other obligations, or maybe fulfill some surveys and earn additional money.
6. Grocery Store Worker
This is a very typical job for teenagers, and probably you have several grocery shops nearby, so go there and ask them whether they need someone to work part-time. From my experience, they always do, so you probably won’t be rejected, and it pays well, being the reason why it’s on our list of 10 jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers.
$10 – $15
Usually, social events cannot function properly without a photographer, so if you have a digital camera, or if you know someone who has it, make a deal and become a social events photographer. This is a fun job, and it can also bring you decent money.
4. Washing Cars/Trucks
$10 – $20
People who drive need to take care of their vehicle, so why wouldn’t you do it instead of them. You just need to let them know that you are interested in this, so you may charge $10 for small cars and $20 for family cars or trucks. Believe me, this is a very easy job, and the money you get eventually is great. And now, let’s see the top two on our list of jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers.
$15 – $20
Even though you are a teenager, people may regard you as a responsible and hard working person, especially people who live next to you and know you. In that manner, they would rather hire you as a babysitter, so ask them to give you the opportunity to take care of their baby next time they need help.
2. Private Tutoring
$15 to $20
If you are good at English, Math, Chemistry or any other school subjects, you may offer your tutoring services to younger children from your school or neighborhood. Additionally, if you play any musical instruments, this can also be very interesting, so let people know that you would like to teach them to play.
1. Landscaping and Yard Work
$20 – $30
This may be a little bit demanding, but it is one of the highest paying jobs that you may do without the previous experience. The best thing is the fact that you may do it together with a friend, and you probably won’t need to go outside your neighborhood. These facts brought this job in the first place of our list of 10 jobs that pay more than minimum wage for teenagers.