9 Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

Chances are you have a retirement savings gap — most Americans have saved less than $25,000.

Maybe you want to add a part-time gig to your day job to bring in extra income to help you close that gap — or to pay down debt.

Perhaps you need a part-time job to complement another part-time job to make ends meet, as more than 1 million Americans currently do, Bloomberg Business recently reported:

The share of the employed population working multiple part-time jobs for full-time hours has been rising for 11 of the past 12 years, reaching 0.78 percent in 2014, a record in two decades of data.

Fortunately, well-paying part-time work does exist. For example, CBS News has compiled the following list, calling these jobs “some of the most lucrative part-time jobs that also offer flexible hours.”

The website notes that earnings vary significantly based on experience, geographic location, demand and other factors.


  • Pay: $10 to $75/hour
  • Requirements: Training ($250-$600), ServSafe certification ($40), uniform and bar kit (about $50 together)

Office professional

  • Pay: $20 to $30/hour
  • Requirements: Experience (varies depending on the position)

Rideshare driver

  • Pay: $15 to $30/hour
  • Requirements: reliable vehicle, smartphone, passing a background check

Special events worker

  • Pay: $12 to $15/hour (up to $20/hour for onsite managers)
  • Requirements: Vary

Baby sitter

  • Pay: $13 to $18/hour
  • Requirements: CPR and first-aid training, passing background check and drug test

Web designer

  • Pay: $20 to $150/hour
  • Requirements: Web design skills

Dog walker

  • Pay: $15 to $75/hour
  • Requirements: Love of dogs, possibly licensing and/or bonding, insurance


  • Pay: $15 to $200/hour
  • Requirements: Ability to tutor children or adults in specific subjects

Business consulting

  • Pay: $150 to $300/hour
  • What you need: Master of business administration from a top-tier business school and/or specialized expertise

For more options, check out “The 10 Best Part-Time (or Temp) Jobs.”

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