15 Summer Jobs for Teens & High School Students

Millennial kids are way more confident than baby boomers. They start planning to live on their own very early in their lives.

Instead of wasting their time for spring break and other bullshit they would like to make some extra cash.

As soon as they are done with their school they want to make money. These kids will prefer to work and earn the money rather beg from their parents.

This article is for both parents as well as their children.

15 Summer Jobs for Teens

If you are a teenager looking for a summer job or a parent who want their kids to be on their own then read following 15 summer jobs for teens & high school students.

1. Golf Course Caddy

Golf course caddy is perfect summer job for teens because it does not require the knowledge of the game and they can easily find the job.

I mentioned this at the top because the money that you make is really great. You can easily earn $75 to $150 in a day. You have to work four to five hours.

But the best part is tips. If your owner is happy then he can reward you with some extra cash.

2. Nanny or Babysitter

Babysitting is one of the most popular summer jobs in America. You can easily find a job in your own neighborhood.

However you have to take care of kids in a home who are left without their parents. You make $10 to $20 an hour depending upon the location and your employer.

Other than babyitter, you can find various other jobs like pet sitter, dog walker and plant sitter where you can make the same money or less.

You have to work around 5 to 7 hrs. and you will get paid accordingly.

3. Online Jobs for teens

Online jobs are becoming a popular summer job for American teens. There are dozens of sites that can pay you for doing kinds of tasks.

You can become a worker at mTurk (Amazon Mecanical Turk), work 1-2 hours a day and earn upto $600 per month by completing simple tasks.

You can work on PTC sites like ClixSense, Swagbucks, TrafficMonsoon etc. and earn upto $500 per month by reading simple ads.

You can even work as a Captcha solver by joining these sites & make around $200 per month by typing captchas.

There is no dearth of online job opportunities for teens. You can find more online jobs where not only teens but even other people can make money.

4. Landscaping and Gardening

Various gardening jobs especially landscaping, mowing wouldn’t be difficult to find here in America. All the equipment will be provided by the owner and you just have to trim or mow the grass.

What you make here is equal or slightly more than the minimum wage, in other words $7 to $9 an hour.

5. Retail and Food Service Jobs

Counter jobs are very easy to come by as your summer job need. Food service jobs like flipping burgers or waiter jobs are always there.

Similarly retail jobs like cashier or accountant jobs are also great for teenagers. You earn minimum wage set by the government $8 an hour.

6. Call Center and Tele Marketing

Call center jobs are also great way for teenagers to make some money in summer. Companies need new recruits for their customer support department.

You need to take calls from the callers and answer them politely. You must have good communication skills.

In the same way you can become a tele-caller & promote the products of the companies by calling the prospects.

Companies are ready to pay $10 to $15 an hour for their employees.

7. Webcomic Artist

If you have passion for drawing and painting and already know about comics then summer job as a web comic artist is good thing to consider.

You can work as an assistant and make up to $15 to $20 an hour. However for getting a job you have to stay in the loop.

8. Mobile App and Game Development

Again just like web comic artist, app development and coding is not for everyone. You have to have some background.

If you know programming and love coding then you can easily find a mobile app or game developer job online as well as offline.

You can easily earn $3000 to $5000 a month depending on whether you work part time or full time.

9. Blogging and Freelancing

This is another most popular summer jobs for teens. Blogging and freelancing is one of the most popular part time jobs for not only professionals but also amateurs.

A blog on the internet can make you enough money that you don’t have to take up any other job.

Blogging has now become a mainstream profession. There are millions of bloggers around the world who are making a living through blogging.

What you make will depend upon kind of a blogger you are. You can start with $300 per month and end with $10,000 a month.

And trust me, it’s so damn easy to start a blog.

If blogging is not your cup of tea then go for freelance writing. There are websites like Up Work or Elance where you get paid for writing articles online.

Another popular freelance site for many teenagers is Fiverr where you can get $5 for every gig you complete for a buyer.

There are dozens of things you can do on Fiverr. You just go there and see different categories and listing of other sellers to get idea about this marketplace. I am sure, you’ll find many things that you can do on Fiverr.

10. Internship

There is nothing new about internship. If you have a reference then you can become an intern with a company and earn a stipend.

The money is not really great here but experience that you gain remains with your entire life. If you are planning to go college then internship jobs are not that bad.

11. Uber Driving

Driving for Uber is a new phenomenon in America. You can turn your car into a taxi or a cab.

If you got a driving license and have a car then you can make up to $20 to $25 an hour by becoming an Uber driver.

However you have to stay in an urban area. If you don’t have car then you can drive others cab and get the commission on hourly basis.

12. Beach Lifeguard

Everyone loves spring break. Instead of being part of the fun at the beach you have to save revellers from drowning.

Life guard job isn’t easy because you have a great responsibility on your shoulders. Moreover you have to be physically and mentally fit in case you encounter an emergency.

You can apply at ShoreBeach for beach lifeguard jobs. You can easily make $10 or more an hour.

13. Tutoring

Tutoring can be done online as well as offline. You can tutor basic math, dance, acting, English or anything you know to kids in your neighborhood.

You can also teach other kids through Skype. The money that you make would depend on you.

You can easily charge $200 to $300 a month for a kid for 1 hour/day class. You can apply online on sites like Tutor.com, Chegg etc. to become a tutor.

14. Music Band

How about starting your own rock band? You need group of like minded people and start playing some good music.

Start talking to your friends in your area or your school who are interested in making money by making your own music bank.

You make money by performing at concerts and private parties.

15. Tour Guide

Millions of people come to visit America every year especially in summers. You can become a tour guide with an agency.

However you must know about the history and culture of the city or place you take tourists to. You can easily make $10 to $15 an hour.

So these were some of the best summer jobs for the teens. I am sure you will make a good money from one of the summer job mentioned above.