May 22, 2023

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: $15.73

Bar graph showing the average hourly wage for teen summer jobs is $15.73.


  • How does the average hourly wage of $15.73 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?

Here are the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Behind the numbers (ZipRecruiter):

"While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $23.32 and as low as $8.89, the majority of wages within the Teen Summer jobs category currently range between $13.22 (25th percentile) to $18.03 (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."



NGPF's Finding a Job During High School mini unit can help your students get to work this summer!


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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