Top 10 Best Paying Part-Time Jobs

Many companies look for part-time employees, whether for seasonal help during busy months, freelance and consulting support on an as-needed basis, or for routine assistance throughout the year. For jobseekers aiming to find part-time employment, the positions presented below not only pay well but offer the potential for job stability and growth down the road.


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Accountants are responsible for the preparation, upkeep, and analyses of financial records, bills, invoices, and taxes. They are in high demand around tax season, which is when organizations or individuals might hire part-time accounting support. 

In addition to the day-to-day maintenance and monitoring of financial operations, accountants must also ensure that a company's financial systems are working efficiently and within the scope of the law. They are expected to suggest different ways for clients to decrease costs and improve profits.

Computer Programmer

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A computer programmer is someone fluent in writing software. They often hold a degree in computer science, but no formal education is required. There are many online courses or local classes if you want to learn computer programming. 

Not all companies can afford to hire programmers full time, so they opt for hiring freelancers on a case-by-case basis.

Delivery Truck Driver

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Delivery truck drivers work within a limited region to transport goods between local warehouses, distribution centers, businesses, and residences. Delivery truck drivers are usually limited to trucks with cargo containing less than 26,000 pounds and they are responsible for the pick-up, transport, and drop-off of packages and smaller goods.

In order to become a delivery truck driver, you are generally required to have a high school diploma, driver's license, clean record, and sometimes a commercial driver's license. Most companies also require an on-the-job training period.

Editor / Proofreader

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There are many part-time job opportunities for people who love to read and write. 

An editor will plan, coordinate, review, and revise content for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, websites, and beyond. Editors review story ideas and determine which topics will appeal to the publication's readers. Proofreaders examine a final draft of a document, book, periodical, or any other written communication to ensure that no errors remain. Proofreaders must have a keen eye to find spelling errors, punctuation errors, typos, or incorrect use of grammar.

Graphic Designer

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Graphic designers work in programs like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to create graphics for a variety of purposes. Graphic designers create custom logos and font types, website layouts, email templates, and virtually all forms of custom advertisement.

There are designers who work full time for a single company, but freelance design has a great earning potential for those willing to find more work on the side.

Management Analyst

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Management analysts, otherwise known as management consultants, examine an organization's systems to figure out how to maximize efficiency. Taking various factors into account, including staffing and organizational structure, management analysts strive to increase profit by reducing costs and increasing revenue.

Before working on a freelance basis, it's helpful for management analysts to have prior experience working in a senior managerial or directorial role. 

Market Research Analyst

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It's up to market analysts to dissect trends in what people are buying, what they aspire to buy, and what they're willing to pay. Market analysts share what they learn with clients who hope to better understand their consumers. 

Hand Laborers

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Hand laborers transport materials without using machines. They can work in large warehouses or with individuals who are moving offices or relocating across the country. Seasonal and part-time work is almost always available during the holiday rush. Jobs can include packing and unloading goods or cleaning transportation vehicles.

Candidates must be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects and spend many hours on their feet.

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators set up and support an organization's internal networks and internet systems, working to make sure everyone is getting a good connection that allows them to work efficiently online. Network and Computer Systems Administrators are also responsible for ensuring network security.

This position generally requires a degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field.


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Copywriters produce content for a wide range of publications including websites, books, magazines, advertisements, songs, television, and movie scripts.

On a freelance basis, writers and authors may be contracted into a company for their expertise within a specific field, like marketing or technical writing.

How to Get Started Part-Time or as a Freelancer

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Interested in working part time or freelance? Here's how to get started.

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