What are some good paying night/evening jobs?

posted 4 months ago in Career
Post # 2
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Night auditor at a hotel, it pays well, not a lot but it’s good money. 

Post # 3
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

If you’re looking specifically for evening work then a friend got into waitressing at a high end restaurant. I know salary here in the uk is a different for waiting staff than the US but she made huge amount as the tips were so big as the meal/drink bills were regularly £500+ and diners tipped accordingly. Would that work? 

Post # 4
1625 posts
Bumble bee

If you are looking specifically at overnights (not just evening shift) then things like hotel management and shipping/ receiving and warehouse/stock work (particulately at large facilities like an Amazon distribution center or UPS/FedEx) is likely your best bet.  Home health aides (the kind that are more like domestic housekeepers who just make sure they are safe and prepare meals vs. Nursing care duties) usually have overnights and don’t require additional training.  Likewise, security jobs (like the kind where you mostly just sit and monitor and walk the premises) are pretty abundant for overnights.  If you have any casinos in the area they are open 24/7 with a variety of jobs.  Same with hospitals.  I know you said no school, but there are things in the health industry that only requires a certificate and would be a small number of classes considering you already have a degree – like medical records or health unit coordinator.

Post # 5
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How much qualifies as “pays well”?

Post # 6
5758 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

Hookin’ and strippin’.

But I assume those are probably not along the lines of what you’re looking for.

Post # 7
14001 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

slomotion :  LOL.. is it bad that that’s what popped into my head first…. and I only clicked on this thread to see what some “legitimate” answers might be.

Post # 8
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone considers it a “real job,” but bartending. I bartend two nights a week alongside my “career” job and I consistently average way more per hour bartending than I do at my FT job. I’m in a smaller rural town now but when I bartended in a city, I made more in two nights than my FT job.

Post # 9
425 posts
Helper bee

I was going to suggest bartending as well. My husband is a bartender and he makes pretty good money. 

Or even serving. I’ve waitresses in the past and was able to make more money doing that than I did at my “real job” at the time, which was in the social work field. 

Post # 11
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Any work in an industrial plant (oil refinery, power plant, chemical manufacturer, etc) usually pays well. I work a rotating shift schedule at a plant, so half my shifts are night shifts but there are plenty of plants out there where you could work straight nights. They have everything from admin positions to security to plant operators to laboratory techs. Even the lowest paid admins start between $17-$20/hour + 10% night shift differential. EDIT: I see you’re in San Antonio! You may want to check out the San Antonio Refinery (I believe Calumet Lubricants still owns it).

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