Despite a healthy economy and strong labor market, many U.S. workers still rely on side jobs for additional income outside of their primary career. To highlight the variety of side jobs available to professionals, we’ve identified 15 common flexible side jobs that can be used to supplement the income made from a full- or part-time job.
A side gig or side hustle—once known as moonlighting—is a job that allows workers to earn extra cash while working flexible hours that accommodates a full-time job or daily responsibilities.
Below are 15 common side jobs. Each link will bring you to current job listings for that specific type of job. The job listings all offer part-time hours, are either employee or freelance jobs, and may offer remote work options. We’ve also included the average hourly rate for each job based on U.S. national salary data from the compensation data platform PayScale.
Third-party services and individual companies hire customer service representatives to assist customers in using their products and services, adding or reducing services, solving issues, and more. U.S. national average hourly rate: $14
People with outstanding language skills in two or more languages will find a variety of work in interpretation. For people with other specialized knowledge, like a medical or scientific background, specialized interpreting jobs exist. U.S. national average hourly rate: $20
Health insurance companies and medical providers hire medical coders to ensure accurate and fast coding of patient visits, procedures, and related information to assist with medical billing. U.S. national average hourly rate: $18
Bringing an eye for details, proofreaders help educational publications, news outlets, book publishers, online media, and many other content producers spot errors and produce high-quality content. U.S. national average hourly rate: $18
Tutors are hired to help clients learn subjects like math, science, and languages, or to prepare for specific standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GMAT, LSAT, and others. U.S. national average hourly rate: $18
Writers are hired to create content for everything from company websites and online media outlets to print publications and more. U.S. national average hourly rate: $20
Millennials, mid-career professionals, and older workers can all benefit from incorporating a “side hustle” into their work life. Some tips on how to land a side gig include understanding one’s transferable professional skills, honing in one’s skills and passions, and networking.