Your salary will either be posted on the job offer or negotiated directly with the employer. All employers must pay you at least the legal Federal minimum wage (currently $7.25/hour).
Seasonal jobs are generally paid an hourly salary rate ranging between US$7.25 and $20 per hour plus tips that vary from 10% to 20% of the total client bill. By accepting a summer job with tip-earning possibilities, you can significantly increase your monthly earnings.
Even if the initial investment (program fees, visa fees and plane ticket) seems high, you will cover it in a short amount of time and make extra money for living, having fun and travelling! For example :
Telluride Ski & Golf Resort (employer listed on the Coolworks website)
Monthly Salary (tips not included) : $20/hr (40 hours per week) = $3200 per month
Housing and Board are provided by the employer either at no charge or at a very low cost
|Program Fees :||£770 for 5 months, insurance and SEVIS fees included|
|Visa Fee :||£130 (approx conversion of US$160)|
|Total Fees :||£900|
The price of your plane ticket, ranging from £600 to £1000 depending on the season and destination, will have to be added to the total fees above. It should therefore take you between 6 and 10 weeks at most to cover your initial investment and travel costs.