9) Taxi Driver
The pay and work hours of taxi drivers are comparable to a retail salesperson. They have the second lowest paying gig on our list and working hours commonly include nights and weekends. In terms of median pay in 2016, taxi drivers manage to squeak in just above the retail salesperson at $24,300. This includes tips. However, better services result in higher tips, which could slightly influence a person’s annual income. The occupation is expected to see a 13% increase by 2024, which is faster than average. This is due in part to recent “ride-hailing” apps like Uber. No formal education required, however drivers are expected to know their region well, as their primary duty is to transport people efficiently from point A to point B. Perks of the job include being out and about (i.e. not cooped up in an office) and working independently.