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Highest-paying student jobs

FeornFeorn Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
edited September 2006 in College Life
What are the highest paying jobs that a college student can get?
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Replies to: Highest-paying student jobs

  • wannabazn88wannabazn88 Registered User Posts: 438 Member
    I just got one tutoring little kids for $12.75 an hour. It's the highest paying work-study job for undergraduates at my school...I think
  • digitalelfdigitalelf Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    What do you tutor?

    A clerk with a hs diploma can make that or more (up to 15, 16/hr).
  • FeornFeorn Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Yeah, all campus jpbs seem to be low-paying. Are there any non-slave-wage jobs that a hs graduate can get? (other than modeling or programming))
  • mikcoumikcou Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    if youre actually in college, its hard because most business jobs are working while you would be in class... Private tutoring is usually pretty good if you can find clients. Many times you can charge 20 -25 an hour...
  • 311Griff311Griff Registered User Posts: 1,586 Senior Member
    My friend worked as an extremely part-time (12 hours/week) software QA analyst while in college, but he started the job in HS and had 3 years experience doing it... he made $25/hour... when he finished school it jumped to $30/hour, full time... so he's doing pretty good now.
  • EconMajor08EconMajor08 Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    our highest paying job is a resident assistant, which pays us the cost of a room on campus. I've found you can get better money babysitting if there is a rich neighborhood around campus, or doing contract work off campus, though being an RA has a little more prestige than babysitting (at least theoretically)
  • peachykweenpeachykween Registered User Posts: 589 Member
    if you play an instrument moderately well you can give lessons, I gave lessons and got 20 bucks an hour even in high school. also playing at a church pays pretty well, I got around 40 bucks an hour for that one :)
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,599 Senior Member
    Waiter or bartender at a nice place. Can easily make $30-$50/hour and flex schedule.
  • firewalkerfirewalker - Posts: 2,409 Senior Member
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Registered User Posts: 5,366 Senior Member
    Intern at Goldman Sachs....sure you'll be stuck making coffee for surly investment bankers, but you sure as hell get paid a lot.
  • EsamisaEsamisa Registered User Posts: 2,181 Senior Member
    Well i have a job that pays 8 which is ok with me, i guess. i don't really do much of anything so. XD haha i used to have a tutoring job that used to pay me 27-40 dollars. (that was in South korea though.. My cousin works 6 days a week and he makes around 7000 dollars a month? He's not even using his college degree though haha (business)) 40 dollar for an hour and half was pretty sweet.... but my student was pretty smart so i'm thinking "why do u even need a tutor?" He lived in the US for like a year and he wrote better essays than I did. geez.
  • steeveesteevee Registered User Posts: 828 Member
    Wow what the hell those are all good-paying jobs. Don't those jobs pay above the national (your national, not mine) average?
  • EsamisaEsamisa Registered User Posts: 2,181 Senior Member
    probably. it's probably even above US national average so (but i only worked like an hour and half a day) Korean people are crazy about education (that includes english education) so they pay well for tutoring jobs... Good knowing a 2nd language, huh?
  • choking_victimchoking_victim Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    Kind of dissapointed no one has mentioned drug dealing.
  • chipsahuychipsahuy Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    sell adderall, you'll definately bank
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