The Best Jobs for 14 Year Olds

Yes, there are jobs available to 14-year-olds to make money, but some conditions apply. Since you are under 18 years old, you have to follow child labor laws, which vary by state.  

Getting a job at 14 also depends on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which regulates what kind of jobs a 14 can do.  

There are conditions to getting a job at 14, but there are still plenty of positions within your reach, so let’s check them out. 

One of the best jobs for 14-year-olds is babysitting younger children for money . You can babysit for family members or neighbors to make some extra cash.


If you love movies, a great place to get a job as a 14-year-old is at your local theatre. It can be a small business movie theatre or a big chain like AMC. You can do jobs such as checking tickets, selling snacks, cleaning the rooms, etc.

Movie Theater

As a petsitter, all you have to do is watch pets while the owners are away; that’s it! It is also possible to take the pet to your home to petsit if the owners are going away for an extended time.

Pet Sitter

Chains like Fareway and Publix offer jobs for 14-year-olds to make some extra money. Check with grocery stores close to your home to see if they have any job openings. You will most likely get a position stocking shelves or bagging groceries.

Grocery Store