30 Jobs That Pay $30 Per Hour

$30 per hour jobsA well-paying job can be easier to find than you think. In fact, people such as medical technologists, social workers and store managers all earn about $30 per hour. A full-time job that pays around $30 per hour can equal roughly $62,400 per year, which means a comfortable living, and above the national average. Are you eager to earn an above-average wage? Consider these 30 jobs that pay around $30 per hour and see how your own job stacks up:


1. Anthropologist

Hourly wage: $30.81

What it's like: Anthropologists never stop learning about the natural history of the world. The job is challenging yet fun.

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2. School psychologist

Hourly wage: $33.71

What it's like: Helping children resolve conflicts can be a rewarding career, especially if you're interested in human behavior.

-- Find psychologist jobs


3. Medical technologist

Hourly wage: $29.87

What it's like: Working with different disease states, most medical technologists work in hospital laboratories.

-- Find medical technologist jobs


4. Financial services representative

Hourly wage: $32.35

What it's like: Financial services reps sell various bank services.

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5. Technical writer

Hourly wage: $33.80

What it's like: Writing anything from dense technical manuals to textbooks calls for a deep expertise in the specific subject matter.

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6. Executive assistant

Hourly wage: $31.85

What it's like: Providing administrative services to corporate executives can be a high-pressure job.

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7. Registered nurse

Hourly wage: $34.47

What it's like: Working directly with patients can make nursing a rewarding career path.

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8. Branch store manager

Hourly wage: $33.14

What it's like: Managing retail stores and working with executives at the corporate headquarters help open other doors in the retail industry.

-- Find manager jobs


9. Budget analyst

Hourly wage: $34.16

What it's like: Helping departments adhere to their budgets is a perfect role for the math whiz.

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10. Account sales representative

Hourly wage: $32.17

What it's like: Working to sell products or services, account reps must have stellar people skills.

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11. School social worker

Hourly wage: $30.89

What it's like: Working with children to iron out behavioral or emotional problems is a key role within a school system.

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12. Statistician

Hourly wage: $35.28

What it's like: With plenty of number crunching, statisticians help companies make sense of their data.

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13. Communications analyst

Hourly wage: $34.64

What it's like: Analysts work to communicate the company's corporate image through all types of media.

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14. Electrical research engineer

Hourly wage: $33.32

What it's like: Working to improve electrical systems, engineers must possess superior technical skills.

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15. Network security officer

Hourly wage: $30.87

What it's like: People who deal with computer networks to prevent security breaches are frequently in demand.

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16. Police detective

Hourly wage: $33.30

What it's like: Protecting people and property, police detectives help to solve crimes in cities and towns.

-- Find police detective jobs


17. Certified public accountant

Hourly wage: $34.40

What it's like: People who look at financial data to ensure fair and consistent tax practices are always in demand.

-- Find public accountant jobs


18. Emergency room nurse

Hourly wage: $35.02

What it's like: A high-pressure job in the medical profession, working in the ER also has great rewards.

-- Find emergency room nurse jobs


19. Sales supervisor

Hourly wage: $33.42

What it's like: Working on the sales floor to help maintain consistency can make for a fun retail career.

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20. Aircraft mechanic

Hourly wage: $30.33

What it's like: Mechanics work on airplanes to ensure that each one meets safe flying standards and to fix anything in nonworking condition.

-- Find aircraft mechanic jobs


21. Quality assurance engineer

Hourly wage: $33.51

What it's like: Testing new products and processes to maintain the needed level of quality.

-- Find Q.A. engineer jobs


22. Micro computer programmer

Hourly wage: $29.76

What it's like: Working to develop software, programmers have the flexibility to work on a project basis.

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23. Tax agent

Hourly wage: $32.97

What it's like: Working with businesses and individuals to collect taxes.

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24. Political adviser

Hourly wage: $32.86

What it's like: Understanding how world events affect a company or industry is a job for politics buffs.

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25. Animal scientist

Hourly wage: $30.66

What it's like: Using biology know-how to study animals can be a dream job.

-- Find animal scientist jobs


26. Human resources analyst

Hourly wage: $30.37

What it's like: Most analysts are generalists who work in an HR department and search for many different types of positions.

-- Find human resources jobs


27. Industrial production manager

Hourly wage: $31.17

What it's like: Perfecting the production process, industrial production managers possess plenty of technical skills.

-- Find industrial production manager jobs


28. Grant writer

Hourly wage: $30.72

What it's like: Working with nonprofits to raise money by submitting grant proposals.

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29. Landscape architect

Hourly wage: $34.81

What it's like: Landscape architects help design green outdoor spaces.

-- Find landscape architect jobs


30. Fashion designer

Hourly wage: $31.78

What it's like: Most use their creative spark to design clothes and accessories for men and women.

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ur package

To reiterate what I wrote to Buckingham...

Engineering and other in-demand professional careers should pay accordingly.
You are free to study whatever you want. But if you pursue a bulls--- degree, say, English literature or European history, you will lack any sought-after skills. Might as well save the money and read a book from your local library.
Make your bed and sleep in it... besides, fast food restaurants need your help: That BigMac ain't gonna make itself, is it?

September 27 2011 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Selina

Sad to say, but I'm a waitress and I make more than that. Fine dining all the way... my knees will pay for it later.

September 20 2011 at 4:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Scott McKeen

What a $30/hr. load of crap! Many of these jobs don't offer a consistent 40 hour work week or any benefits at all. And that is if you can get the work at all. Any job that can be outsourced will be until the politicians wake up and tax them for doing it. Meanwhile, I've been underemployed for the past 3 years and am now unemployed. I hope the person in Mumbai who now has my job really enjoys that $30/hr. (That breaks down to $5/hr for them and $25/hr for the company!)

September 16 2011 at 6:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toddisit

Did everyone find that $30 an hour job yet?

Career Builder went through the trouble of a sales manager cleaning a washing machine photo, that seems to be all the research they did. People that make $30 an hour don't clean washers, that gave it away.

September 16 2011 at 6:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buckingham's

My hotshot sister is a bigwig chemical engineer and makes approx. $100,000 a year. And she never lets me forget it either. Sickening.

September 16 2011 at 3:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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ur package

And rightly so. Engineering and other in-demand professional careers should pay accordingly. You are free to study whatever you want. But if you pursue a bulls--- degree, say, English literature or European history, you will lack any sought-after skills. Might as well save the money and read a book from your local library.
Make your bed and sleep in it.

September 27 2011 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gilderoy

I called the XMRadio company that provides the signal to my car. I was calling from California and the company rep I spoke with who handled the call - and billing - were both in Egypt!

September 16 2011 at 3:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
welcome Annie

That based pay is not in California and its not realistic or smart to print lies to mislead people to think they will make that kind of money.I am/was a RN with a master's and HCA Corporation owe me big time ,if I suppose to have been making 30per/hr.Send me an attorney with a big treasury chest to fight all of those crooks in Nashville,TEnn. headquarters. They would not even cover heath benefits and you taking care of patients and even demanded payment when you had to be seen in ER and they knew your payperiod.GET REAL CAREER ARTICLES AND STOP THE TECHNICAL LIES.

September 16 2011 at 12:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MrsKravitz4u1

I agree, these jobs are "pipe dream material" and not at all realistic. These are exceptions, no the real world. What a shame to mislead folks, shame, shame. I know normal people that are happy to get $10 to $12 an hour, just to survive. That's the real world.

September 16 2011 at 12:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Taina

Grant writer? Getting paid big bucks to lie?

September 15 2011 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jimjdb5591

Every plumber I know still charges four times the hourly rates above. Only the politicians and prostitutes can afford them

September 15 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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