10. Clinical Trial or Medical Testing Participant
Average Salary: $400 to $2,000/trial
Scientists are always searching for volunteers to participate in clinical trials and medical testing for new vaccines, medications and treatments. Not all trials pay, but many do compensate participants as a recruitment incentive.
Still, individuals should realize that they are participating at their own risk. According to an article in the International Business Times, the FDA warns that “financial incentives are most often used when health benefits to subjects are remote or nonexistent.”
You can find medical testing opportunities online at ClinicalTrials.gov.