While we all know it’s vitally important, teaching isn’t really one of the highest paying professions. So it’s no surprise that many of our nation’s educators want to supplement their income with summer jobs for teachers when school isn’t in session.
Check out these summertime job opportunities for educators
Exact stats aren’t readily available, but one recent study from the Texas State Teachers Association found that 49% of teachers said they worked summer jobs when school was out.
With that in mind, here are some summer job opportunities teachers may want to consider…
1. Create original lesson plans for other teachers
TeachersPayTeachers.com is a website that allows a teacher who is a content expert in one field to create lesson plans and share them with other teachers across the country for a price.
The site takes a 15% commission on all sales, but some “teacherpreneurs” earn $100,000 annually on this site from their lesson plans, according to reports!
2. Become an online tutor
Here’s another natural fit for teachers, particularly for high school educators who teach challenging material!
Websites like Chegg.com and Tutor.com allow you to do what you do best — help struggling students gain mastery of difficult subjects. You’ll virtually connect with students in need of lessons and do the teaching right from your home computer.
Pay rates start at $20+ an hour.
3. Get a work-at-home job
A variety of companies like Amazon, American Express, Hilton, Williams-Sonoma and more regularly hire for remote positions.
Requirements vary, but in general, you need a dedicated telephone and internet service, among other things. Typical pay rates vary between $9 and $15 an hour.
You can see our list of legitimate work-at-home companies here.
4. Deliver for Shipt and Instacart
You’ll get estimated hourly earnings of $11.86 – $12.15.
5. Join a focus group
Rather than offering steady work, being a focus group participant offers a little more work-life balance. Most focus groups can take up to two hours or more and tend to pay between $50 and $75 an hour. But it is possible to find hour-long focus groups.
6. Become an MTurker
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an online platform where businesses post various micro-jobs that workers can complete for a small cash reward.
For example, you may be asked to complete surveys for academic research, identify objects in a photo or video or transcribe audio recordings, among other tasks.
You can expect to earn an average of $7.30 an hour doing MTurk, according to our own research.
7. Drive for Uber or Lyft
You’ll make estimated hourly earnings of $15.68 to $17.50 an hour.
Meanwhile, read about money expert Clark Howard’s experience of driving for both services.