Wyoming’s Most Popular Retirement Side Hustle, How Much It Pays
Wait, people still work after retirement?
I don't know about you, but when I think of retirement, I think about being done working. No more nine to five job, no more deadlines to meet, and no more bosses breathing down my neck (that last one stays between us). Of course there will be hobbies and other things to keep me busy. Heck, maybe I'll write a book. However, for the most part, it's all play and no work.
As it turns out, there is something called a post-retirement side hustle.
See, retiring can be tough on some people as it's hard to adjust to not working. Many take on a side job just to stay busy. There are also people who need a little extra money for financial stability. Either way you slice it, people are working after they retire.
I found an interesting article recently that determined which post-retirement side job is most popular in each state. Some of the most popular jobs include substitute teacher, administrative assistant, and school bus driver among others.
In Wyoming we see many people become dental hygienists.
Dental hygienists are assistants to the dentist. These people assess your oral health, take your X-rays, do your cleanings and more. They see you longer than the actual dentist and are usually the sweetest people you'll meet. It's also the highest paid position of the jobs that were listed. The average hourly pay is $34.34 per hour with an average salary of $59,077 a year.