Are you tired sitting behind that desk?
Do you feel your right foot twitching all day, imagining you’re behind the wheel pressing on the pedal?
Miss that wind in your hair and rumble of the pavement?
There are a ton of jobs out there that involve driving; So, quit your desk job and let’s get you behind the wheel.
These are 8 of the most fun driving jobs that you could actually work.
The next best thing to being rich and famous is being able to drive rich and famous people around and being a witness to their extravagant lifestyles.
Being a chauffeur to celebrities gives you the opportunity to interact with some of the biggest stars in the world on a daily basis. Plus when you tell your normal friends that you’ve been busting around Denzel Washington and Katy Perry you just get to watch their eyes pop out of their head. Sure once in a while you’re going to get a celeb that’s not exactly polite,
I’m talking to you Ellen DeGeneres (apparently she’s got quite the mean streak).
If you play your cards right you may even get yourself invited to a couple of those glitzy Hollywood parties. Even if you don’t get yourself into the inner circle of Hollywood you will be raking in the dough because on average you’ll be making between $100,000 – $150,000 a year.
That is a lot of change and it’s pretty sweet you get paid to drive people around and keep your car stocked with champagne.
If you’re lucky you might even be able to drive around a swanky set of wheels like a Maybach or a Rolls Royce. There’s definitely perks to hanging around the Hollywood elite.
Race car test driver
But if you could care less about meeting celebs and you’d rather go fast in some sick whips this next job might be the one for you.
Maybe you’ve given up your childhood dream of becoming a formula one racing driver. But if you still dream about blazing down the track in a formula one speed machine, you may be in luck being a race car test driver. This could be an achievable goal if you play your cards right, but if you want to get this job you’re going to have to have some serious connections and history in driving extreme vehicles.
There’s a lot of misconceptions about what a race car test driver actually does. You don’t just hope in behind the wheel and go pedal to the metal. That’s what those car experiences are for.
This job actually requires methodical testing of every aspect of the vehicle at every speed. There are definitely times when you get to test the full speed and feel the G-force is just pressing against your face.
Test drivers for consumer cars make between £50,000 to £60,000 a year but if you’re testing a formula one race car you’ll be making at least twice that.
For me, I’d be paying to drive one of those race cars so getting paid to drive one would be like the ultimate dream job. Dare I say ideal dream job.
This isn’t quite as glamorous as whipping around in race cars but it’s definitely fun and extremely achievable. Here’s a job that it seems like pretty much anyone and everyone has had at some point in their life. Pizza delivery isn’t exactly the most glamorous job in the world but most of my friends that have delivered pizzas in their early life really have enjoyed it.
Just think about it you get to drive around all day, listen to your music on full blast and get to know the streets of your city. Plus one of the perks is that you’re going to be able to eat some free pizza if you have a good relationship with your boss.
If you do get pulled over by the police, you could probably make a pretty good case that you’re running late for a delivery and get out of that speeding fine
Pro tip: I’ve heard that if you carry an extra pizza specifically for this issue you’re going to have a clean driving license plus the smells are free.
I think that we can all agree that pizza delivery is a bomb job for sure.
This next job instead gives you the opportunity to hop behind the wheel of some of the coolest and rarest cars to ever exist.
This job involves very little driving but when you are driving it might be in some of the rarest rides in the world. Auto auctioneers mostly just sell cars at auction but someone’s got to drive those cars from the lot to the auction stage.
That person could be YOU!
Just imagine being the guy that got to drive the Dusenberg SSJ onto the stage right before it sold for $22m
Just being able to put your hands on the steering wheel of a car that expensive must be like car heaven. Not to mention that you get to see some of the coolest cars in the world go up for auction and witness the incredible prices that some people are willing to pay. If you love cars, a car auctioneer probably is a dream job for you.
Pet taxi driver
If you’re more into animals like then you’re going to be smitten for this next gig. You’ve probably never even heard of this job before but if you’re an animal lover you definitely need to take a good hard look into being a pet taxi driver. Imagine that you have a pet that needs to get to the vet and you don’t have a car who you going to call? That would be a pet taxi.
They’ll take your pet to and from the vet and make sure it gets the care it needs.
If you like animals and you want to help save some lives while getting paid for it, check out being a pet taxi driver the job pays around £60,000 a year on average and you get to spend every minute of your work day in the presence of cats, dogs, monkeys and maybe even a couple of sharks?
This next job won’t involve any close encounters with exotic animals but you may get to drive some seriously swanky vehicles.
I know that it’s probably no one’s dream job to be a valet but there are some pretty fun perks to the job if you’re working at, say, The Ritz Carlton or some Michelin star restaurant. There are going to be some super expensive rides pulling up.
If you’re like me you’d give pretty much anything to drive a new Rolls Royce or Bugatti even if it’s just for like 60 seconds. If you’re a valet at a nice place that literally is your job description.
As far as salary goes it’s going to depend on what kind of place you work at and what part of the country you’re based in. If you end up valeting in an upscale spot you could be raking in a ton of money in tips and you might even be able to drive a famous person’s car if you’re lucky.
How cool would it be to say that you have driven Samuel L Jackson’s Lamborghini LP 570 or Stormzy’s G Wagon. You may not like those funny hats that you sometimes have to wear but the rest of the gig sure sounds like a lot of fun.
If you really love the act of driving and you like person-to-person interaction you might want to check out this next job. With increased popularity of apps like Uber and Lyft, there’s nearly endless demand for drivers. So if you’re down to spend your whole day being behind the wheel and talking to strangers download an app and get driving. Rideshare drivers usually make between £13 – £17 an hour which is definitely a liveable wage but if you don’t want to drive full time.
There are plenty of people out there actually drive on their days off to get a little extra spending cash. Plus the life of an Uber driver is definitely interesting you get to meet some crazy characters, have some enlightening conversations and drive around all day in whatever car you choose.
Unfortunately choose wisely though because you’ve got to maintain that car. If you’re that kind of person that loves feeling the wind in your face as you’re cruising down the highway and you revel in conversation with anyone and everyone then driving Uber or Lyft might be the perfect side hustle.
Airport luggage delivery
The next job involves a lot of driving but not the kind of car you might be thinking.
Have you ever been sitting on a plane waiting to take off absent-mindedly looking out the window when all of a sudden you notice a guy driving a huge train of trailers full of luggage.
What’s not to like about that job? you get to burn down the airport runway operating a sweet vehicle full of people’s bags and the best part is you never have to interact with angry customers in the event that you do lose one of those bags.
If you work this job you’re probably not living in a mansion but you will make a solid living and get some awesome benefits these guys make roughly between £30,000 – £50,000 a year. And you get all the discounts that you could ever want at all the airport restaurants and bars.
That means after your shift you can get your discounted Big Mac’s and Pizza’s. Even with the discount you’re probably paying a little bit more than you would at a normal restaurant but still it’s always fun to get a discount.