What jobs pay around 15 dollars per hour? or more? without a degree?

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#1 Posted by Laughing_God (473 posts) -

I'm working in rite aid right now and this job blows! too much stress and the pay is too low. 7.25 per hour. Does anyone know any other job that pays good money? like 12-18 dollars per hour? without a college degree. I don't care how stressful the job is, as long as the pay is good.

#2 Posted by Blackjack9288 (316 posts) -
LOL without a degree.
#3 Posted by xLFTMx (987 posts) -

My friend makes $15 an hour shoveling horse s*** at a horse barn.

So theres that.

#4 Posted by drewtwo99 (9156 posts) -

Construction work, especially roofing. My dad owns a roofing company, you don't need any sort of degree or certification to do it either (at least in Oregon). Guys will easily pull down 120-150 bucks in a day of 6-8 hours worth of work.

It's HARD hard work. I hated, HATED doing it when I was a teenager and my dad made me work for him... but yeah the money is good.

#5 Posted by Head_of_games (10859 posts) -
#6 Posted by rcignoni (8863 posts) -
Factory jobs pay pretty well. $13/hour in one where I live.
#7 Posted by Blacklight2 (1212 posts) -
Are you talking without a college or high school degree, limited information on this part. If you're talking about no college degree, there are plenty of places that pay for more than 15 dollars an hour. Anything in the medical field including receptionist. Construction. You can probably google some, too.
#8 Posted by iTs-Sneak (53 posts) -
LOL without a degree.Blackjack9288
#9 Posted by drewtwo99 (9156 posts) -
You can become a male masseuse... they can make like 50-100 bucks an hour if you are good at it... and if you are attractive you might get some hot females who want your business :D Prostitution is illegal in the US but if you live in the UK i hear you can make plenty of money that way, legally!
#10 Posted by spazzx625 (43432 posts) -
I hear garbage men make a decent buck.
#11 Posted by themagicbum9720 (6505 posts) -
7.25 isn't low, try making 3.20 an hour like i do. 64-67 dollar paychecks suck, but it's the best i could do since it's hard getting a job.
#12 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Quite a few customer service/call center jobs pay 14-16 bucks an hour around where I live (Austin, TX). I know that I've been contacted for a few of them, and I don't have a degree. I do have a ****ton of customer service and sales experience, so that helps too.

#13 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

7.25 isn't low, try making 3.20 an hour like i do. 64-67 dollar paychecks suck, but it's the best i could do since it's hard getting a job. themagicbum9720

Where do you live?

#14 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8565 posts) -
7.25 isn't low, try making 3.20 an hour like i do. 64-67 dollar paychecks suck, but it's the best i could do since it's hard getting a job. themagicbum9720
3.20? You work in a sweat shop?
#15 Posted by STAR_Admiral (1119 posts) -

Are you smart? Then Tutoring, I got paid $30/hour tutoring math when i was in university, thus before i had my degree. The downside is I had a maximum of 10hours/week

#16 Posted by KungfuKitten (21288 posts) -

Lower standards of living. Really rough, man, but believe me you're not alone.

For one thing: Don't use a cellphone.

No pets. Wear a coat indoors so you don't have to heat it up. Those kind of things.

#17 Posted by iTs-Sneak (53 posts) -
You could try and work for the postal service. Or even trash guys make pretty decent money.
#18 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8565 posts) -
my GFs sister works at Sheetz and they start at 8.50 and she has been there about a year and makes 10 bucks now. The place I am at now and my old job both started at 10 bucks. I used to do asbestos abatement and my regular rate was 14 plus on government jobs it went from 17 to 25 bucks depending but of course you got the safety risk of breathing in asbestos lol.
#19 Posted by Dogswithguns (10843 posts) -
Cars or tractors factories. USPS. can make decent money. may not make $15/hour right at first tho.
#20 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
Hourly wage LOL
#21 Posted by cd_rom (13951 posts) -
Drive a truck for the military in Afghanistan for a year. $300,000 on average.
#22 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

blah blah too much stress blah blah I don't care how stressful the job is blah blah


Make up your mind.

#23 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -
So you work at rite-aid which is a job a monkey could do, and you think because it sucks you should get double what you're getting now, despite having no special skills (I assume if you had any, you'd mention them)?
#24 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20907 posts) -
Drive a truck for the military in Afghanistan for a year. $300,000 on average.cd_rom
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#25 Posted by Konekomaru (343 posts) -

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#27 Posted by gameguy6700 (12197 posts) -
From what I hear, FedEx/UPS drivers and tow truck drivers make surprisingly good money. There's also plumbing and other highly skilled jobs if you're willing to get certification and do an apprenticeship.
#28 Posted by MistressMinako (45922 posts) -
Factory worker or a UPS/Fed Ex worker.
#29 Posted by Jd1680a (5949 posts) -
Technically music and playing sports dont require a degree. I never heard of a college that teaches basketball, just look at Lebron James.
#30 Posted by LustForSoul (5904 posts) -
7.25 isn't low at all, certainly not at that age. (how old are you again?) I make 7,60 or something, soon going up as I age. FTW. It's not bad.
#31 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9491 posts) -
Working for the government. You start off earning $14 an hour where I live.
#32 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8565 posts) -
Go out get some certs or something that doesnt require a full degree it will probably help. Get in a trade.
#33 Posted by Domobomb (1914 posts) -

That sucks.... Minimum wage here is $10.25

Go back to school and get a degree and get a real job!

#34 Posted by Barton2010 (2 posts) -
I just started working at the Napa Distribution Center. Starting wage is 9.40 per hour. If you are working full time, you get a $1.50 raise after 6 months. In 2 years it will jump up between $15 and $18 per hour. You work monday through friday from 11am till 8pm and most of the time you stay an hour or two later. Just work till you finish. Part time you get the $1.50 raise after a year. Right now im only part time, 25hr week minimum. I have worked in pipeline construction as well, starting out full time is $14 hr with $75 a day perdium and $18 per hour overtime. I was bringing home over $2000 a month over the summer just unloading pipe and laying it down from 5am till 8pm. Very good money, plus you get a good work out. Oh and I forgot to mention about the Napa job, all you do is take items that are labeled with a number for certain stores and place the product next to a pallet. Then you scan it and shrink wrap the pallet and put it on the truck. Easy job and decent money for right now. You just need to be 18 or older.
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#36 Posted by Barton2010 (2 posts) -
I also worked at walmart as a cart pusher or what home depot declares it as, "lot attendent." Without a doubt the worst job i've had. Dont work at walmart, $8.00 an hour with no full time available, terrible management and boring ass job. You cant even listen to music because it "distracts you" from doing your job. I was making about $720 a had about $20 for food and gas by the end of the month. I drive a **** 1997 dodge ram 1500 with a 5.2l 318, i get 10mpg and my work was 7 miles away.. If i were you, and if you are about the same age as me, either get into pipeline construction and make about $42,000 a year starting out and get certified to run the equipment, making $23-$35 hr, go to college and get a degree in something like criminal justice or if you are into cars, be a mechanic. There is also the Military. My buddy is in the army and doesnt pay for food or rent, has an apartment on the base, you keep about $1200 in your pocket starting out and start ranking up making more. My dad was in the marines for 22 years, Rank: Master Seargent e-8 and was making about $65,000 year. A family member of mine quit school his sophomore year and works as a deisel mechanic, no certifications or anything and now manages his own crew and makes bank. There are a few options for you and hope all goes well.