7 Part-Time Flexible Jobs For Seniors
Check out these high-paying and fun part-time job opportunities offering seniors flexibility.
It’s becoming more and more popular for seniors and retired people to seek out a part-time job. Some do it for extra spending money while others do it to boost their retirement savings. Then there’s a group who like the social aspect of working a job they enjoy.
Working For Amazon
Working for Amazon offers an array of different positions to help fulfill and deliver packages around your city. Seniors can earn good money while working at a pace they like, and can choose positions ranging from fulfillment center, sort center, or shopper positions, amongst others.
Due to the shortage of warehouse workers, wages are increasing for jobs in this industry. It was only a few years ago that the typical warehouse worker would earn between $10-12 per hour. In 2020, warehouse workers can expect to earn $15-18 per hour for their time. This is the wage that Amazon is paying its new hires and it is quickly becoming the warehouse industry standard. Some shifts can be as short as 3-4 hours long to offer seniors flexibility.
During busy times of the year like the Christmas holidays, it’s also possible to pick up a lot of overtime shifts that pay extra such as time and a half. When you are earning bonus to work overtime, it’s possible to see your hourly wage go as high as $25 per hour.
Start Driving for a Ridesharing Service
Driving for Uber or Lyft allows seniors to earn good money while working at a pace they like. Set your own schedule, take breaks whenever you feel like it and explore your local city.
These companies are always looking to get new drivers on board, so they are offering impressive bonuses to any new drivers that sign up now. Lyft guarantees a monthly payment of at least $2,500 to new drives. Uber has been guaranteeing a similar monthly payment of $2,400 for quite some time.
Expect pay to vary by which city you are based in. However, a new study shows that average hourly earnings for a Uber driver in the USA is $14.73.
Start Doing Office Work
Working in an energetic and positive office can be a very enjoyable experience. Especially for seniors who used to work in an office environment before they retired.
There are plenty of office jobs to choose from that are hiring right now. Companies are looking for friendly people who like talking to customers for receptionist positions. If you’re fast at typing and organized many companies will want to hire you to be an administrative assistant. And if you are good with numbers there is a big demand for bookkeepers and accounting assistants across the country.
Wages are determined by how much education and experience you have. A receptionist can earn between $10 to $18 per hour. An administrative assistant normally earns $18.50 to $22 per hour depending on the location.
Many employers will also allow you to work these jobs remotely. That’s right – you can earn money while working from the comfort of your own home in your pyjamas!
Get Into Real Estate
Real estate is a high paying opportunity, even if you’re only working part-time. You get to work the hours you want while meeting a lot of interesting people from your local community. If you like to be out and about this is the perfect retirement career for you.
Real estate agents get a commission on each sale or purchase they represent. This is usually six percent which they share with their broker. Agents can expect to keep roughly 40% of this commission. This means that if you sell a home for $300,000 you can expect to put $7,200 in your pocket.
The only formal education that’s required to write your real estate exam is a high school diploma or GED. Just make sure to get certified in the state that you want to work in.
Easy, affordable classes are available online to prepare you for taking the real estate exam. Choose an accredited program and then study at home before taking the test.
Local churches have a surprising number of work positions. There are paid positions for instructors, musicians, artists, groundskeepers, community organizers and babysitters.
A guidance counsellor can expect to make around $19 per hour. A groundskeeper or custodian might earn $17. Child care workers earn from $10 to $15 in the church’s day care center.
Anybody who is already involved in their local church community might want to ask about opportunities to start working part-time there.
Music Teacher or Performer
Performers and musicians earn $29/ hour on average while doing something they love. There is a lot of people who want to hire musicians at weddings, parties, and community events.
Even more lucrative is working as a private music teacher. They earn up to $37 per hour helping kids and adults develop their own musical abilities.
Become a Nurse
There is a growing demand for qualified caregivers across the USA.
RNs earn up to $37 per hour. The pay for home caregivers is $12 on average, but very little formal education is required to find one of these roles.
Heading back to work part-time can be a fun and lucrative activity for seniors. It helps support you financially in retirement while also giving you the opportunity to be social and active in the community. If any of these job opportunities interest you be sure to sure for more information.