QoD: Can you name ONE of the top five highest paying summer jobs for teens?

Jun 02, 2019
Question of the Day, Career, Employment


5. Landscaper (est. $2,200/month)

4. Delivery driver (est. $2,300/month)

3. Dog walker (est. $2,500/month)

2. Golf caddy (est. $2,500/month)

1. Lifeguard (est. $2,800/month)


  • Do you have a summer job? If so, how did you get it?
  • How would you describe the local job market for teens for this summer? What are the most popular jobs for teens?  
  • What do you think are the benefits of having a summer job?
  • If you have a summer job, do you have a savings goal for the money you will earn?

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Behind the numbers (from Good Housekeeping):

There are so many benefits to getting a job while on summer vacation. Before heading back to school, your kids will get resume-building job experience, develop a strong work ethic and professional problem-solving skills, and, best of all, make a little money (which means less dipping into Mom and Dad's wallet).

Some jobs are definitely better than others. Glassdoor, an online job-searching site, has identified some of the best summer jobs for teens to do between school years, ranked according to the site's salary data.


Want to help your students find that first job? Be sure to check out all the real-world activities and resources on our Career Unit Page


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.