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5 great second jobs for extra cash

Bus driver
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Bus driver

Average wage: $20.09 per hour

A 2017 survey of drivers for the popular ride-hailing services found Uber drivers earn an average of $15.68 an hour and Lyft drivers average about $17.50, and that's before expenses, including gasoline.

Driving a bus -- whether it's shuttling kindergartners to school in the morning or making occasional transit runs around your town -- can be more lucrative.

Perks include part-time schedules, no boss looking over your shoulder, and the ability to help young and old alike get to their destinations safely and efficiently.

You'll need to be careful not to pack in too many extra hours. Fatigue can be a serious issue for bus drivers.

The average wage is more than $20 per hour, and for those who work enough hours, health insurance, sick leave, vacation time and free bus rides are among the benefits, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

If you can follow sometimes-complicated schedules and maintain a clean driving record, you might excel at this job.

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