Finding a job that you enjoy doing that also pays well isn’t easy. If you don’t mind working outside in the fresh air, there are plenty of jobs available that always seem to need more people. If you are tired of pushing pencils in a stuffy office, these outside jobs may be more your style.
Keep the Streets Clean
One job that is essential for any city is the Street Sweeper. Driving a truck that cleans streets and parking lots seems very basic but it is an essential part of any healthy city. The jobs street sweeping Washington State has to offer typically start around $17 per hour and can pay as high as $26 per hour or more.
Throw Out the Garbage
Another essential job in every city across the country is working for a waste management company collecting the garbage. It isn’t the gross job it used to be years ago, now the modern trucks basically do all the heavy lifting. Modern Garbage Collectors are there to ensure that the truck works properly and do very little actual handling of the waste cans. Some even make over $55,000 per year.
Help Build the City
Working for a road construction company might seem like an unwanted job for some, but for others, especially someone without a college degree, it’s a great way to make a lot of money. The jobs range from Flaggers to Steamroller Drivers to Supervisors. The pay starts at around $45,000 per year and can go as high as $68,000 per year in some states. In certain places, construction worker positions are rather seasonal, but there is plenty of work year-round in the sunny southern states.
Working outside isn’t for everyone and can be quite intense at times, but if a little manual labor is your cup of tea and you want to get a nice paycheck for it, these jobs may be for you. Not only will you be paid well for your efforts, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the city couldn’t run properly without you.