Companies That Hire Teens

Here is a list of US-based companies that hire teenagers, along with details like range of wages offered, potential for benefits, etc. ¬†We’re always adding more to this list, and so we’re always open to suggestions!

Company NameClassificationNumber of US LocationsUS RegionApproximate Starting
Wage
Benefits?Notes
7-Eleven
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Convenience Store8,700International$8.57HS Diploma or equivalent Required
A&W
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Food Service1,100+International$9.39Must turn application in to the location
Abercrombie & FitchClothing Retail155International$7.81Must get an application code from a manager to submit online applications. Must be 18 or Older
AeropostaleClothing Retal992Nationwide$8.14Full Time Employees onlyMust be 18 or older
AMC Theatre
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Theater300+NationwideMin. State Requirement
Applebee's
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Food Service1,500+International$4.10 (server)Starting Wage Does not include tips so wage will vary
Arby'sFast Food3,000+International$8.00-$9.00Experienced Fast Food workers may make up to $12.00/hr
Babies R Us
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Retail250International$8.24YesThis Co. has student internships avail. http://www.toysrusinc.com/careers/student-programs/
Barnes & Noble
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Retail797Nationwide$8.00
Baskin RobbinsIce Cream2,800+International$8.10
Ben & Jerry's
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Ice Cream242International$9.07Yes- Includes Health Club and 3 free pints a day!
Best Buy
Retail1,968International$8.74Yes-Full time
Best Western
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Hospitality4,000+International$8.52Can move up in the company or open your own hotel
Big Lots
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Retail1,500+Nationwide$9.00-$10.00Yes-Part and Full Time Employees
BlimpieFast Food622Nationwide$8.80
Bojangles
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Fast Food588South$7.49Yes-Including Scholarships
Boston Market
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Fast Food450+Nationwide$7.91Starts at hourly shift Manager Level
Brinker International
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Food Service1,600+International$10.24 (line cook)After 1 year employement with 30 hours week
Bruegger's Bagels
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Food Service300+Nationwide$8.50
Burger KingFast Food7,436International$8.00The starting wage is under dispute right now
Captain D'sFood Service675South$7.49
Carl's Jr.
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Fast Food1185International$10.00Yes
Carmike Cinemas
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Theater276Nationwide$7.26The theatres target mid-sized non-urban communities
Casey's General Stores
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Convenience Store1,749Midwest$8.40Yes-Full time Employees
CatoRetailMust be 18 years or older to work there.
Chick-Fil-AFast Food1,775Nationwide$8.12
Chuck E. Cheese
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Food Service500+International$7.45
Cinemark
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Theater332International$7.61
Circle KConvenience Store3,300+International$7.90
Claire's
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Retail1,619International$7.75
Clarion Hotel
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HospitalityYes-After working 1 monthMust be 18 years old to work here
Classic Party RentalsService3,245Nationwide$16.83
Cold Stone CreameryIce Cream1,455International$8.65
Country Inn & Suites
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Hospitality471International$8.50
Cousin's Subs
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Fast Food130South$8.00-$9.00
Cracker BarrelFood Service600+Nationwide$8.00yes
CVS
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Pharmacy7,505Nationwide$7.41
Dairy QueenFast Food6,000+International$7.75
Darden Restaurants
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Food Service1,500Nationwide$12(manager training)
Denny's
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Food Service2017International$5.03(server)
Dick's Sporting Goods
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Retail500+Nationwide$8.39
Dillard's
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Retail302Nationwide$10.73
Dollar General
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Retail11,000Nationwide$7.71
Dollar Tree
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Retail4,500+International$7.11
Domino's Pizza
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Pizza5,000International$7.54(driver)
Dunkin' Donuts
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Fast Food7,015International$7.94
Expert Cleaning ServicesService105InternationalThere is not a lot of info on this company.
Food LionGrocery1,300South$7.79Yes-Subject to eligabilityAlso in the Midwest
Foot LockerView ApplicationRetail1,171International$7.30
Fuddruckers
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Food Service180+International$8.34
Gamestop
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Retail4,434International$7.82
Hampton Inn & SuitesHospitality1,900+International$8.75
Hannaford
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Grocery170Northeast$7.40
Hardee's
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Fast Food1,900International$7.33Yes depending on Franchise Owner
Harris Teeter
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Grocery220+South$8.58
Hickory Farms
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Retail5499International$8.56
Holiday Inn
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Hospitality3,223International$8.80
HollisterRetail486International$7.63(model)Must speak with a Manager before applying online
Home Depot
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Retail2,200International$7.92
IHOP
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Food Service1,560International$4.20(server)
In-N-Out Burgers
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Fast Food301West$11.00
Jack in the Box
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Fast Food2,886Nationwide$7.37
Jamba Juice
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Ice Cream752International$8.22
JC Penney
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Retail1,100Nationwide$8.53
Jiffy LubeService1,700+International$8.76
K-Mart
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Retail1,305International$7.63
KFC
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Fast Food14,000International$7.63
Kohl's
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Retail1,200Nationwide$7.98
Kroger
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Grocery2,640South$7.24yes
Levi's
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Retail2,800International$8.67
LGC Hospitality Staffing
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HospitalityNortheast$9
Lil Ceasars
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Pizza3,600+International$7.57
Long John Silver'sFast Food1,265International$7.05
Lowes Foods
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Grocery100+South$7.81
Lowe's Home Improvement
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Retail1,830+International$8.74Yes-Full Time and 90 days employement
Macy's
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Retail800International$7.55yes
Merry Maids
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Service1,351International$8.95
Michael's
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Retail1,100+International$8.08
Nike Store
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Retail33International$9.34yesThey have over 177 factory locations in the US
Outback Steakhouse
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Food Service767Nationwide$3.78(server)
Panera Bread
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Fast Food1,818International$8.35
Papa John's Pizza
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Pizza3,200International$7.11
PETCO
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Retail1,000International$8.72
PetSmart
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Retail1,145International$8.43
Pizza Hut
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Food Service7,355International$7.86
Popeyes
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Fast Food2,000+International$8.02
Publix
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Grocery1,000+South$8.78
Quiznos
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Fast Food2,137International$7.68
Red Lobster
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Food Service700+International$8.66(hostess)
Red Robin
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Food Service460Nationwide$5.28(server)yes
Rita's Italian IceIce Cream560Nationwide$7.99Must apply in person
Ruby Tuesday
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Food Service800International$3.34
Rue 21
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Retail1,000International$7.91
Safeway
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Grocery1,300Nationwide$8.44yes
Sears
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Retail1,320International$8.08
SheratonHospitalityInternational$16.83
Sheetz
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Convenience Store437South8.75(2011)
Shoney's
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Food Service1,400+South$7.50(cook)South and Northeast Locations
Smoothie King
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Ice Cream549International$7.61
Sonic Drive-In
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Fast Food3,500+International$7.29
Stanley Steemer
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Service300+Nationwide$8.00
Staples
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Retail1,846International$7.62
StarbucksFast Food11,100International$9.00
Steak n Shake
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Fast Food512International$7.80
Subway
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Fast Food23,336International$7.80
Taco Bell
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Fast Food6,000International$7.79
Taco TimeFast Food300+International$9.77
Target
Retail1,000+International$8.41
TGI Fridays
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Food Service280International$4.70(server)Yes-Plus they have a traveling/work program
The Fresh Market
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Grocery150+Nationwide$8.05after 60 days employment and 30 hours a week
TJX Stores
Retail3,215International$7.80
Toys "R" UsRetail715International$8.08
Travel Centers of America
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Service165Nationwide$16
Tru GreenService60Nationwide$12.50HS Diploma and some must be 21 years of age
Urban Outfitters
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Retail1,400International$8.77-$9.43Must be 18 years unless prohibited by law
UPS
Service4,700Nationwide$9.91-$11.31Must be 18 years or have HS diploma
Wal-Mart
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Retail11,000International$8.55
Walgreens
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Pharmacy8,295International$8.37Yes
Wendy's
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Fast Food6,560International$7.72
White Castle
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Fast Food400+Midwest$7.71YesThere are locations in the Northeast as well
Whole Foods
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Grocery1,200+International$9.81Yes-Must work 20+ hours a week
Winn Dixie
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Grocery548South$8.11Yes- Not as many with part time, but still available
Zaxby's
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Food Service581South$7.00

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