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Highest Paying Summer Jobs?

dancebabe9008dancebabe9008 Posts: 451Registered User Member
What are some of the highest paying summer jobs that you know of? How much do you think I would make if I worked from late May to the end of August.
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  • MomOf3StarsMomOf3Stars Posts: 817Registered User Member
    My D applied for an internship w/ the federal government. It pays almost as much as I make (believe me not much) but a lot for a student. My friend's son did the same job last year and we were all shocked at how much he made. I think there is a website, do a search on student government jobs.
  • blindkiteblindkite Posts: 302Registered User Member
    Get a job as a waitress at an expensive restaurant. You could make over $100 a night.
  • dancebabe9008dancebabe9008 Posts: 451Registered User Member
    Great. I'll look into those! Any others?
  • MomOf3StarsMomOf3Stars Posts: 817Registered User Member
    IDK what your feelings on this are but Nanny/babysitting for the summer is very profitable and usually can be under the table.

    From your screenname I take it you dance? Do you have an affiliation w/ a studio? You could teach or run a summer dance camp. Rent studio space and charge a fee, you can even get some of your dance friends involved. You can charge a weekly fee and have different themes, like Disney or Barbie.
  • walt99walt99 Posts: 701Registered User Member
    A great part-time/summer job is through the post office. My mom's a supervisor of a branch and is trying to get me to apply for the summer. Starting pay is $15/hour.
  • DancingFeet17DancingFeet17 Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    I second waitressing. If you're willing to work HARD for your money, it's ridiculous how much you can earn in a few hours!
  • csleslie51csleslie51 Posts: 1,172Registered User Senior Member
    S worked for the National Park service. Made over $10K his first summer and $8K+ his second (he upgraded from a tent to a cabin and had to pay "rent") but he had additional skills that made him a more valuable employee. Still, the setting was gorgeous and he was with a lot of like minded employees.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Posts: 35,861Registered User Senior Member
    Waitressing is very hard- and IMO you need to have experience.
    My kids have worked as camp counselors, it doesn't pay alot, but room and board is covered and you can get a great summer experience.
    However- if it is dollars that you are most concerned with- web design pays well & you can sit down. ;)

    Also tutoring- either for tests or for classes- you could charge $20+ an hour
  • blondie625blondie625 Posts: 547Registered User Member
    If you're a talented/persuasive speaker and need a significant amount of money, try telemarketing. Even if you're not that good of a speaker, you can still make a decent sum of money. My brother did it last year over the summer and netted 5000+ within like 2 months.
  • dancebabe9008dancebabe9008 Posts: 451Registered User Member
  • AY8888AY8888 Posts: 592User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    Investment banking pays the BEST! Family friend went through 8 weeks internship and got paid 21K Base+6K bonus. Cannot beat that I think. But the hours are LONG!
  • chronicfuture12chronicfuture12 Posts: 1,538- Senior Member
    I worked as a Waiter last summer, and, while the pay is good, it takes a lot of work, and be quite annoying.

    I will be working as a camp counselor this summer.
  • fightingdreamerfightingdreamer Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    Very helpful thread here. I'm trying to start making money to save for a gap year. walt99, what does working for the postal service entail?
  • sognatricesognatrice Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    I hear, if you're willing to travel, that you can make a tidy sum working on an Alaskan fishing boat.
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 50,621Registered User Senior Member
    Lifeguarding. Pay is good and there's a shortage in many areas. You can pick up extra money teaching private swimming lessons.
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