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10 Great Summer Jobs for Teens

Looking for a job this summer? Consider these popular options, designed specifically for teens, like you, looking to make some cash and build career skills early.

  1. Camp Counselor – build leadership skills and enjoy the great outdoors
  2. Golf Caddy – build networking skills, get a good workout, and expect to earn anywhere between $50 and $100 for about four hours of work before tip
  3. Retail Sales – ideal for those with strong sociable skills and who like to work with a team, can pay anywhere in the range of $11 to $13 an hour depending upon the duties involved, and most offer a great employee discount
  4. Food Service – learn team skills and expect high earnings since food service jobs usually come with an hourly wage of about $9 or $10 per hour
  5. Internships – don’t expect a big paycheck as most internships are free, but get real industry experience that will look good on your resume and prove to be priceless
  6. Life Guard – develop decision-making skills and confidence while earning somewhere between $9 and $10 per hour, plus enjoy pool time
  7. Nanny – learn patience and conflict-resolving skills while getting paid reasonably well, generally in the range of $10 to $15 dollars hourly, ideal for those considering a job in the education field
  8. Housekeeping – earn $10 an hour while developing organizational skills, plus prove to your parents how responsible you can be even if your room is a constant mess
  9. Landscaping – this job is often in high demand, and you get cold, hard cash while spending your summer outside
  10. Tutoring – keep your brain active and strengthen current skills during your off time while earning about $15 an hour

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