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Since I am new to applying to seasonal jobs. Could anyone share what would be a good start "hourly rate" 

I don't want to kill my opportunity by setting my hourly too high, and definitely not too low.  I am worth something ya know.

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With my experiences seasonal  jobs usually start you off at $7.50 to $8.00 hr  based off your experiences. Yellow Stone started me of at 7.50 and moved me up to 8.25 with a promotion depends on the season and company to .

I always dislike that question on applications.  Good thing many do not ask it.

And yours is a bit more complicated...  First of all, general experiences overall, specific experience recently.  Second, the jobs vary quite a bit.  Now most of them are going to be in the general hotel-resort-restaurant-tourism service jobs...but even that has to be broken down.

Then you have to determine where.  In my experiences non-park seasonal pays a bit more than inside parks.  And bigger parks pay slightly less than smaller parks.  One of the lowest tends to be first seasons at a new ski area.  But not always.  Then is it a tipped job, or a usually non-tipped position...and then is it within a state that has a variation within that scale...you might be surprised to see all the possible combos.  While you're at that, minimum wages vary...and technically if you work inside a national park it is possible to not get overtime until 56, many use 48-hours, some have 40...

Then determine how many perks are included.  Most have some kind of food and housing arrangements.  Many of some kind of payment needed.  Some are actually provided free.  Some places have payments for most, but some positions especially management have it included.  There are other perks at various other jobs too...trips, fishing, golf, horses for examples.

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