The highest paying jobs by the hour – and you don’t need a degree

YOU don’t have to go to college and have a degree to get a job where you can earn a good salary.

Hourly jobs can pay off more quickly than salaried jobs, making them especially advantageous during a cost-of-living crisis.

The highest paying hourly jobs


The highest paying hourly jobs

And just because you’re paid by the hour doesn’t mean you can’t have a lucrative career.

In some of the highest paying jobs, you can make £75 an hour – and you don’t need a degree or any specialized training – according to data from job site Adzuna.

Co-founder Andrew Hunter said: As the cost of living crisis continues, hourly pay can be a godsend for many households.

“Some of the best hourly jobs don’t have any degree requirements. For example, piano teachers and wedding planners are paid around £30 an hour.”

Earning £30 an hour in a full-time job equates to £50,000 a year.

Additionally, hourly jobs can be more flexible and have hours that fit your schedule.

According to Adzuna, copywriters, piano instructors and wedding planners have the highest hourly wages.

Next are scaffolders, phlebotomists and interpreters.

While a degree is not required, you will likely need some training or expertise to work in most of these jobs.

However, you should consider whether you can start an apprenticeship and earn money while you study.

Carpenter, editor and legal assistant, make up the top 10 highest paying hourly jobs.

An assistant solicitor earns £17.10 an hour, compared with the national adult minimum wage of £10.18.

We’ve also looked at the highest paying part-time jobs that offer great flexibility if you want to cut your working hours – and in some cases, you can earn the equivalent of full-time role.

And these are the highest paying jobs that don’t require a degree.

But if you are looking to change roles, you should improve your CV.

A recruiting expert has revealed top tips for your writing.

We have also explained nine easy ways to make money online from home in 2023.

Plus, 20 side jobs – from getting paid to watch movies to recycling old stuff to getting a receipt – can earn you hundreds of pounds a year.

You need to tell HMRC about your income if you are self-employed.

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But you can make up to £1,000 a year from selling items online or doing odd jobs like looking after dogs without having to declare or pay tax on your income.

Anything higher than this and you will need to fill out a self-assessment tax return.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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