Jobs For 15 Year Olds

If you're a 15 year old looking for a job, we have good and bad news for you.  The good news is that there are options for you to make extra money but you aren't able to work typical jobs like everyone else unless you have a work permit.

Why?  Because you're simply too young and need to continue to focus on your schooling and child labor laws won't allow you to work for an employer. But that doesn't mean you don't have any options.

Please use the navigation below to review all of the different job ideas we could come up with for 15 year olds.

Online Jobs For 15 Year Olds

3D Modeler

With some creativity and good computer skills, you can be a teenage 3D modeler. You’ll be creating 3D models from 2D drawing and concepts for different purposes, from advertisements to TV shows. This is a great job for a 15-year-old because 3D modeling is a fairly new field but it’s one that’s growing and will always have job opportunities for those that have the ability to do it! (Learn More)

Animator

A teenage animator has the ability to bring scenes to life using a computer program. You can do either 2D or 3D animation to create short or longer videos for companies or individuals who want them. Although this used to be something that you had to go to school for years to learn, you can now become a teenage animator by simply learning how to use computer animation software online.  (Learn More)

Article Writer

If you enjoy learning about new things and are great at writing, you can make money as a teenage article writer. You will work with different clients to write articles about a wide variety of subjects that they can put on their websites. To be a teenage article writer, you’ll need to be able to research subjects then write about them in a unique and interesting way for your clients.  (Learn More)

Audio Editor

You have to have good ears to be a teenage audio editor. As such, you’ll get pieces of audio from someone who wants them to be edited. If you become a teenage audio editor, you might be asked to clean up the sound by removing background noises and adjusting the volume of different sounds, or you could be cutting out and piecing the audio back together to improve on the original recording.  (Learn More)

Author

Even though being a teenage author is a lot of work, it’s also well worth it, especially if you write a book that a lot of people like. It’s also something that you’ll be able to make money off of for the rest of your life. To be a teenage author, you’ll need to start by writing a story, then edit it until it’s perfect, self-publish it online, and start marketing your book to people!  (Learn More)

AutoCAD Drafter

A teenage autoCAD drafter takes an idea for a building that’s on paper and converts it into a digital file using a special computer program. Although this can be hard to learn at first, once you learn, you can start finding work and will be able to make a lot of money. As a teenage autoCAD drafter, you could do general work, or specialize in a certain area, like electrical or mechanical.  (Learn More)

Blogger

Being a teenage blogger is easy. All you have to do is start writing about something you’re passionate about, and you’ll soon have plenty of readers. As a teenage blogger, you’ll be responsible for coming up with ideas for posts, writing and editing your posts, and including things like pictures or videos to keep things interesting and to keep getting more readers for your blog.  (Learn More)

Creative Writer

There are many types of creative writing that you can do as a teenage creative writer. What is most important is that your short stories, poetry, and other forms of creative writing are interesting for the people that are reading them. As a teenage creative writer, you could get paid to write for other people, or you could make money publishing your own pieces online or in books.  (Learn More)

Data Entry Specialist

Being a teenage data entry specialist means you can make money transferring information from one form to another. Sometimes, you will put written information into a computer, and other times, you may need to move information from one program to another. This job is ideal for 15-year-olds because there are many opportunities to work and you can get paid more as you learn to work faster.  (Learn More)

Fashion Blogger

If you love fashion, then you should try making money as a teenage fashion blogger. This is great because there’s always something in the fashion world to talk about, whether you are making your own versions of current fashion trends or even exploring different fashions throughout history. All you need to do is create interesting and informative blog posts, and you’ll soon be making money as a teenage fashion blogger!  (Learn More)

Graphic Designer

A teenage graphic designer works with any number of clients, creating advertisements and other images that people will use for their company or for themselves. To be a teenage graphic designer, you’ll need to be creative, good at matching colors, and excellent at making someone’s vision a reality. What makes this such an amazing job for 15-year-olds is that there will always be work for good graphic designers.  (Learn More)

Illustrator

To be a teenage illustrator, you will need to be great at drawing, whether you prefer hand-drawing or digital art. This is an amazing job in which you will create unique images that will be published in some type of print media. Your illustrations could be used in children’s books, comic books, or advertisements, so if you love drawing, then get started as a teenage illustrator today.  (Learn More)

Internet Researcher

If you’re good at finding the information you’re looking for online, you can put that skill to good use as a teenage internet researcher. This job is great for any 15-year-old that has internet access and some time on their hands. To be a teenage internet researcher, you’ll need to look up information for companies or individuals that need it, whether it’s phone numbers, addresses, or product prices.  (Learn More)

Logo Designer

Whether it’s a business that wants to update their logo or someone starting a new website looking for an eye-catching design, you can get paid to help them as a teenage logo designer. There’s always work available for good logo designers that can come up with creative and unique logos for websites and businesses, so it’s a great job for teens who want to make a lot of money online.  (Learn More)

Mobile App Developer

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that there’s big money to be made as a teenage mobile app developer. It’s more work to make your own apps, but you can also make a lot more money that way if you come up with something that people really like. But, you can also get paid to make mobile apps for businesses and for other people that have an idea but lack your skills.  (Learn More)

Music Reviewer

It’s easier than you think to make money listening to music, as long as you become a teenage music reviewer. When an artist or record company wants to make sure their music is ready to be released to the public, they will send it to a website that makes it available for reviewers, who listen to the music and then give their opinion.  (Learn More)

Photographer

If you’re a 15-year-old that loves taking pictures, then you can make money as a teenage photographer. Shutterstock is a website where anyone can upload high-quality photos that are made available for anybody who wants to use them to buy. You’ll be able to make a lot more money as a teenage photographer if you take pictures of popular subjects that businesses can use in advertising.  (Learn More)

Podcaster

One of the best things about being a teenage podcaster is that you can get paid to talk about anything you want, and you don't even have to leave your bedroom. To become a teenage podcaster, you should start by choosing something to talk about that you like and that other people will want to hear. Then, you just have to start recording podcasts, editing them, uploading them, and interacting with your listeners!  (Learn More)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Being a teenage search engine optimization specialist is a hard job because the rules for search engines are always changing, but if you're willing to put in the work to get good at it, you can make a lot of money helping people get their website to the first page of Google. You will check websites to see what you can do to get them more noticed by Google.  (Learn More)

Seller on Amazon or eBay

Being a teenage seller on Amazon or eBay is a great job for 15-year-olds that either have a lot of stuff laying around that they can sell, or who's willing to look for great bargains so they can resell things for a profit. As a teenage seller on Amazon or eBay, it's important to take good pictures of what you're selling, and provide good service to buyers for a good rating.  (Learn More)

Seller on Etsy

Teens who love making things by hand can make good money as a teenage seller on Etsy. Even if you don't, you can still make money as a teenage seller on Etsy by selling craft supplies which you can order in bulk for very little money. Either way you do it, you'll need to communicate with buyers and make sure your items get shipped fast so you can get good ratings.  (Learn More)

Social Media Influencer

For 15-year-olds that love to post on social media, you can get paid to do it if you become a teenage social media influencer. You'll need to get a huge following first, and keep tweeting about things that made people follow you in the first place, but then you can get paid by companies to promote their products or by websites to tweet out links for them.  (Learn More)

Social Media Marketer

As social media becomes a more important way that companies interact with their customers, you can find work as a teenage social media marketer. As such, you will use social media to help companies get more customers, promote their products, and answer questions about their company. When working as a teenage social media marketer, you have to keep in mind that you represent the company, so make sure you do it well.  (Learn More)

Survey Taker

Any 15-year-old with an internet connection can make money as a teenage survey taker. When a company wants information about what people like and are buying, they put out surveys that you can get paid to take. What makes it even easier to work as a teenage survey taker is that most of these surveys are gathered for you at one website so you just have to login and start working.  (Learn More)

T-Shirt Designer

Whether you're good at creating unique artwork or coming up with witty sayings, you can make money as a teenage t-shirt designer by uploading your designs for people to buy. The more popular your design is, the more money you'll make. You can also upload as many designs as you want, so if you create fun characters, then you can put a whole series on t-shirts for people to buy.  (Learn More)

Textbook Seller

If you've ever had an older sibling buy a college textbook, you should be able to see why you can make good money as a teenage textbook seller. You'll first need to find cheap textbooks, whether you buy them from people you know or find them used at second hand stores or yard sales, then put them up for sale online and wait for someone to buy them!  (Learn More)

Transcriptionist

As a teenage transcriptionist, you'll make money turning audio content into written content. This may be used for creating captions or simply to have a written version of something that was recorded. While you watch a video or listen to an audio recording, you'll need to write everything that is said and may also need to include descriptions of the sounds as well as pauses in the audio.  (Learn More)

Translator

You'll need to speak at least one other language to be a teenage translator, but as long as you do, you'll be able to make good money doing it. Many companies and websites want their content to reach a greater audience, so they have articles and blog posts translated into other languages. As a teenage translator, you are responsible for making sure this content is correctly translated to another language.  (Learn More)

Tutor

As long as you’ve mastered a lower grade level, you can be a teenage tutor. You will be responsible for preparing activities to help your student understand what they are trying to learn, helping them complete their homework, and helping them study for exams. Working as a teenage tutor is not only a good way to earn money, but is also very rewarding to be able to help others learn.  (Learn More)

Video Editor

It doesn’t take much to become a teenage video editor, so if you’re a 15-year-old that has the right computer software and are good at editing videos, then you can make money doing this. You might take smaller video clips together to make a longer or more interesting video, or you could be cutting down a longer video to only include the most important parts. Either way, it’s a great way to make money.  (Learn More)

Video Game Currency Seller

If you want to use the virtual money you’ve earned in video games to make money in real life, then you should become a teenage video game currency seller. You’ll need to find a way to make a lot of money in a popular video game, then sell it. In addition to being able to sell currency in video games, you can also sell items, achievements, and even accounts, depending on the game.  (Learn More)

Video Game Designer

Any 15-year-old with a great idea for a game and the willingness to learn how to create it can become a teenage video game designer. Alternatively, you could also find work online for a gaming company and work as part of a team to create video games. To become a teenage video game designer, you will need to know how to design games and should be a creative person.  (Learn More)

Video Game Player

As a teenage video game player, you will make money by recording yourself playing video games. You can either stream them live so people can watch you as you play, or you can upload your videos for people to watch whenever they want. Either way, you’ll need to either be really good at a game or else interesting to watch so you can get plenty of subscribers and views.  (Learn More)

Video Game Tester

Being a teenage video game tester is about more than just playing a video game to see how you like it. You will need to play the game on every setting and try everything you can imagine that a player might try to check for bugs, glitches, and other problems. Then, you will need to give your report to the video game company so they can fix the game before it gets released.  (Learn More)

Virtual Assistant

For 15-year-olds that like a job that has a lot of variety, you can be a teenage virtual assistant. You will do a number of different tasks for someone that they might not have time for, such as answering emails, setting up appointments, and finding information online. This is a great job for teens because it’s fairly simple, always interesting, and if you do a good job, well-paying.  (Learn More)

Voiceover Specialist

As long as you can speak clearly, you can become a teenage voiceover specialist. This job is great for teens because it’s easy, and there are a lot of options out there depending on what type of work you want to do. You could do voices for cartoon characters, voiceovers on radio or TV commercials, or help to record audiobooks, and all from the comfort of your own home!   (Learn More)

Web Designer

If you have an eye for color and design, then you can become a teenage web designer. This job is an important part of creating a website as it lets the developer know where the images and text should go, what fonts to use, and what colors everything should be. To be a teenage web designer, you’ll need to be creative and be able to make a website look great.   (Learn More)

Web Developer

A teenage web developer takes the ideas given to them by a designer and makes the website come to life. You will need to know how to code and should be prepared to come up with creative solutions for problems, but if you’re good, then you can make good money in this field as there are many people and businesses that need help creating a great website for themselves or their company.  (Learn More)

Website Manager

Most business owners don’t have a lot of time to worry about their company’s website, which is why they will hire a teenage website manager to take care of that for them. As a teenage website manager, you will need to keep the website updated, add new information and pages, and check that the website is working properly. You may also be expected to help with marketing and optimizing the website for search engines.  (Learn More)

YouTuber

For 15-year-olds that love being in front of a camera or else creating videos for others to watch, you can make money as a teenage YouTuber. It’s not only a lot of fun, but if your channel gets popular, you can also make a lot of money this way. You’ll need to pick a theme for your channel, come up with video ideas, film the videos, edit them, and then post them online.  (Learn More)

Summer Jobs For 15 Year Olds

Artist

To get started as a teenage artist, all it takes is a drive to create and a willingness to pursue your dreams to make money by selling your artwork. This is the perfect job for 15-year-olds that are passionate about drawing or painting, and there are a variety of ways to make money as a teenage artist. You could sell commissioned artwork to family and friends, or you could go to art fairs!  (Learn More)

Babysitter

As long as you’re good with kids and responsible, you can be a teenage babysitter. This is a great job for 15-year-olds because when parents aren’t able to take care of their kids, they will pay you to take care of them. You will have to take care of kids by making sure they’re safe and getting along well. You may also need to feed them dinner and have them clean up their toys.  (Learn More)

Baker

There’s no better job for someone who loves to be in the kitchen than being a teenage baker. First, you need to perfect your baking skills. Then, spread the news about what you’re doing and you’ll start getting contracted to make everything from birthday cakes to cookies for holiday parties. You never know what you’ll get the chance to bake for someone as a teenage baker!  (Learn More)

Bike Mechanic

Just like cars, bikes need repairs and maintenance, which is why you can make money as a teenage bike mechanic. Once you know all that you need to know about fixing bikes and keeping them in good repair, then you can start advertising your business around the neighborhood, and soon, other teens and kids will start bringing their bikes to you to be repaired. Just make sure you’ve got the right tools ready!  (Learn More)

Car Detailer

Just like cars, bikes need repairs and maintenance, which is why you can make money as a teenage bike mechanic. Once you know all that you need to know about fixing bikes and keeping them in good repair, then you can start advertising your business around the neighborhood, and soon, other teens and kids will start bringing their bikes to you to be repaired. Just make sure you’ve got the right tools ready!  (Learn More)

Car Washer

A teenage car washer makes sure that everybody that brings a dirty car to them leaves with a clean car. It’s a great job for teens in the summer because it’s easy to rinse the car down, soap it up, scrub the dirt off and then rinse it off. You can also offer interior cleaning and can use a vacuum to clean out the inside of people’s cars as well.  (Learn More)

Chef

Although you might not be able to become a teenage chef just yet, you can certainly get your start by working as a line cook in a restaurant. As a line cook, you will be responsible for helping the head chef prepare dishes. You might be chopping vegetables or cooking meat. If you follow directions and learn a lot, then you’ll be on your way to becoming a teenage chef.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

As a teenage concession stand worker, you’ll make money by selling foods or other things to people at a fair, carnival, or other type of big event. You will not only be responsible for handling money, but you will also need to make sure that people get exactly what they want, and as quickly as possible. This is a great job for 15-year-olds that work well in a fast-paced environment.  (Learn More)

Dog Walker

Since all dogs need to get plenty of exercise but many people don’t have the time to devote to it, you can make good money as a teenage dog walker. What makes this a great job for teens is that it doesn’t require learning any difficult skills and all you need is the willingness to get out there and ask dog owners if they are willing to pay you to walk their dogs for them.  (Learn More)

Farm Hand

There’s never a shortage of work to be done around a farm, which is why you can make good money as a teenage farm hand. It’s a great way for a 15-year-old to spend their summer, as long as you’re willing to work hard and not afraid to get dirty. As a teenage farm hand, you’ll assist the farmer with a number of jobs around the farm, from planting crops to feeding the animals.  (Learn More)

Farm Worker

A teenage farm worker is something that knows enough about working around a farm to be given independent jobs. That means that you will often find yourself working on your own, so it’s important to be a hard worker and be able to work without supervision. As a teenage farm worker, you could find yourself fixing fences, harvesting fields, helping take care of the cows and pigs, and more!   (Learn More)

Fence Painter

If you’re looking for a good summer job where you can make some money in your neighborhood with nothing more than a paintbrush and some old clothes that you don’t mind ruining, then you should be a teenage fence painter! This job is great for any 15-year-old since it’s fairly easy and all you have to do is find people that need their fences repainted, then get to work on making them look amazing!   (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

Since this is usually the dirtiest part of someone’s house, it’s easy to see why you can make a lot of money as a teenage garage cleaner. A neighbor might need you to just do routine cleaning to keep their garage clean, or they could have you do some heavy lifting to help them go through a messy garage to get it organized and cleaned up. Either way, it’s a great way to make money!   (Learn More)

Garage Sales Assistant

Since this is usually the dirtiest part of someone’s house, it’s easy to see why you can make a lot of money as a teenage garage cleaner. A neighbor might need you to just do routine cleaning to keep their garage clean, or they could have you do some heavy lifting to help them go through a messy garage to get it organized and cleaned up. Either way, it’s a great way to make money!   (Learn More)

Gardener

You don’t have to know anything about plants to get started as a teenage gardener, but you’ll definitely do some learning along the way. You’ll have to get your hands dirty, but it can also be a lot of fun. As a teenage gardener, you’ll help neighbors with preparing the soil, planting flowers or vegetables, pulling weeds, watering the garden, and adding fertilizer as needed in their gardens.   (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

Being a teenage gift basket creator can be a lot of fun, especially for someone who is creative and likes to give people gifts. You will be responsible for coming up with ideas for themed gift baskets that other people will buy from you and then give as gifts. You could do these just for special holidays, or work year-round to make gift baskets for birthdays and other celebrations, too!   (Learn More)

Golf Caddy

To get started as a teenage golf caddy, it helps to know a little about golf, but it’s certainly not required. Golf courses often need extra help with a number of things around the course, so as long as you’re willing to work, you can get paid as a teenage golf caddy. You might work in the clubhouse helping golfers with things, or go around the course to keep it clean.  (Learn More)

House Sitter

When people go on vacation, they need someone to keep an eye on things around their house, which is when they’ll hire a teenage house sitter. This is a great job for any 15-year-old since it’s fairly simple. You might simply visit their house, or get to stay there. But either way, you’ll need to make sure you’re taking care of everything around the house, whether it’s getting the mail or watering the plants.  (Learn More)

Landscaper

There are a lot of different things you’ll do as a teenage landscaper, but your main responsibility is making sure that the property of the homeowner or business you’re working for looks great, and that all their plants are healthy. Some of the things you may do as a teenage landscaper include putting down mulch, trimming trees and bushes, raking leaves, watering garden beds, and planting flowers, trees, or bushes.  (Learn More)

Lawn Mower

To be a teenage lawn mower, you’ll just need to know how to work a mower. It helps to have your own, but sometimes the people that you work for will have one even if they don’t have the time to mow their own lawn. To be a teenage lawn mower, you’ll have to clear sticks, rocks, and other things from the yard before mowing, and then make sure you clean up after yourself.  (Learn More)

Lemonade Salesman

Being a teenage lemonade salesman is as easy as making lemonade and selling it. Of course, if you want to make more money, you’ll have to make sure you have delicious lemonade and plenty of customers. With the right recipe and location, a 15-year-old can make quite a bit of money in a short amount of time selling this cold, refreshing beverage to people on a hot summer’s day.  (Learn More)

Lifeguard

Before you can become a teenage lifeguard, you’ll need to get the right certification so that you can save somebody’s life if you need to. Once you have it, you’re ready to work at a swimming pool, beach, or even a summer camp as a teenage lifeguard will you will make sure that the rules of the pool are followed and that everybody is staying safe while they enjoy going swimming.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

As a teenage makeup artist, you’ll help change the face of actors and actresses. You might simply be adding stage makeup so the audience in the theater can see the expressions during a live show, or you might get the chance to work on the set of a movie to transform someone into a monster. For those looking for a hobby rather than a career, you can also get paid to paint kids’ faces.  (Learn More)

Mascot

Being a teenage mascot is a fun way for 15-year-olds to dress up in big, fun costumes and get people excited about something. Some teenage mascots can get paid to work at sports events where they cheer on one of the teams and encourage the audience to do the same, while others may help direct traffic for businesses by standing by the side of the road with a big sign.  (Learn More)

Model

If you’re not afraid to work hard to beat out the competition, you can become a teenage model. Once you’ve gotten in to a modeling agency, you can be hired by all kinds of companies that are looking for someone just like you to model their clothes, jewelry, or any other products. You could even end up being a model for photographers or art students. The possibilities and opportunities for teenage models are endless!  (Learn More)

Newspaper Deliverer

Being a teenage newspaper deliverer is a great job for a 15-year-old because it’s a steady job and there are almost always openings in your area. As a teenage newspaper deliverer, you’ll be responsible for making sure that the paper you’re delivering gets to people’s homes in good shape, whether you’re just delivering to paying subscribers or to everybody on a street.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

To be a teenage pet sitter, you need to be prepared to take care of somebody’s pets as though they were your own while they are on vacation, whether you go to their house or bring the animals to yours. You will then be completely responsible for the pets, which includes feeding them, giving them water, letting them outside to go to the bathroom, grooming them, and giving them lots of attention.  (Learn More)

Plant Sitter

Whether or not you like plants, it's easy for any 15-year-old to get a job as a teenage plant sitter. When someone goes on vacation, you can have them bring their plants to you, or go to their home as often as needed to take care of the plants in their home. You'll need to make sure the plants get enough water, sunlight, and fertilizer so they survive in your care.  (Learn More)

Pool Cleaner

There's nothing better than spending the summer at the pool, especially if you're making money doing is as a teenage pool cleaner. People who don't have time to take care of their own pools will hire you to not only use a net to catch the big things that fall in, but will also need you to use a special vacuum to clean the floor and sides of the pool.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

If you're looking for a job that's not physically demanding but will keep you busy year-round, then consider being a teenage shoe shiner. As such, you'll help people keep their nice leather shoes looking shiny and new. Because shoes are always getting dirty again, this is a great job for 15-year-olds because with even just a few clients, you can keep making money consistently.  (Learn More)

Water Salesman

Any 15-year-old can make money as a teenage water salesman. It’s as easy as buying a bunch of bottles of water, keeping them cold, and then selling them to thirsty people. Of course, the thirstier people you find, the more money you can make, which is why most teenage water salesmen look for big outdoor events during the summer where they can sell water to the people there.  (Learn More)

Window Washer

To start as a teenage window washer, you’ll need some clean rags and a spray bottle with window cleaner in it. This is a great way for 15-year-olds to get started washing windows around their neighborhood, but to make even more money as a teenage window washer, you’ll also need a ladder and be willing to take on second-floor windows that many people may not want to do themselves.  (Learn More)

Winter Jobs For 15 year Olds

Artist

To get started as a teenage artist, all it takes is a drive to create and a willingness to pursue your dreams to make money by selling your artwork. This is the perfect job for 15-year-olds that are passionate about drawing or painting, and there are a variety of ways to make money as a teenage artist. You could sell commissioned artwork to family and friends, or you could go to art fairs!  (Learn More)

Babysitter

As long as you’re good with kids and responsible, you can be a teenage babysitter. This is a great job for 15-year-olds because when parents aren’t able to take care of their kids, they will pay you to take care of them. You will have to take care of kids by making sure they’re safe and getting along well. You may also need to feed them dinner and have them clean up their toys.  (Learn More)

Baker

There’s no better job for someone who loves to be in the kitchen than being a teenage baker. First, you need to perfect your baking skills. Then, spread the news about what you’re doing and you’ll start getting contracted to make everything from birthday cakes to cookies for holiday parties. You never know what you’ll get the chance to bake for someone as a teenage baker!  (Learn More)

Car Snow Remover

For 15-year-olds that live in areas that get a lot of snow during the winter, you can find work as a teenage car snow remover. The best way to get started is before the first flakes hit the ground, when you can get a list of people together who will pay you to dig out their car every time it snows. Then, all you have to do is wait for a snow and start working.  (Learn More)

Chef

Although you might not be able to become a teenage chef just yet, you can certainly get your start by working as a line cook in a restaurant. As a line cook, you will be responsible for helping the head chef prepare dishes. You might be chopping vegetables or cooking meat. If you follow directions and learn a lot, then you’ll be on your way to becoming a teenage chef.  (Learn More)

Christmas Tree Remover

After Christmas, many people need to remove their real Christmas trees, which is when you can make money as a teenage Christmas tree remover. All you have to do is offer to take down people’s Christmas trees for them, and then do it. They may have you help take all the ornaments off, and you might need to chop up the tree so that it will be taken.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

As a teenage concession stand worker, you’ll make money by selling foods or other things to people at a fair, carnival, or other type of big event. You will not only be responsible for handling money, but you will also need to make sure that people get exactly what they want, and as quickly as possible. This is a great job for 15-year-olds that work well in a fast-paced environment.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

Since this is usually the dirtiest part of someone’s house, it’s easy to see why you can make a lot of money as a teenage garage cleaner. A neighbor might need you to just do routine cleaning to keep their garage clean, or they could have you do some heavy lifting to help them go through a messy garage to get it organized and cleaned up. Either way, it’s a great way to make money!   (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

Being a teenage gift basket creator can be a lot of fun, especially for someone who is creative and likes to give people gifts. You will be responsible for coming up with ideas for themed gift baskets that other people will buy from you and then give as gifts. You could do these just for special holidays, or work year-round to make gift baskets for birthdays and other celebrations, too!   (Learn More)

Gift Wrapper

As long as you’re a 15-year-old who’s good at wrapping gifts, you can make money as a teenage gift wrapper. This is a great way to make money around the holidays because of how many people have a number of gifts to wrap, but they may not have the time to do it. As a teenage gift wrapper, you’ll either work for a store that offers gift-wrapping to customers or independently from your home.   (Learn More)

Holiday Decorator

From setting up the Christmas tree to hanging outdoor lights, there’s a lot that a teenage holiday decorator might find themselves doing. This job is especially perfect for teens that are creative and love the holiday season, but anyone who is willing to help set up decorations for neighbors who aren’t able to can make money as a teenage holiday decorator, making it a great way to make extra money around the holidays.   (Learn More)

Hot Chocolate Salesman

Since there isn’t any heavy lifting that goes into being a teenage hot chocolate salesman, any teen can do it! Once you’ve got your hot chocolate ready to go, the only thing that’s left is to find a place to sell it to people. To make a lot of money as a teenage hot chocolate salesman, find some local winter festivals where there are lots of people looking for a delicious way to warm up.   (Learn More)

House Sitter

When people go on vacation, they need someone to keep an eye on things around their house, which is when they’ll hire a teenage house sitter. This is a great job for any 15-year-old since it’s fairly simple. You might simply visit their house, or get to stay there. But either way, you’ll need to make sure you’re taking care of everything around the house, whether it’s getting the mail or watering the plants.  (Learn More)

Log Splitter

For strong 15-year-olds, the winter is a great time to make a lot of extra money as a teenage log splitter, especially if you live in an area where a lot of people rely on wood to keep their homes warm. This is one of the more dangerous jobs available for teens, so be sure to take care when splitting logs that you know what you’re doing, and are using the right equipment.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

As a teenage makeup artist, you’ll help change the face of actors and actresses. You might simply be adding stage makeup so the audience in the theater can see the expressions during a live show, or you might get the chance to work on the set of a movie to transform someone into a monster. For those looking for a hobby rather than a career, you can also get paid to paint kids’ faces.  (Learn More)

Model

If you’re not afraid to work hard to beat out the competition, you can become a teenage model. Once you’ve gotten in to a modeling agency, you can be hired by all kinds of companies that are looking for someone just like you to model their clothes, jewelry, or any other products. You could even end up being a model for photographers or art students. The possibilities and opportunities for teenage models are endless!  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

To be a teenage pet sitter, you need to be prepared to take care of somebody’s pets as though they were your own while they are on vacation, whether you go to their house or bring the animals to yours. You will then be completely responsible for the pets, which includes feeding them, giving them water, letting them outside to go to the bathroom, grooming them, and giving them lots of attention.  (Learn More)

Plant Sitter

Whether or not you like plants, it's easy for any 15-year-old to get a job as a teenage plant sitter. When someone goes on vacation, you can have them bring their plants to you, or go to their home as often as needed to take care of the plants in their home. You'll need to make sure the plants get enough water, sunlight, and fertilizer so they survive in your care.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

If you're looking for a job that's not physically demanding but will keep you busy year-round, then consider being a teenage shoe shiner. As such, you'll help people keep their nice leather shoes looking shiny and new. Because shoes are always getting dirty again, this is a great job for 15-year-olds because with even just a few clients, you can keep making money consistently.  (Learn More)

Snow Shoveler

It's a good thing you only have to work as a teenage snow shoveler when it snows, since this is a job that's very physically demanding. However, if you're up for the task, you can also make a lot of money during the winter while doing it. You'll need to make sure that people's sidewalks and driveways are clear of snow and safe for people to walk on them.  (Learn More)

Soup Salesman

Making a lot of soup is just as easy as making a little, so you can make money as a teenage soup salesman if you're willing to take the extra step of selling soup once you've made it. Some teens that make money as teenage soup salesmen set up a subscription service where they deliver frozen soups to people every week while others go to winter festivals and set up a booth.  (Learn More)

Winter Clothes Creator

If you can sew, knit, or crochet, you can become a teenage winter clothes creator. You’ll be responsible for coming up with fun ideas for scarves, mittens, hats, gloves, and sweaters, and then creating them. From there, you’ll need to find people to buy them from you, which will be easy as long as you’re doing a good job of making your winter clothes both fun and functional.  (Learn More)

Jobs For 15 Year Olds Near Me

If you're simply trying to find a job at a traditional employer, the table below is a great place to start.  But before you choose the state that you live in to find jobs near you, please realize that in all states it's a requirement at age 15 to have a work permit in order to become employed.  

If you don't have a work permit, please click here to review how you can get one in your state.  If you already have a work permit, just select your state below to find jobs near your area.

Jobs For 15 Year Olds That Pay Well

​If you're trying to find the best job for 15 year olds that pays well, there are a few different directions you could choose.

Generally speaking, most of the entrepreneurial types of jobs and freelance jobs listed in the "Online Jobs" area are the highest paying.  However, these jobs are also the ones that take the longest to make a lot of money in.  

In order to be really successful in any of these types of positions, you'll need to spend quite a bit of time working really hard and you'll likely earn little income.   However, after 6-12 months of hard work, it's very possible that you'll make quite a bit of income each month.

We recommend the following jobs if you're looking to make a lot of money over time:

If you're looking to make money more quickly than that, we recommend that you look in this section to find jobs near you.  Remember, these jobs will require a work permit in order to get started.  If you have a permit and are authorized to work, most of the jobs you find here will make you some immediate money and pay pretty well for your age.

If you don't have a work permit and don't want to do any type of online job, then you'll probably have to just look for Summer and Winter jobs and try to be entrepreneurial about them.  For example, if you decide that you want to do landscaping as a 15 year old, the only way you'll make a good amount of money is if you take the job very seriously, always show up on time, work hard, and try to seek out referrals from satisfied customers.

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