Jobs for 15 Year Olds

jobs for 15 years old

Jobs That Hire at 15

15-years-old are welcomed to apply jobs mostly during the summer time, especially at water parks, retail stores, groceries, and also at fast food restaurants. Some job titles that you can apply are Customer Service Representative, Stay and Play Attendant, Team Member, Lifeguard, Basketball Scorekeepers/Timers, Camp Counselor, Dishwasher, and many more.

According to the Federal Law, a 15 years old can do these kinds of jobs:

  • Intellectual or creative work such as computer programming, teaching, tutoring, singing, acting, or playing an instrument;
  • Errands or delivery work by foot, bicycle and public transportation;
  • Clean-up and yard work which does not include using power-driven mowers, cutters, trimmers, edgers, or similar equipment;
  • Work in connection with cars and trucks such as dispensing gasoline or oil and washing or hand polishing;
  • Some kitchen and food service work including reheating food, washing dishes, cleaning equipment, and limited cooking;
  • Cleaning vegetables and fruits, wrapping sealing, and labeling, weighing pricing, and stocking of items when performed in areas separate from a freezer or meat cooler;
  • Loading or unloading objects for use at a worksite including rakes, hand-held clippers, and shovels;
  • 14 and 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform limited tasks in sawmills and woodshops; and
  • 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform lifeguard duties at traditional swimming pools and water amusement parks.

How Many Hours Can A 15 Year Old Work?

When can 15 year olds teenager work? Referring to US Department of Labor, acceptable working hours for 15 years old is as follows:

  • 3 hours on a school day;
  • 18 hours in a school week;
  • 8 hours on a non-school day;
  • 40 hours in a non-school week; and
  • between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when nighttime work hours are extended to 9 p.m.

Can You Work Full Time at 15?

No, because you are limited by work hours during school days and eventhough you might be allowed to work up to 40 hours in the summer, you still wouldn’t likely be considered full time or benefits-eligible. You can get full time job once you turn 16 when you’ve completed high school or formally dropped out.

10 Most Available Jobs for 15 Year Olds

The followings are most common job positions available for 15-year-olds.

Most Hiring 15

Panera Bread

Panera Bread

Restaurants & Cafes
Peter Piper Pizza

Peter Piper Pizza

Restaurants & Cafes
Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

Restaurants & Cafes


Restaurants & Cafes


Restaurants & Cafes

Places That Hire at 15

Companies 1-20 of 453

Company Industry
Shasta County State & Regional Agencies
City of Lacey Sports & Recreation
Panera Bread Restaurants & Cafes
FedEx Services Taxi & Car Services
Eagle Crest Resort Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
Kroger Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Giant Eagle Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Popeyes Restaurants & Cafes
Enterprise Holdings Car & Truck Rental
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Health Care Services & Hospitals
KFC Restaurants & Cafes
Taco Bell Restaurants & Cafes
City of Cedar Hill, TX
Pizza Hut Restaurants & Cafes
Continental Pools Construction
lululemon Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
Vinfen Civic & Social Services
Springfield Park District
Green Valley Greenhouse Floral Nursery

Most Cities Hiring at 15

  • Orlando, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Houston, TX
  • Portland, OR
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Springfield, IL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Phoenix, AZ