Highest Paying Part Time Jobs (that you can start NOW!)

by on November 28, 2012

We all know the highest-paying jobs out there are for those with extraordinary business sense, a home business that exploded in popularity or a degree from medical school. For the rest of us, our options may seem limited in the current economy. If your current job isn’t paying the bills, or worse, you just lost your job and can’t find another easy job offering a 40 hour workweek, a part time job may be just the answer. Fortunately, there are part-time jobs available that don’t require little or no certification and still pay well. Here are a few that you can start NOW:

Sales Associate

In retail businesses, sales associates most often work after 5pm and weekends, and schedules are flexible, making it a perfect job for supplementing regular income. Hourly wage varies based on company and location but often includes merchandise discounts and rewards for higher sales. Many companies also hire temporary help during the holiday season.

Tipped Jobs

Again, pay will vary with many factors, but with the right people-skills you really can earn significant income as a bartender or waitstaff.

Night Shift

Most companies pay a hefty bonus to those willing to take the night shift. Big retailers like Wal-mart and Target hire many to unload trucks, stock shelves and other prep tasks during the night hours. Medical facilities and offices also need cleaners and maintenance workers, and hotels need desk clerks for the night. If cranky customers make you cringe, this kind of job would work for you.


Full-time or part-time, the best pay for receptionists is in medical offices due to the responsibilities of handling patient records and insurance information.

Medical Transcriptionist

Most health care facilities will train workers on the job to transcribe recordings dictated by doctors into medical reports and other administrative material.


Cruise ships need workers just like landlocked hotels, restaurants and swimming pools. The take-home pay is lower, but you don’t pay for food or housing. If you’ve always wanted to travel but could never afford it, the experience is an intangible benefit.


high paying jobs you can start todayIf you have any skill that others want to learn, you can be a tutor. If you play a musical instrument, speak a foreign language, sing, dance, garden or any other hobby, you can make money while setting your own schedule. If you can work with kids you’ll have plenty of business teaching basic math, reading and science.

A part-time job that works for you personally and financially is out there. You just have to start looking in less conventional places. These job descriptions are samples of a much wider job market, so if you haven’t found the right one yet, consider this a jumping-off point into a pool of opportunities you didn’t know existed.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Cat February 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

hmmm cruise ship jobs! I\’ll take anything that sounds like a crazy adventure. Just read your other post about jobs that pay a lot and I\’m hooked to your blog already!


Thomas Grieg June 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Another job that you can get is a deckhand on a super yacht. You need qualifications to be promoted, however you can get a good job today.
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Prateek Pandey June 4, 2014 at 5:14 am

Tutoring is one of the best jobs , because you start learning many new thing while teaching others. Your blog is awesome keep writing great posts.Thanks


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