The 10 highest paying summer jobs in 2022

Are you looking for a summer job to save some money for your studies or for your vacation? Here’s the list of 10 jobs you can do this summer that offer the best pay, perfect positions to live on for two months!

It is sometimes difficult to find the right summer job. Indeed, you must have a job that gives you free time, to relax from quite a stressful year, while ensuring that you have an attractive salary to enjoy during the summer or the coming months. This challenge is faced by many students every year. Fortunately, we’re here to help!

How do you find a good summer job?

Do not hesitate to find your summer job that offers you a comfortable salary, do not hesitate to consult specialized sites such as Qapa, the digital solution of Adecco, Jobaviz, CIDJ, Student Pop or even platforms dedicated to the relationship between seasonal workers and campsites or hotels.

Do not hesitate to take the opportunity to work on certain skills that will be useful in your professional life, starting with modern languages. You can indeed opt for a job as an au pair or as a tourist organizer in France or abroad.

However, if specialized sites can help you find the dream holiday job, you can also opt for a spontaneous application. This is generally a good way to get a seasonal job with companies or organizations that were not necessarily aware of their recruiting needs.

Also read: How do you find a student job for this summer?

Summer job: The sectors recruiting in 2022

As every year, there is more demand in certain sectors for seasonal workers or young people looking for a summer job. As you can imagine, the tourist areas are overrun with customers and need reinforcement during the summer period. In this way you will inevitably find what you are looking for as a facilitator or in other sectors such as catering, hotels or even camping sites. The latter generally has a good atmosphere that guarantees an unforgettable summer.

However, we must not forget other sectors that have serious labor shortages, starting with industry which sometimes recruits temporary workers for assignments lasting several weeks, or even mass distribution. Here, the tension strongly depends on the geographical location of the sites. Supermarkets in the south of France are often taken over by tourists.

Also read: The average salary in France in 2022 by sector

The 10 summer jobs that offer the best pay in 2022

Qapa has analyzed the vacancies published on its platform between May and June 2022. It is with great surprise that you will find that some unusual summer jobs that you don’t necessarily think about offer good pay.

Other professions, such as a clerk, bartender or waiter, do not necessarily offer very good pay, but you can keep the good tips that your customers give you. As for the profession of au pair girl or boy, it gives you the advantage of being housed and able to travel as you wish!

rank Summer job Monthly gross salary
1 servant €1,800 to €3,500* (1)
2 toll €1,800 to €3,000 (2)
3 Bartender €1,800 to €3,000*
4 Servant €1,650 to €2,900 (1)
5 To cook €1,800 to €2,800
6 Host(s) on a yacht €2,000 to €2,500
7 lifeguard €1,700 to €2,400 (1)
8 ticket agent €1,600 to €2,130
9 receptionist €1,600 to €2,000*
10 porter €1,600 to €2,000
11 grape picker €1,600 to €2,000*
12 order picker €1,600 to €2,000*
13 lifeguard €1,600 to €2,000
14 animator €1,600 to €2,000
15 Au pair girl or boy €1,600 to €1,900

Salaries with an asterisk

are based on a workload of often more than 35 hours a week. The ones with one (1) contain tips. Finally, the occupation with a (2) means you may have to work nights!

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