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25 high-paying part-time jobs that leave you with time to spare

Newlywed, new mom and first-time home buyer, Sarah is currently playing out her exciting life in Phoenix, Arizona. She recently gave up her job in finance to stay at home with her baby girl, who between bath time and feeding time, keeps ...

These part-time jobs all come with full-time pay

There are plenty of us who fall into that "other" career category. You know the one. We may not have the time or flexibility to put in a full 40 hours a week, but we'd still like to work at a job we love (that pays well) to nudge us forward on our career path.

It’s hard to get by on minimum wage, especially if you’re only able to work part time. It's important to maximize your time and get paid as much as you can in as little amount of time as possible. Here, we’re sharing 25 part-time jobs that often pay more than minimum wage. Some require degrees but not all!

1. Tutor

Tutors can work in person or even online. Online tutors typically make less, but the job is more flexible since you can work from home. In-person tutors can charge $30 per hour or more.

2. School bus driver

School bus drivers typically work less than 20 hours per week and average more than $15 an hour.

3. Travel agent

Love booking vacations and helping others make their travel dreams come true? If so, consider working as a part-time travel agent. Most are paid on commission, but top earners can make well over $50,000 per year.

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4. Server at a breakfast restaurant

At a busy breakfast restaurant, you’ll average $20 an hour in tips, plus your hourly wage of $4 an hour (or more depending on where you live). Breakfast restaurants close mid-afternoon, allowing you plenty of time to spend with family.

5. Hair stylist

Set your own hours, work in a salon or in the comfort of your own home, all while making an hourly rate of more than minimum wage (average is $10 nationwide) plus tips.

6. Secretary

Secretaries don’t just work full time in an office setting anymore. They can work from home, work part time or work as an assistant to a CEO. Pay can vary from $10 an hour to $25 an hour.

7. Mail carrier

Mail carriers work 20 hours per week, on average, and make $19 an hour or more.

8. Dental hygienist

Though you’ll need an associate’s degree, you’ll make an average of $32 an hour for this low-stress, in-demand part-time job.

9. Makeup artist

Similar to a hair stylist, you can set your own hours, work at a makeup counter or specialize in events, such as weddings or anniversary parties.

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10. Private fitness instructor

You can get your Pilates or yoga license and start teaching private lessons from the comfort of your own home. You can charge $20 per hour or more, depending on your experience and what your clients are willing to pay.

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