May 12, 2024

Question of the Day: What is the average hourly pay for teen summer jobs?

When school's out for summer, the work's not over! How much are most teens earning?

Answer: $17.07


  • How does the average hourly wage of $17.07 compare to your personal financial goals and aspirations?
  • If you were making this wage, how would you prioritize your spending and saving to make the most of this income?
  • How would this wage affect your ability to achieve specific financial milestones, like saving for college, buying a car, or investing for your future?

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Behind the numbers (ZipRecruiter):

"As of Apr 26, 2024, the average hourly pay for the Teen Summer jobs category in the United States is $17.07 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $31.25 and as low as $9.13, the majority of wages within the Teen Summer jobs category currently range between $13.70 (25th percentile) to $18.51 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Teen Summer job varies greatly (by as much as $4.81), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience."



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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