Jobs that pay $25 an hour


Check out these ten jobs that pay $25 an hour.

Twenty-five is a good, solid number. It's helpful mathematically, since it's a quarter of one hundred and also easily divisible by five. So to honor the number 25, here are 10 jobs that pay $25 an hour that are projected to grow over the next five years according to Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

1. Computer user support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. They test and evaluate existing network systems, perform maintenance to ensure that networks operate correctly.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.25
  • 2017 jobs: 673,348
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 8%

2. Industrial machinery mechanics keep machines in good working order. To do this, they must be able to detect and correct errors before the machine or the products it produces are damaged.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.75
  • 2017 jobs: 338,978
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 12%

3. Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience, and they manage the business to ensure that it is profitable.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.73
  • 2017 jobs: 211,514
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 7%

4. Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.82
  • 2017 jobs: 97,334
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 8%

5. Millwrights install, maintain, and disassemble industrial machines. Millwrights perform repairs that include replacing worn or defective parts of machines. Millwrights also may be involved in taking apart the entire machine, a common situation when a manufacturing plant needs to clear floor space for new machinery.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.25
  • 2017 jobs: 43,102
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 9%

6. Marriage and family therapists work with individuals, couples, and families. Unlike other types of mental health professionals, they bring a family-centered perspective to treatment, even when treating individuals.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.20
  • 2017 jobs: 36,535
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 8%

7. Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers develop computer programs to control the machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.96
  • 2017 jobs: 26,858
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 11%

8. Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines. Although some windtechs are involved in building new wind turbines, most of their work is in maintaining them, particularly the nacelles, which contain the equipment that generates electricity.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.37
  • 2017 jobs: 5,170
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 50%

9. Reinforcing iron and rebar workers use reinforcing steel (rebar), cables and/or welded wire reinforcing to strengthen the concrete that forms highways, buildings, bridges and other structures.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.63
  • 2017 jobs: 22,305
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 12%

10. Rail car repairers specialize in servicing railroad locomotives, subway cars, and other rolling stock. They usually work for railroad, public and private transit companies, and rail car manufacturers.

  • Average hourly pay: $25.64
  • 2017 jobs: 25,317
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 8%

12. Earth drillers (except oil and gas) operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.04
  • 2017 jobs: 19,096
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 7%

13. Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop. They perform indoor and outdoor work on environmental quality, record observations, test results and document photographs.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.42
  • 2017 jobs: 17,933
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 7%

14. Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.72
  • 2017 jobs: 16,981
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 7%

15. Derrick operators, oil and gas rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

  • Average hourly pay: $24.47
  • 2017 jobs: 14,821
  • 2017-2022 job growth: 7%