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

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

Answer: 

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)

Questions:

  • 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.

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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.