13 part-time jobs that pay way more than minimum wage

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John Egan

John Egan

Blog author John Egan

John Egan is a writer, editor and content strategist in Austin, Texas. His work has been published by Bankrate, CreditCards.com, HuffPost, Credit Karma, LendingTree and other online outlets.

Published August 15, 2017|3 min read

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Trying to wipe out your credit card debt? Striving to ease your student loan burden? Taking a crack at putting away money to buy a home?

Whatever the case, you might have considered part-time work to earn some extra cash. These days, many part-time workers at fast-food joints are pulling in pay that’s above minimum wage; the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. There are some part-time gigs, however, that pay well beyond the minimum.

Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, along with data from FlexJobs, Knowledge Roundtable, PayScale, and Glassdoor, here are 13 high-paying jobs where you can work 34 hours a week or less.

Happy job hunting!

##1. Jazz music instructor Typical hourly pay: $51.05 to $78.75 Typical education required: Bachelor’s or master’s degree, along with professional experience teaching jazz

##2. Curriculum writer Typical hourly pay: $50 Typical education required: Master’s degree

##3. Medical or clinical lab technologist Typical hourly pay: $34.84 Typical education required: Bachelor’s degree

##4. Web developer Typical hourly pay: $34.69 Typical education required: Experience or training in web development

##5. Diagnostic medical sonographer Typical hourly pay: $31.73 Typical education required: Associate’s degree

##6. Physical therapy assistant Typical hourly pay: $26.75 Typical education required: Associate’s degree

##7. Radiology technologist Typical hourly pay: $25.65 Typical education required: Associate’s degree

##8. Test prep instructor Typical hourly pay: $21.33 to $31.52 Typical education required: Bachelor’s degree

##9. Insurance sales agent Typical hourly pay: $20.96 Typical education required: High school diploma or GED

##10. Executive assistant Typical hourly pay: $20.15 Typical education required: High school diploma or GED

##11. Tutor Typical hourly pay: $17 to $45 Typical education required: High school diploma or GED

##12. Yoga instructor Typical hourly pay: $14.65 to $50.84 Typical education required: Training

##13. Massage therapist Typical hourly pay: $11.78 to $58.37 Typical education required: Training

##Tips for finding part-time jobs

Do any of those part-time gigs sound appealing? Even if they don’t, it never hurts to keep your options open by following these tips from FlexJobs.

###Update your LinkedIn profile.

Make sure all of the information on your LinkedIn profile is accurate and updated, particularly your contact details.

“Add ‘Currently looking for part-time work’ to your profile so hiring managers scoping out LinkedIn will be sure to take notice — and reach out,” FlexJobs says.

Don’t have a LinkedIn profile? It’s time to create one.

###Visit online job boards.

Sites like FlexJobs (as well as Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder and others) list loads of part-time positions. Spend a little time searching job sites to find the right gig for you.

###Ask around.

Don’t be shy about broadcasting the fact that you’re hunting for a part-time position. You’ve got to be assertive; let everyone know you’re in the market for part-time work. A part-time job won’t automatically land in your lap.

“So put out some job-seeking feelers and talk to those closest to you first. Find out if their companies are hiring or if they know of some that are,” FlexJobs advises.

Want more advice on finding a high-paying side gig? Check out six more suggestions here.