25 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Well

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June 19, 2024 at 10:29AM UTC
Life is meant to be lived — so what's all this nose to the grindstone business? There really are a good amount of part-time jobs out there that pay enough for you to live comfortably and have some extra time to actually enjoy yourself.
That being said, a lot of these jobs do require a ton of skill and you'll need to get some study done before jumping in. It's not that you won't be working hard, it's just that you'll have more time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Here are 25 part-time jobs that often pay much more than minimum wage.

1. Tutor

Tutors can work in person or even online. Online tutors typically make less, but the job is more flexible since you can work from home. In-person tutors can charge $30 per hour or more.

2. School bus driver

School bus drivers typically work less than 20 hours per week and average more than $15 an hour.

3. Travel agent

Love booking vacations and helping others make their travel dreams come true? If so, consider working as a part-time travel agent. Most are paid on commission, but top earners can make well over $50,000 per year.

4. Server at a breakfast restaurant

At a busy breakfast restaurant, you’ll average $20 an hour in tips, plus your hourly wage of $4 an hour (or more depending on where you live). Breakfast restaurants close mid-afternoon, allowing you plenty of time to spend with family.

5. Hair stylist

Set your own hours, work in a salon or in the comfort of your own home, all while making an hourly rate of more than minimum wage (average is $10 nationwide) plus tips.

6. Secretary

Secretaries don’t just work full time in an office setting anymore. They can work from home, work part time or work as an assistant to a CEO. Pay can vary from $10 an hour to $25 an hour.

7. Mail carrier

Mail carriers work 20 hours per week, on average, and make $19 an hour or more.

8. Dental hygienist

Though you’ll need an associate’s degree, you’ll make an average of $32 an hour for this low-stress, in-demand part-time job.

9. Makeup artist

Similar to a hair stylist, you can set your own hours, work at a makeup counter or specialize in events, such as weddings or anniversary parties.

10. Private fitness instructor

You can get your Pilates or yoga license and start teaching private lessons from the comfort of your own home. You can charge $20 per hour or more, depending on your experience and what your clients are willing to pay.

11. Small-business owner

If you’re the crafty type, sell your artwork on websites such as Etsy. Salary varies depending on how many sales you make, but the more you put into your small business, the more you’ll get out of it.

12. Bank teller

Bank tellers start out around $12 an hour, on average. Other perks of the job include benefits, the option to work part time and the option to contribute to a retirement account.

13. Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists work in labs collecting blood samples from patients. A state license or certification is required, in addition to a high school diploma or GED. Average wage is $15 an hour.

14. Nanny

A nanny is a great side job for a stay-at-home mom. You can work as little as one day per week or as much as five days per week, it’s up to you. Hourly rates depend on how many kids you’re watching and their ages, but it’s always more than minimum wage.

15. Barista

Start getting your morning coffee for free by becoming a barista at your local coffee shop or Starbucks. Baristas make slightly more than minimum wage, plus tips.

16. Bartender

Bartenders work evenings, nights and weekends. Hourly wage is low but tips are high, and you’ll walk away with cash in hand after each shift, sometimes as much as $400.

17. Psychologist

Yes, you need a master’s degree or higher, but being a clinical psychologist brings in $100 per hour or more, making it one of the highest-paying part-time jobs in the U.S.

18. Freelance writer

Depending on the types of articles you write (length, subject matter, etc.) and the company you work for, you can charge up to $100 per hour. Keep in mind you must work up to this. Most freelancer writers start out making much less.

19. Freelance graphic designer

Maybe writing is not your thing but graphic design is. Freelance your work and make up to $50 an hour.

20. Interior designer

Get your creative juices flowing and work as an interior designer. Depending on your experience and types of clients, you may be able to make upward of $100 an hour.

21. Life coach

A life coach helps others out with decisions involving careers or personal life. Like psychologists, they are one of the top part-time earners with most making more than $50,000 per year.

22. Accountant

Sure, some accountants work long hours in an office, but others easily work from home and only work part time, or only work during tax season. Accounting makes for an incredibly stable job, pays well and is expected to grow faster than average.

23. Massage therapist

Massage therapists make anywhere between $11 and $58 or more an hour depending on experience and whether or not they work for themselves or in a spa or salon.

24. Speech pathologist

Speech pathologists charge $60 per hour, but even the ones who work in schools can make $40 per hour or more.

25. Physical therapist

You'll need a degree, but therapists can specialize in injuries, sports medicine or children’s development. On average, physical therapists make $60 an hour and work part time.
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