Jobs For 16 Year Olds

If you're a 16 year old looking for a job, you've come to the right place.  This page has over 125+ job ideas and opportunities that will inspire you to find something that you'll be interested in while making some extra money.  We've spent countless hours researching opportunities so that every 16 year old who visits this page will be able to find something that they'll enjoy.

Please use the navigation below to review all of the different job ideas we could come up with for 16 year olds.

Jobs For 16 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.  Once you choose your state, you'll be brought to a page that lists all of the employers that are willing to hire in your area.  From there, you can filter by category to find something that suits your interests.

Online Jobs For 16 Year Olds

3D Modeler

Being a teenage 3D modeler is a great job for 16-year-olds because it is well-paying and has a good future outlook as many people need this type of work done. As a teenage 3D modeler, you will need to take a 2D image on a computer and make it into 3D. This 3D model may be used to help create a physical object or could be used for video animation projects. (Learn More)

Animator

If you like the idea of making drawings come to life, consider being a teenage animator. You can work with both 2D and 3D images to animate them. This is a fun and rewarding job for teens, though it’s also hard work and you have to first learn how to use one of the animation software programs that are available. Once you start animating, you could work on commercials, TV shows, or even movies!  (Learn More)

Article Writer

An article is an interesting but informative piece of writing that you can get paid to write as a teenage article writer. There are tons of article-writing jobs available online so as long as you’re a great writer and able to work quickly, you can make a lot of money doing this. It can also be a lot of fun learning about new subjects as you have to research them to write about them.  (Learn More)

Audio Editor

All you need to get started as a teenage audio editor is an internet connection and some audio editing software, which you can usually find free online. You will also need to know how to clean up audio files by removing background noise, or be able to easily cut and paste an audio file to fit the needs of your clients. Once you get set up, it’s time to start making money!  (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

There so many opportunities for a teenage autoCAD drafter that you’ll always be able to find work once you get the skills needed to do this job. As a teenage autoCAD drafter, you’ll take the plans for something and create a 3D digital form of it. You could make plans of objects, but this skill is most often used in architecture and interior design.  (Learn More)

Blogger

To be a teenage blogger, you’ll get the chance to get paid to write about something that you like, which could be anything from celebrity gossip to your favorite computer games. What’s important is that you pick a topic and then stick with it. Once you start putting out high-quality blog posts with plenty of pictures and good information, you can potentially start making a lot of money through advertisements, and corporate sponsorships.  (Learn More)

Creative Writer

If you love coming up with creative pieces of writing like poems, short stories, or even funny blog posts, why not become a teenage creative writer? It takes a lot of work to write something, edit it, then get it published, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Plus, you have the option of getting it published yourself, or selling your writing work to someone else that wants it.  (Learn More)

Data Entry Specialist

There are so many companies that need people to enter data into programs for them that you can make a lot of money as a teenage data entry specialist. In this job, you will be taking information that is either on paper or in one type of computer program and transferring it to digital form or another computer program. This is done for several reasons and is a great job for 16-year-olds.  (Learn More)

Fashion Blogger

Teens that love writing about fashion can make a lot of money as a teenage fashion blogger. You’ll need to create your blog first with a catchy name that people will remember, then start making amazing posts that will have people coming back for more. Once you build up a big audience, you can start raking in money from advertisements and soon will have companies offering you money to talk about their fashion products.  (Learn More)

Graphic Designer

16-year-olds that have an eye for creating dynamic images can make money as a teenage graphic designer. You could create anything from ads to signs or even help with graphics for websites. Whatever you do, there’s no shortage of work available to a teenage graphic designer that is willing to work hard and is great at what they do, making it a great job for teens.  (Learn More)

Illustrator

To be a teenage illustrator, you will need to be great at drawing, whether it’s on paper or digital art. Then, you’ll have to follow the directions of your client and could find yourself doing any number of illustrations, from children’s books to website graphics, and so much more. If you’re good, you can make a lot of money working online as a teenage illustrator.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

Teens with an eye for design can make money as a teenage interior designer. You will help people plan out and create their dream space, whether they’re simply redecorating their bedroom or building a new house. You will need to come up with creative ideas and be able to match colors, fabrics, and patterns that flow well together and make for a beautiful interior space.  (Learn More)

Internet Researcher

A 16-year-old that wants to become a teenage internet researcher will need to be prepared to work hard to find information online. Many times, an individual or a company will need to get a lot of information from the internet such as addresses or phone numbers, but they don’t have time to collect it themselves so they will hire you as a teenage internet researcher to get it for them.  (Learn More)

Logo Designer

Every company and website needs an awesome logo to represent them, so a great way for a 16-year-old to make money from home is by becoming a teenage logo designer. As such, you will need to find clients to work for online, then follow their suggestions and directions to create the perfect logo that will represent them. As long as you’re good at what you do, you will keep getting work.  (Learn More)

Mobile App Developer

There are two main ways that you can make money as a teenage mobile app developer. You could make your own apps to make available for people where you can either charge for the download of the app or get money from placing ads in your app. Or, you can make mobile apps for other people who could pay you several hundred dollars for making them the app they want.  (Learn More)

Music Reviewer

For 16-year-olds that love to listen to music, you can get paid to do just that as a teenage music reviewer. Of course, after you listen to the music you’ll also have to give an honest review before you can get paid, but this is a great way for teens to make money online. Basically, you just have to sign up for a website and start reviewing music for artists and record labels.  (Learn More)

Photographer

If you’re a 16-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

16-year-olds that like talking can make money as a teenage podcaster. First, you’ll need to decide what type of podcast you want to make, whether you choose to share fascinating facts about a topic, create a show with different characters, or interview interesting people. Then, start producing your podcast and keep building your audience. Before long, companies will start sponsoring your episodes.  (Learn More)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Being a teenage search engine optimization specialist requires a lot of careful research and work, but since every business wants their website at the top of the first page of Google, you can also make a lot of money doing this. You’ll need to learn about how search engines work, and then use methods like keywords, metatags, and link sharing to help a website get to where it’s easily found on Google.  (Learn More)

Seller on Amazon or eBay

It’s so easy to make money as a teenage seller on Amazon or eBay that it’s surprising that more 16-year-olds don’t do this. You will be responsible for finding things to sell, whether it’s around your own house or you buy things for a very good price. Then, you have to take good pictures of everything, list them, and send them to the person that bought them as quickly as possible.  (Learn More)

Seller on Etsy

Working as a teenage seller on Etsy means getting something to sell and then selling it. Although most of the things that are sold on Etsy are handmade items, you can also sell supplies to create handmade goods which means you don’t have to be great at making things to be able to make money on Etsy. You can order craft supplies in bulk online, then list them to sell to others.  (Learn More)

Social Media Influencer

Getting paid to post things on social media as a teenage social media influencer may be job for you. Although you’ll first need to have a good social media following, once you have that, companies and websites will pay you to post about their products and share links to their website. You’ll also need to keep your followers happy with your normal posts, but can easily make extra money this way.  (Learn More)

Social Media Marketer

Social media is one of the main areas that businesses are using to promote themselves, which is why you can make money as a teenage social media marketer. Once you find a company or two to work for, you will manage their social media accounts, create posts that will draw attention to them and that people will want to share, and communicate with customers as a representative of the company.  (Learn More)

Survey Taker

Companies will pay you to answer simple questions about you and your family’s spending habits and other activities, which makes it easy to make money as a teenage survey taker. You’ll log onto a website where the surveys are available, answer the questions honestly, and then get paid. It’s a great job for 16-year-olds who have some extra time and internet access.  (Learn More)

T-Shirt Designer

You have to be creative to be a t-shirt designer, but not necessarily an artist since you can combine pictures you’ve found online into your own unique design. The more unique and popular your designs are, the more money you will make as a t-shirt designer, and it’s easy to get started. All you have to do is sign up for an account and then start uploading designs to sell.  (Learn More)

Textbook Seller

Many teens may not realize just how much money there is to be made as a teenage textbook seller. First, you will need to get your hands on some cheap or free textbooks. Then, list them online and wait for someone to buy them. Once they’re sold, get them sent out as quickly as possible to make sure that your seller rating remains high so you can keep making sales.  (Learn More)

Transcriptionist

Being a teenage transcriptionist is one of the best jobs for 16-year-olds because there’s always a lot of work available, and how much money you make will depend completely on how fast you’re able to work, which means you can get paid a lot of money in a short amount of time once you get really good. A teenage transcriptionist is responsible for writing out everything that is said in a recording.  (Learn More)

Translator

If you speak more than one language, there are plenty of opportunities for you to work as a teenage translator. You might be able to do work translating web pages, books, or other pieces of written information for people that need something translated from English to another language, or from another language to English. Either way, you will need to have a good understanding of both languages to translate documents well.  (Learn More)

Tutor

Being a teenage tutor is not only a great way to make money, but it’s also a great way to help kids younger than you do well in school. As a teenage tutor, you will be responsible for helping your student with homework, explaining concepts in a way that they understand, and helping them study for upcoming exams. You may work in just one subject area or across several.  (Learn More)

U-Haul Sales Agent

One of the most well-paying jobs a 16-year-old can get is as a teenage Uhaul reservation sales agent. As such, you’ll be responsible for taking phone calls for people who want more information about Uhaul services, who need to reserve a truck, or who are having problems with their reservation. It will be up to you to provide good customer service by helping customers with whatever they need.  (Learn More)

Video Editor

All you need to get started as a teenage video editor is a decent video editing software program that you can use to do projects for your clients. You will then be responsible for taking the footage they give you and changing it to be how they want it, whether they need clips cut together in a creative new way, background music or special effects added, or a long video trimmed down.  (Learn More)

Video Game Currency Seller

If you’re like most gamers, you reach a point in a game where you have more in-game money than you know what to do with, and if you’re smart, you’ll turn it into real money as a teenage video game currency seller. All you have to do is gather game currency, rare or special items, or achievements that you can then sell to other users. You can even sell game accounts for money.  (Learn More)

Video Game Designer

Becoming an independent teenage video game designer where you put in all the work of creating a game yourself is certainly one way to go, but you can also make money designing video games by getting hired by a game design company. Either way, it helps to be creative and have a good understanding of what goes into a great game, as well as some coding experience.  (Learn More)

Video Game Player

For 16-year-olds that have heard their parents tell them they can’t make money playing video games one too many times, you can prove them wrong by doing just that as a teenage video game player. Those who make the most money by uploading videos of themselves playing or streaming their playing sessions live are the ones who are really great at a game or who are funny and interesting to watch.  (Learn More)

Video Game Tester

When a gaming company is getting close to releasing a new game, they will hire you as a teenage video game tester to make sure that it’s perfect before it goes on shelves. This is an important job for checking every aspect of the game in every level to check for glitches, bugs, and other problems that either makes the game unplayable, more difficult, or could ruin the reputation of the game company.  (Learn More)

Virtual Assistant

A teenage virtual assistant works for an individual or a company, doing a number of little tasks that their client simply doesn’t have time for. As a teenage virtual assistant, you may be responsible for creating documents, doing data entry work, making phone calls to customers, answering or sorting emails, or setting up appointments. Basically, every day will be different and you’ll do whatever the person you’re working for needs you to do.  (Learn More)

Voiceover Specialist

Whether or not your voice is unique, you can still make money as a teenage voiceover specialist, since you never know what type of voice someone might need. There are a huge variety of types of work that you could be doing, from radio or TV commercials to cartoons and movies, or audio books! Whatever you do, you will need to be able to provide your clients with exactly what they’re listening for.   (Learn More)

Web Designer

The best part about being a teenage web designer is that you don’t have to have any coding skills. You simply have to be creative about planning out what a website is going to look like and what everything on the site needs to do. As a teenage web designer, it’s important to keep your client’s goals in mind as well as the type of audience they’re trying to attract.   (Learn More)

Web Developer

A teenage web developer is the one that takes a website design and makes it do exactly what it’s supposed to, whether it’s proper placement of ads or links leading to what they say they lead to. You will need to know how to code, but once you learn it, then you will be able to make a lot of money as a teenage web developer since these jobs are in high demand.  (Learn More)

Website Manager

16-year-olds with a strong sense of what makes a good website and good organizational skills can make money as a teenage website manager. As such, you will take care of the website for a company or organization. You will be responsible for keeping the website updated with new information, finding problems that need to be fixed, and coming up with ideas for improving the website to make it even better.  (Learn More)

YouTuber

Becoming a teenage YouTuber is even more simple than you might think. Making money as a teenage YouTuber will take some time and hard work, but if you’re willing to work at it, you can make money doing this. You will be responsible for coming up with creative ideas for your videos, filming and editing your videos, and then posting them to YouTube.  (Learn More)

Summer Jobs For 16 Year Olds

Artist

To be a teenage artist, all you really need to do is create art, then sell it. You could create paintings, drawings, sculptures, or anything you love and are good at. As far as finding a place to sell your art, there are plenty of craft fairs and art festivals you can attend any time of the year, or consider offering to do commissioned works for friends and family members.  (Learn More)

Assistant Hair Dresser

You have to be 18 to be able to get licensed to actually cut hair, but that doesn’t stop you from working at a hair salon as an assistant hair dresser. This is a great job for 16-year-olds who are looking for a way to get started in the beauty industry. As a teenage assistant hair dresser, you will do whatever is needed, which could include helping to mix hair dyes.   (Learn More)

Babysitter

If you know people with kids, then it’s easy to get started as a teenage babysitter. You will be responsible for watching somebody’s kids while they are not able to, which means making sure the kids are safe, happy, and taken care of. Babysitting can be hard work depending on how many kids you are watching and their personalities, but it can also be a fun way to make money.  (Learn More)

Baker

16-year-olds that love to bake can make a lot of money as a teenage baker. People who are having parties or other special events that need a large number of sweet treats will hire you to make them. To be a teenage baker, you’ll need to be able to bake well and have different tools and equipment that are used for decorating everything from cakes, cookies, and pies.  (Learn More)

Bike Mechanic

If you have the skills necessary to maintain and fix bikes, then you can become a teenage bike mechanic. When someone brings you a broken bike, you’ll first have to figure out exactly what’s wrong with it, then get the tools or parts needed to fix it before you’re finally able to fix it. As a teenage bike mechanic, you can also perform routine maintenance to keep bikes in good running order.  (Learn More)

Camp Counselor

Whether you are a teenage camp counselor at a sleep-away camp all summer long or a day camp that only happens in the afternoons, this is a very rewarding job that also comes with a lot of responsibilities. You will be responsible for the kids in your cabin or group, lead or assist with various camp activities, and may even help plan the schedule for the camp.  (Learn More)

Car Detailer

If you’re a 16-year-old with an eye for detail, then you can make money as a teenage car detailer. This job requires you to very carefully clean the outside and inside of a car so that it looks as clean as the day it rolled out of the factory. This can be a great job for teens because people pay good money to keep their cars looking amazing.  (Learn More)

Car Washer

Whether you set yourself up at your own house or find an even better location, you can make money as a teenage car washer. Many people don’t have time to wash their own cars, so they’ll pay you to do it for them. This is a great job for 16-year-olds because it doesn’t require a lot of materials or training, so you can get started as soon as you want.  (Learn More)

Chef

Although it’s nearly impossible to get a job as a teenage chef without experience as a line cook, you can certainly begin working in a restaurant and gaining experience as soon as you turn 16. As a line cook, you’ll do whatever the head chef needs, which usually means preparing part of the meal. Then when you have enough experience working as a line cook, you can become a teenage chef.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

Being a teenage concession stand worker can be a fun job, especially if you like being in a busy, fast-paced environment. You can find work as a teenage concession stand worker at fairs, carnivals, and other events where you will be responsible for taking orders, accepting money and giving change, and handing people their food. Sometimes you will also be responsible for helping with the cooking while working at the concession stand.  (Learn More)

Construction Worker

As long as you’re willing to work hard, you can get work as a teenage construction worker. This is a dangerous job, so you will need to make sure you are staying safe while working, but it’s also one that pays well, making it a great option for 16-year-olds that want to make a lot of money. You don’t need experience to start working as a teenage construction worker, but it does help. (Learn More)

Dog Walker

Being a teenage dog walker is a great opportunity for teens to make some extra money. As a teenage dog walker, you will need to get some clients, then commit to taking their dogs for a walk as often as they want. You might also be expected to play with their dogs and make sure their dogs are in good physical health when you get back from your walks.  (Learn More)

Farm Hand

If you love working hard outside and want to learn all that you can about farming, then you should become a teenage farm hand. As a teenage farm hand, you will work directly with the farmer to help with the many jobs that need to be done around the farm. You could be helping with the crops, animals, or maintaining the property, so make sure you show up ready to work hard.  (Learn More)

Farm Worker

A teenage farm worker should already know the basics of working on a farm, so they can take more responsibility for what the farmer needs to have taken care of. This is a great job for 16-year-olds that have farming experience and can be given tasks such as fixing structures, checking on animals, or going out into the field without the farmer needing to constantly check on them.   (Learn More)

Fence Painter

People love having their fences looking great, but if they don’t have time to paint it themselves, they’ll hire you as a teenage fence painter to do it for them. This is a great summer job for teens as you can work outside, and it’s easy to get started. All you need is a paint brush and a willingness to do the work, and you can soon be making money as a teenage fence painter.   (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

16-year-olds that aren’t afraid of dust and spiders can make money as a teenage garage cleaner. In this job, you will be helping people keep their garages cleaned out. You might get hired for the weekend to completely clean out their garage, or you might get ongoing work taking care of basic sweeping and cobweb removing. Either way, it’s an easy way for teens to make money in their neighborhood.   (Learn More)

Garage Sales Assistant

Anyone that’s ever helped with a garage sale before knows that there are a lot of different things that go into having a garage sale, which is why you can make money as a garage sale assistant. People will hire you to help them get the many jobs done that it takes to have a successful sale, and you could find yourself getting paid for the weekend or taking home a percentage of the sales.   (Learn More)

Gardener

If you want to be a teenage gardener, you can’t be afraid to get dirty because you’ll be helping people with various tasks in their garden. You may help plant seeds or flowers, take care of weeds, fertilize and lay down mulch as needed, keep the plants watered, and help harvest vegetables when they’re ready. Being a teenage gardener is certainly hard work, but it can also be very rewarding to watch things grow.   (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

For creative 16-year-olds who are looking for a fun and interesting way to make money, there’s the job of a teenage gift basket creator. You will need to come up with ideas for making a gift basket, buy all the items for it, and present it in a creative way so that people will want to buy it to give as a gift. It’s a great job for making money all year long!   (Learn More)

Golf Caddy

Even if you don’t know anything about golf, you can still get hired to work as a teenage golf caddy. You will be responsible for a number of things around the golf course, including checking on the grounds to make sure they’re in good shape, helping repair golf carts, and working in the club house either selling golf supplies to people or setting up tee times for golfers.  (Learn More)

Horse Riding Instructor

As long as you have previous experience riding horses, you can make money as a teenage horse riding instructor. You could give riding lessons on your own horse, with your student’s horse, or work at a barn where you are able to borrow horses to give lessons. However you work it out, all you really need to get started as a teenage horse riding instructor is a horse and a student.  (Learn More)

House Sitter

When people go on vacation, they will hire you to watch their house if you decide to make money as a teenage house sitter. For this job, you will just have to check in on someone’s house or stay there while they are gone, collect their mail, and take care of any plants or animals they may have, making it great for 16-year-olds who are looking for an easy way to make money.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

Teens with an eye for design can make money as a teenage interior designer. You will help people plan out and create their dream space, whether they’re simply redecorating their bedroom or building a new house. You will need to come up with creative ideas and be able to match colors, fabrics, and patterns that flow well together and make for a beautiful interior space.  (Learn More)

Landscaper

There are a number of jobs that you will do as a teenage landscaper, but the most important thing is to make sure the landscaping of the home or business you’re working on looks great. As a teenage landscaper, you might help plant flowers or bushes, remove old mulch and lay new mulch, trim trees and bushes, and keep the grass cut and free from sticks, leaves, and other debris.  (Learn More)

Lawn Mower

A simple job for any 16-year-old to start making money with is as a teenage lawn mower. Although it’s usually best to be able to use your own lawnmower or your parents’, you can sometimes work for people that have one but aren’t able to use it themselves. Either way, you’ll be making sure that lawns are kept short and look nice for your neighbors or family members.  (Learn More)

Lemonade Salesman

It’s easier than you think to make money as a teenage lemonade salesman, and there’s no reason why you have to stick to your front yard. Once you have your delicious lemonade mixed up and plenty of ice and cups, you can find a big outdoor event like a fair or festival to start selling to the hot, thirsty people that are there who will be eager for a cold, refreshing drink.  (Learn More)

Lifeguard

Once you get the right certifications so you can save a life if you need to, you can start applying for jobs as a teenage lifeguard. There are many pools, beaches, clubs, and summer camps that will hire you to work for the summer. Your responsibilities as a teenage lifeguard include making sure people are safe and following the rules, and saving people’s lives if necessary.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

When it comes to being a teenage makeup artist, the direction you take this job to make money is completely up to you as there are many options that will depend on whether or not you want to make a career out of doing makeup. You could do this as a hobby for kids’ birthday parties, or try to jumpstart your career by doing makeup for stage productions or movie sets.  (Learn More)

Mascot

You don’t necessarily have to be outgoing to be a teenage mascot, but it generally helps, especially if you are hired by a sports team to get the fans excited about the event. But, you may also be able to work as a teenage mascot for a business, standing on the side of the road with a sign to direct people in. Either way, you’ll need to wear a costume and be animated.  (Learn More)

Model

Getting started as a teenage model is as simple as getting signed by an agency and then getting selected to work for various companies that need pictures, videos, or live models to promote their products. However, it isn’t always easy since there’s a lot of competition, but if you are willing to work hard on learning what it takes to be a teenage model, then you can make a lot of money this way.  (Learn More)

Music Teacher

If you’ve already mastered an instrument, then why not get paid to work with it as a teenage music teacher. You’ll first need to plan your lessons and find a place to hold your classes, then start looking for students. Depending on your abilities, you can teach beginners or even more advanced students which keeps things interesting and fun if you decide to work as a teenage music teacher.  (Learn More)

National Park Worker

There are so many things that need to be done around a national park that you will never be bored if you choose to work as a teenage national park worker. You will be responsible for doing whatever the park rangers need you to do, which could include checking and clearing trails, teaching visitors about the park and wildlife there, and taking care of sick or injured animals.  (Learn More)

Newspaper Deliverer

This may be one of the easiest ongoing jobs that a 16-year-old can get, but it’s not always easy to work as a teenage newspaper deliverer. You will likely have to get up early in the morning to get the papers from the warehouse, then take them and make sure each one gets to the houses that have paid for it. Other delivery jobs will have you deliver smaller papers to every house.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

As a teenage pet sitter, you will be completely responsible for someone else’s pets while they are away on vacation. Depending on the type and number of animals, you may be expected to visit their home once or twice a day to care for them, or could even bring the animals to your own home. Either way, you’ll need to make sure you give them the same level of care that their owner would.

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Plant Sitter

Being a teenage plant sitter may sound easy since plants don’t do much, but if the person you’re plant-sitting for has a number of plants that all have different watering requirements, it could be a bit tricky. However, it’s still a great way for 16-year-olds to make some extra money when someone goes on vacation and needs someone to keep an eye on their plants while they’re gone.  (Learn More)

Pool Cleaner

In the summertime, being a teenage pool cleaner is a great way to make money since there are a lot of people that have pools but don’t have the time to clean them. As a teenage pool cleaner, you will be responsible for checking the chemical balances of the pools, getting the big stuff out of the water with a net, and using a special pool vacuum to clean the bottom of the pool.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

For an easy job that doesn’t take much time or money to get started with, consider being a teenage shoe shiner. Depending on how quickly you can work, you can make quite a bit of money helping people keep their nice shoes looking nice and shiny. If you do a good job, then you’ll have people coming back every week or even more often to pay you for your services.  (Learn More)

Sports Trainer

No matter what sport you choose, you can make money as a teenage sports trainer. Once you have your lessons planned and get your students, you will be responsible for teaching them the rules of the sport, all the techniques that they need to know, and helping them improve on those techniques. This job can be a lot of work, but is also a lot of fun.  (Learn More)

Swimming Instructor

As long as you know how to swim, you can become a teenage swimming instructor. Even if you only know the basics, you can still make money in the summer doing this by teaching beginners how to swim. If you do know more advanced swimming strokes and techniques, then you can teach an even wider range of classes as a teenage swimming instructor.  (Learn More)

Theme Park Attendant

There are many jobs available for teens at fun and exciting places, like that of a teenage theme park attendant. You might be responsible for selling tickets to visitors, exchanging tickets for prizes, selling food or other items in a booth, or managing the rides. Whatever you do, you want to make sure you stay focused on doing your job right and not worry about all the excitement around you.  (Learn More)

Water Salesman

For 16-year-olds that want to make easy money in the summer, you can become a teenage water salesman. All you need to do is get some water bottles, keep them cold, and find a big event where there are a lot of thirsty people to sell to. At a big enough event, you can easily make a lot of money in just one day as a teenage water salesman.  (Learn More)

Window Washer

You can’t be afraid of heights if you decide to become a teenage window washer since you may find yourself on ladder cleaning second-story windows at someone’s home or even hanging off the side of a skyscraper if you are able to get work with a company that washes windows for businesses. Either way, you will need to make sure every window you clean is streak-free when you’re done with it!  (Learn More)

Youth Sports Referee

In order to be a teenage youth sports referee, you need to know the rules of the sport you’re refereeing very well, and you need to be able to be completely objective and not afraid of conflict. However, as long as you have the skills to work as a referee, you can usually find a lot of work in your neighborhood, especially if you have connections with leagues or coaches from that sport.  (Learn More)

Zoo Assistant

Although these jobs can be hard to get because there are many people who want them, getting work as a teenage zoo assistant is an amazing opportunity for teens to be able to get paid to work up close and personal with a number of different types of animals. You will work closely with the other zookeepers and could do anything from preparing meals for the animals to talking to visitors.  (Learn More)

Winter Jobs For 16 year Olds

Artist

To be a teenage artist, all you really need to do is create art, then sell it. You could create paintings, drawings, sculptures, or anything you love and are good at. As far as finding a place to sell your art, there are plenty of craft fairs and art festivals you can attend any time of the year, or consider offering to do commissioned works for friends and family members.  (Learn More)

Assistant Hair Dresser

You have to be 18 to be able to get licensed to actually cut hair, but that doesn’t stop you from working at a hair salon as an assistant hair dresser. This is a great job for 16-year-olds who are looking for a way to get started in the beauty industry. As a teenage assistant hair dresser, you will do whatever is needed, which could include helping to mix hair dyes.   (Learn More)

Babysitter

If you know people with kids, then it’s easy to get started as a teenage babysitter. You will be responsible for watching somebody’s kids while they are not able to, which means making sure the kids are safe, happy, and taken care of. Babysitting can be hard work depending on how many kids you are watching and their personalities, but it can also be a fun way to make money.  (Learn More)

Baker

16-year-olds that love to bake can make a lot of money as a teenage baker. People who are having parties or other special events that need a large number of sweet treats will hire you to make them. To be a teenage baker, you’ll need to be able to bake well and have different tools and equipment that are used for decorating everything from cakes, cookies, and pies.  (Learn More)

Camp Counselor

Whether you are a teenage camp counselor at a sleep-away camp all summer long or a day camp that only happens in the afternoons, this is a very rewarding job that also comes with a lot of responsibilities. You will be responsible for the kids in your cabin or group, lead or assist with various camp activities, and may even help plan the schedule for the camp.  (Learn More)

Car Snow Remover

In the winter, you can make money as a teenage car snow remover and also help people get to work on time. The best way to do this is to set up a subscription service in your neighborhood at the beginning of winter. Then, every time it snows, you know exactly which cars you need to dig out and uncover to get paid as a teenage car snow remover.  (Learn More)

Chef

Although it’s nearly impossible to get a job as a teenage chef without experience as a line cook, you can certainly begin working in a restaurant and gaining experience as soon as you turn 16. As a line cook, you’ll do whatever the head chef needs, which usually means preparing part of the meal. Then when you have enough experience working as a line cook, you can become a teenage chef.  (Learn More)

Christmas Tree Remover

After Christmas is over, there’s plenty of work for a teenage Christmas tree remover. All you need to do is offer your services to people, then go and help them move their Christmas tree from their home to the curb. Depending on your area, you might also be required to cut the tree into pieces for it to be removed by the garbage men, so be prepared to do that as well.  (Learn More)

Concession Stand Worker

Being a teenage concession stand worker can be a fun job, especially if you like being in a busy, fast-paced environment. You can find work as a teenage concession stand worker at fairs, carnivals, and other events where you will be responsible for taking orders, accepting money and giving change, and handing people their food. Sometimes you will also be responsible for helping with the cooking while working at the concession stand.  (Learn More)

Garage Cleaner

16-year-olds that aren’t afraid of dust and spiders can make money as a teenage garage cleaner. In this job, you will be helping people keep their garages cleaned out. You might get hired for the weekend to completely clean out their garage, or you might get ongoing work taking care of basic sweeping and cobweb removing. Either way, it’s an easy way for teens to make money in their neighborhood.   (Learn More)

Gift Basket Creator

For creative 16-year-olds who are looking for a fun and interesting way to make money, there’s the job of a teenage gift basket creator. You will need to come up with ideas for making a gift basket, buy all the items for it, and present it in a creative way so that people will want to buy it to give as a gift. It’s a great job for making money all year long!   (Learn More)

Gift Wrapper

If you’ve ever been told you’re great at wrapping gifts, why not get paid to do so as a teenage gift wrapper? There are many stores that hire gift wrappers around the holidays where you will be responsible for helping choose wrapping paper, carefully wrapping the gift, then adding extras like bows and ribbons to make it beautiful for the person getting it. You could also do this right from home!   (Learn More)

Holiday Decorator

A teenage holiday decorator gets paid to decorate other people’s houses for the holidays. It’s not only a great way to make money around the holidays, but it’s also a great way to spread holiday cheer. As a teenage holiday decorator, you could be responsible for setting up and decorating Christmas trees, hanging stockings, putting up Christmas lights, and setting up outdoor Christmas decorations for people in your neighborhood.   (Learn More)

Hot Chocolate Salesman

On a cold winter’s day, few things are better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate, which is why you can make money as a teenage hot chocolate salesman if you are willing to put in the work it takes. You will have to make delicious hot chocolate, then find people to sell it to, whether you go door-to-door, or – better yet – a winter festival where there will be a lot of cold people.   (Learn More)

House Sitter

When people go on vacation, they will hire you to watch their house if you decide to make money as a teenage house sitter. For this job, you will just have to check in on someone’s house or stay there while they are gone, collect their mail, and take care of any plants or animals they may have, making it great for 16-year-olds who are looking for an easy way to make money.  (Learn More)

Interior Designer Assistant

Teens with an eye for design can make money as a teenage interior designer. You will help people plan out and create their dream space, whether they’re simply redecorating their bedroom or building a new house. You will need to come up with creative ideas and be able to match colors, fabrics, and patterns that flow well together and make for a beautiful interior space.  (Learn More)

Log Splitter

In the fall and winter, you can make good money as a teenage log splitter. Whether you find your own wood to split and then sell to people or help people that have their own wood to cut it into smaller pieces that fit inside their fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, you need to be strong, hard-working, and aware of the dangers that can come with working with an axe.  (Learn More)

Makeup Artist

When it comes to being a teenage makeup artist, the direction you take this job to make money is completely up to you as there are many options that will depend on whether or not you want to make a career out of doing makeup. You could do this as a hobby for kids’ birthday parties, or try to jumpstart your career by doing makeup for stage productions or movie sets.  (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)

Music Teacher

If you’ve already mastered an instrument, then why not get paid to work with it as a teenage music teacher. You’ll first need to plan your lessons and find a place to hold your classes, then start looking for students. Depending on your abilities, you can teach beginners or even more advanced students which keeps things interesting and fun if you decide to work as a teenage music teacher.  (Learn More)

National Park Worker

There are so many things that need to be done around a national park that you will never be bored if you choose to work as a teenage national park worker. You will be responsible for doing whatever the park rangers need you to do, which could include checking and clearing trails, teaching visitors about the park and wildlife there, and taking care of sick or injured animals.  (Learn More)

Pet Sitter

As a teenage pet sitter, you will be completely responsible for someone else’s pets while they are away on vacation. Depending on the type and number of animals, you may be expected to visit their home once or twice a day to care for them, or could even bring the animals to your own home. Either way, you’ll need to make sure you give them the same level of care that their owner would.  (Learn More)

Plant Sitter

Being a teenage plant sitter may sound easy since plants don’t do much, but if the person you’re plant-sitting for has a number of plants that all have different watering requirements, it could be a bit tricky. However, it’s still a great way for 16-year-olds to make some extra money when someone goes on vacation and needs someone to keep an eye on their plants while they’re gone.  (Learn More)

Shoe Shiner

For an easy job that doesn’t take much time or money to get started with, consider being a teenage shoe shiner. Depending on how quickly you can work, you can make quite a bit of money helping people keep their nice shoes looking nice and shiny. If you do a good job, then you’ll have people coming back every week or even more often to pay you for your services.  (Learn More)

Ski Instructor

If you know a lot about skiing, then you can make good money as a teenage ski instructor. This is a great way for teens to make money in the winter. You could get hired by a ski resort to give lessons to their guests, or you could also work independently to make more money as long as you can find your own students. Either way, you can get paid to hit the slopes!  (Learn More)

Snow Shoveler

One of the best winter jobs a 16-year-old can have is as a snow shoveler. As long as you have a snow shovel and are willing to work out in the cold, you can get paid by neighbors to clear their sidewalks and driveways. An easy way to make even more money as a teenage snow shoveler is to offer to also put down salt that will keep ice from building up on shoveled surfaces.  (Learn More)

Soup Salesman

There’s not much better in the winter than hot soup, and with a little bit of work, you can make money as a teenage soup salesman. Once you’ve made some delicious soup, you can either take it to a big winter festival to sell to people there, or start a soup subscription service where you deliver weekly frozen soups to people who can then reheat it when they’re ready to eat it.  (Learn More)

Winter Camp Instructor

Camp is no longer just for the summer which is why you can make money as a teenage winter camp instructor. You can also be responsible for kids who attend winter camps, either during Christmas break or on weekends during the winter months. You will be responsible for making sure the kids in your group are safe and having fun, and leading various winter activities such as snow fort building or skiing.  (Learn More)

Winter Clothes Creator

In the winter when there’s nothing better to do but stay inside, 16-year-olds with some crafting skills can make money as a teenage winter clothes creator. It’s can be a fun and relaxing way to spend your evenings, whether you can knit, sew, or crochet. All you need to do is make unique and well-made scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters, and more, then sell them to people you know.  (Learn More)

Zoo Assistant

Although these jobs can be hard to get because there are many people who want them, getting work as a teenage zoo assistant is an amazing opportunity for teens to be able to get paid to work up close and personal with a number of different types of animals. You will work closely with the other zookeepers and could do anything from preparing meals for the animals to talking to visitors.  (Learn More)

Jobs For 16 Year Olds That Pay Well

If you're trying to find the best job for 16 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.  

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