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Summer jobs could pay more this year

New Career Builder survey released

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DETROIT – Finding a summer job that pays well may be easier this year.

An annual survey by Career Builder finds 53 percent of employers offering summer jobs this year have openings that pay $15 or more per hour.

That's well above the Federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Seventy-two percent will pay their summer hires an average of $10 or more per hour. That's up from 64 percent last year.

While summer jobs are commonly associated with recreation and outdoors work, companies are hiring for a variety of professional and support positions, including customer service and office support.

The survey also found that a wide majority of employers, as much as 77 percent, will consider some summer hires for permanent positions.