In most countries around the world, when you are 17 you are one step before adulthood. Finally, the way is short! You are probably making some important decisions about your life on your own already, like if you will study and what. If you will take a gap year and travel after school ends. You might want to start saving money for your first vacation on your own or may even want to start gaining some experience in the professional field that interests you the most and, with that in mind, are looking to take up relevant jobs. So, here are some ideas about jobs for 17-year-olds.
Ideas for jobs when you are 17 years old
The jobs you can find on AppJobs that allow minors to sign up fall under the categories of babysitting, pet sitting, selling online or freelancing as a simple tasker, online tutor, social media manager, YouTuber and other.
Our tip: When searching for a job on AppJobs, always check the age requirements for each platform to make sure you are allowed to sign up if you are 17. If you are not, check if it is possible to do so with your parents’ or legal guardians’ consent and supervision.
These 5 jobs you can do as 17-year-olds with a mobile app
1. Care jobs
Are you interested in **pet sitting** or **babysitting jobs?** Care is for you! You can make **$12 per hour** on average while helping families with their kids and/or pets. Walk dogs, do house calls to feed and keep company to pets and take care of kids while their parents go out or work. Care accepts 17-year-olds. You just need to make sure that your parent or a guardian is registered with you and they, at all times, oversee your account, so they know everything is in order.
Taking care of pets with PetSitter can make you good money! Join PetSitter and you will land on plenty of pet sitting job opportunities. Pet sit, dog walk, train, feed, home board or offer other services. Teenagers over 13 can join PetSitter.com. You must pass a background check, cover your travel costs, With an app, you’ll be able to browse pet care jobs, connect with pet parents in your city, manage your bookings, and tracking your earnings.
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2. Fill in survey
Earn easy money by filling in surveys. Just go online, download an app and give feedback! Anyone who is over 15, have a strong Internet connection and reside in the country where taking the survey, can join Hiving! Keep in mind that minors must have a parental authorisation or legal representative. You’ll get a certain amount of Hiving points based on the length of the online surveys you’re filling in. Collect them as long as you want and exchange them into money or gift cards when you think it’s time to do that! Sign up for Hiving even today and start collecting your points!
3. Online selling
Are you **artistic** and love making things with your own hands? Try **selling online** with Etsy. You can create your own store and sell your handmade objects, like jewelry, clothes, accessories or pottery to buyers all over the world! Depending on what you make, the materials you use, the time you spend to make an item or its popularity, you can sell it from **$15** to **$50.** Not bad at all, don’t you agree?Etsy allows 17-years-olds to use the platform. You just need your parents’ or legal guardian’s permission and your account should be supervised by them.
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4. Teach languages
Have you ever considered that you can teach your native language to people? Yes you can and don’t have to be a professional teacher to do it with Lingoda! It will be nice to be the teacher and not the student for once, right? You can teach English, German, French or Spanish and get paid an average **$14 per lesson.** You can arrange your lessons according to your schedule and easily combine school and other activities with your work. Plus you will teach from the comfort of your room. Lingoda is a good job for 17-year-olds as it allows you to join if you are over 13 and able to form legally binding contracts.
5. Online freelance jobs
Fiverr is a unique platform, where you can take up all kinds of freelance tasks and make from **$5 to $100 per job.** You can make YouTube videos, manage communities on Facebook, do translations, mix music, read the tarots, coach others in your favorite video game or do an astrology map, if that is your thing!Don’t hesitate! If you are 17 years old you can take up jobs with Fiverr today!
Freelancer is another option you have if you want to take up freelance jobs online. You can perform data entry tasks, design logos, websites, code, write, proofread and do other similar tasks for clients from around the world and make $17 per gig on average. If you don’t feel very confident yet, choose simple tasks and offer cheap prices.
An adult will have to create an account with Freelancer, which you can then use – with their permission, of course!
Can’t find your city? Look for it on AppJobs!
You should always check the age limit for each platform before signing up with one via Appjobs
Jobs for 17-year-olds: Youth Labor Rules
- Jobs for 17-year-olds in the USA: some general rules
- Jobs for 17-year-olds in Canada: some general rules
- Jobs for 17-year-olds in Australia: some general rules
- Jobs for 17-year-olds in UK: some general rules
1. Jobs for 17-year-olds in the USA: some general rules
Youth work is regulated in the USA both by federal laws and more specialised state laws. Let’s see what they are.
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According to federal law, there are no restrictions when it comes to the hours you are allowed to work as a 17-year-old but there are restrictions in what kind of jobs you can take up. You cannot work with jobs that are considered hazardous, like manufacturing or storing explosives, mining, logging and sawmilling, meat and poultry packing or processing etc. As for your pay rate, the federal minimum wage is at $7.25 per hour, but your hourly pay can vary depending on the state you are living and working in.
State laws some times are more restrictive than federal rules and are applicable in specific states. If you are 17 years old, we recommend that you google what applies in the state you live in before seeking a job. But let us look at some laws that apply in some states.
When it comes to pay rates, many states follow the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 per hour. Some other states have different minimum hourly wages, though: for example in Washington, it is $12, in Nevada $8.50, in Colorado $11, in New York $11.10, in Illinois $8.25, in Nebraska $9.00 and New Mexico $7.50.
When it comes to how many hours and when a 17-year-old can work, there are some differences between various states. Some examples follow:
– Florida: you can work max 8 hours per day, 30 hours per week and 6 days a week during school year. You are not allowed to work between 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. before school day.
– California: you can work max 4 hours per day, 28 hours per week during a school day week. You are not allowed to work between 10 p.m. (12:30 a.m. before non-school day) to 5 a.m.
– Kentucky: you can work max 6 hours per day (8 Saturday and Sunday), 30 hours per week, if attending school (40 with parental permission and at least a 2.0 school grade point average)
You are not allowed to work between 10:30 p.m. (1 a.m. Friday and Saturday) to 6 a.m. when school in session.
– Massachusetts: you can work max 9 hours per day, 48 hours per week and 6 days a week.
You are allowed to work only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. or only between 6 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on nights not preceding a regularly scheduled school day. There is an exception for restaurants and racetracks and after 8:00 p.m., all minors must have the direct and immediate supervision of an adult supervisor.
– New York: you can work max 4 hours per day before a school day, 8 hours per day Friday, Saturday, Sunday or on a holiday. You can work max 28 hours per week, if enrolled in school. You are not allowed to work between 10 p.m. (you can work until midnight before school days with written permission from both parent and school and before non-school day with written parental consent) to 6 a.m., while school is in session. Midnight to 6 a.m. while school is not in session.
**- Tennessee:**There are no special restrictions on the number of hours you can work but you are not allowed to work between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Sunday – Thursday before school days) (you can work until midnight with parental permission up to 3 nights a week).
2. Jobs for 17-year-olds in Canada: some general rules
In Canada, as in the US, there are different rules for each jurisdiction. The overall goal of the various rules is to protect the interests of young workers. This [PDF](https://www.lawnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Provincial-Youth-Employment-Laws-Chart.pdf) gives a brief outlook of what applies in the various provinces.How many hours are you allowed to work?
You are not allowed to work between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
What jobs are you NOT allowed to do as a 17-year-old?
Jobs that are considered likely to endanger your health or safety, like in forestry, saw or pulp mills, confined spaces, underground in mines or on the face of open-pit quarries or in asbestos abatement and removal, are in the prohibited list.
How much is the pay rate for 17-year-olds?
You are entitled to the minimum wage, which varies by province.
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3. Jobs for 17 year olds in Australia: some general rules
The rules vary from region to region in Australia. [Visit this link](https://yla.org.au/) for more details about your region.How many hours are you allowed to work?
School is a priority! The important thing is that your job does not interfere with your school hours and the time you need to invest to perform your school work.
What jobs are you NOT allowed to do as a 17-year-old?
You should not be involved in jobs that can be harmful to your health, safety development or moral and material welfare.
How much is the pay rate for 17-year-olds?
Your pay should be a percentage of an adult rate for a job. Depending on the employer and the agreement you reach, you could earn more or less.
4. Jobs for 17-year-olds in UK: some general rules
Hours you are allowed to work
All individuals that have reached the minimum school leaving age can work full time. This means you can get a full time job and work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week, if you wish.
If you attend school, you cannot work before 7am or after 7pm, during school hours, for more than 4 hours without taking a break of at least 1 hour or without having a 2-week break from any work during the school holidays in each calendar year.
Check about exceptions that may apply here.
Pay rates for 17-year-olds in the UK
You should be paid at least £4.20 per hour.
Jobs that 17-years-olds are NOT allowed to do
You cannot work in places like a factory or industrial site, in most jobs in pubs and betting shops and those prohibited in local bylaws and in any work that may be harmful to your health, well-being or education.
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