The weather outside is definitely starting to heat up and that only means one thing. Summertime in Texas will soon be here. Students from all over will be looking for those coveted jobs to pad their wallets with some summer cash. After all, what's summer vacation without at least one excursion with friends? You've got to have those funds.

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Have no fear. The pros at Well Kept Wallet have several summer job ideas that are great for teens. Whether it's your first job or you're an experienced employee, many of these are low-key yet pay well on average. Before you default to the fast food joints this summer, check out below. Who knows? Maybe you're a tycoon in the making.


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There may not be much action in housekeeping but if you're looking to work a certain time throughout the day, this may be the right job for you. The average pay for a housekeeper is between $12 and $13 per hour.

Retail Customer Service Associate

Working at your favorite store sounds like a pretty cool job and imagine the discounts. This is possible by being a retail customer service associate. The average pay for these positions is between $13 and $14 per hour.

Movie Theatre Manager

If you play your cards right you can strike right when summer managers are needed. I had this as a summer job and loved it. All the movies and popcorn you can stand all while making that cash. Theatre managers make an average pay between $14 and $15 per hour.

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If you love small children, this could be your dream summer job. There's flexibility to where you can watch kiddos during the day or in the evening as the parents enjoy a night away. The average income for a babysitter is between $18 and $19 an hour.

Golf Caddy

Check out the area courses and see if they might be hiring golf caddies. If you love working in the outdoors, this is it. The pay is pretty good and the tips you receive aren't bad either. The average income for a golf caddy is between $18 and $19 an hour.


To me, this one is pure gravy. Most house-sitting jobs entail just occupying the house to where it doesn't look empty. You may need to gather some mail and packages. Scoring a job like this during the summer is a bonus. The average income for a housesitter is between $34 and $36 per hour.

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Are you a wiz in a certain subject? Consider tutoring. You can turn your knowledge into cold hard cash. Just get your name out there by posting some flyers at school or church. The average income of a tutor is between $21 and $22 per hour.


There are plenty of good landscaping companies in the area. Many of them are looking for some good summertime help. The work may be a little dirty but if you love working outdoors, this may be the job for you. The average income of a gardener is between $20 and $21 per hour.

Summer Intern

While it's true that most internships are non-paid, there are some out there if you do some looking. It's a great way to earn cash while picking up some on-the-job experience. The average income of an intern is between $15 and $16 per hour.

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Pet Sitting

Go with where your talents are. If you love animals, this job just might be the one. Whether it's just dog walking or having a full-blown pet daycare, explore the possibilities. The average income of a pet sitter is between $10 and $11 per hour.

The summertime is filled with a bunch of activities. Vacations, trips, family reunions, and get-togethers, the list goes on and on. Things can get expensive quickly. That's why is a great idea to have a summer gig already lined up. Hopefully, the above is a good start. Be prepared with that extra summer cash.

Having a good job makes all the difference. Thanks to the pandemic in recent years, remote jobs are more popular than ever. Take a look below for plenty of remote opportunities that can pay well.

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