The 15 best side jobs for professionals to boost your income

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Despite a low unemployment rate and strong labor market, US workers often turn to side jobs for additional income, according to a Monday FlexJobs blog post. One-third of Americans said they need side jobs to supplement their income from a full time job, and nearly half of millennials turn to the gig economy for extra cash.

SEE: The gig economy: An insider’s guide (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

To help employees find the most beneficial side jobs, FlexJobs created a list of the 15 most common side jobs, with compensation data from PayScale.

Here are the best, most flexible side jobs for working Americans, according to FlexJobs:

  1. Customer Service Representative: $14/hr
  2. Editor: $20/hr
  3. ESL Teacher: $20/hr
  4. Graphic Designer: $17/hr
  5. Interpreter: $20/hr
  6. Management Consultant: $60/hr
  7. Medical Coder: $18/hr
  8. Photographer: $16/hr
  9. Proofreader: $18/hr
  10. Sales Representative: $15/hr
  11. Social Media Manager: $16/hr
  12. Transcriber: $15/hr
  13. Tutor : $18/hr
  14. Virtual Assistant: $16/hr
  15. Writer: $20/hr

For more, check out How the gig economy will change in 2019 on TechRepublic.

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