All of my sons started working the summer before they started the 11th grade. They worked during the school year and averaged 15-25 hours during the school year and 30-40 hours a week during school breaks so they averaged $80-$250 a week. They worked less hours during football and track seasons for 2, during football & baseball seasons for 1 and during football, track drama for one drama for another. They had to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA to continue working (and to conitue to be able to drive) since they had practices. All of mine had bills to pay while they worked (car insurance, cell phone & gas for their cars which was about $250 a month all totalled) and when they had money to save they did. How much they saved varied since their pay varied. They saved for when they couldn't work many hours, for the things they wanted & so that when they started college they'd have money for their bills & extras.
at 8:38 PM on Dec. 11, 2010