Need Extra Cash in Retirement? Consider a Part-Time Job

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income, have an entrepreneurial itch, or just have too much time on your hands in retirement, there are plenty of flexible, part-time jobs you can consider in this stage of life. Retirement doesn’t always mean long days on the golf course or laying on the beach every day—especially if you’d find more fulfillment doing something more productive with your time!

For many, retirement does entail phasing out of the standard nine-to-five work life, but it doesn’t have to mean quitting the workforce altogether. Many retirees enjoy the structure that goes with employment, and others see it as a chance to explore new skills and career paths they weren’t able to focus on in their past career.

Whatever your motivation is, there are tons of different part-time job opportunities out there that cater to different interests and work styles. Read on to learn about some of the best part-time jobs for retirees, many of which allow you to pick your own hours, work on your own terms, and get paid for doing something you enjoy.

Career Coach

If you’re passionate about helping others find a fulfilling career, consider a role in mentoring or career coaching. You can choose to do this as a contract job, or find a related firm where you can aid candidates with job hunting, answer their questions and send them leads on positions that fit well with what they’re looking for. The average hourly pay for a career coach is $27.42, so this position is financially rewarding as well.

Graphic Designer

If you have a penchant for visual design, a graphic design role could be right up your alley. As a graphic designer, you’ll partake in the creation of eye-catching graphics to accompany copy for anything from online advertisements, blog content, or even physical materials like business cards. The sky is really the limit! You can find freelance graphic design roles or connect with a company you’d like to work in-house for. Whatever you choose, this career is a unique opportunity to keep your creative juices flowing well into retirement.


If you consider yourself a lover of language or perhaps even a grammar snob (no shame!), a part-time role as an editor might be just what you’re looking for. As an editor, you might work independently or with a dedicated company, editing all sorts of different material—whether book manuscripts, web content, short-form advertisements or something else, the need for strong editors isn’t going anywhere. The hourly pay for an editor is $29.50, making this a lucrative part-time opportunity.

The handful of roles outlined above only scratch the surface of part-time job ideas to pursue in retirement. For a full list, this visual designed by CreditRepair has you covered with 30 of the best part-time jobs for older adults in their retirement years. Retirement should be spent exactly how you want it, and if that means diving back into the workforce, opportunities abound!


Sophie Isbell
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Sophie writes on behalf of CreditRepair about finance and productivity. Specifically, she is interested in removing the barriers of complicated financial topics and teaching financial literacy in a way that is accessible to all. Her most recent piece is on seven important lessons for teaching kids about credit.