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15 Highest Paying Part Time Jobs for High School Students

What are the 15 highest paying part time jobs for high school students? Being a teenager is never as easy as many parents make it sound, especially when you’re trying to balance school, work, and friends, and at the same time try to earn some extra cash.

If you’re a high schooler, and you’re going to give up some precious hours of studying and/or going out with your friends for the sake of work, the compensation better be worth it. This is why we’ve compiled the most popular, most suitable jobs for high school students and picked out 15 with the ones that have the best salaries.

15 Highest Paying Part Time Jobs for High School Students


For this list, we have taken suggestions from Chron, Money Crashers, and from our own archives at Insider Monkey, with our article The 5 Highest Paying Summer Jobs for Teens. The hourly compensation figures we’ve indicated here are rough estimates and may vary according to city or state.

Read on to find out which jobs you’re better off spending your time with!

15. Car Wash Services

Usual Rate: $5 to $10 per car

 This is something you can do after school, on weekends, and maybe even every day in the warmer months. How much you can take home will depend on how many cars you can work on every ‘shift’. You can do this on your own – by going through each of your neighbors – or get employed at your local car wash.

15 Highest Paying Part Time Jobs for High School Students