Tesla will pay you $48 per hour to drive its cars

Published on Jul 17, 2023 at 6:01 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Jul 28, 2023 at 4:50 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Tesla will pay you $48 per hour to drive its cars

If you like driving and want to get paid for it, this could be your dream job.

Tesla is actually hiring people to drive its cars around this summer.

Why? Because it needs to record and analyze data about its vehicles.

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It may only be a temporary job lasting three months, but it pays pretty well.

The salary for a ‘Seasonal Vehicle Operator’ ranges from $18 to $48 an hour.

Even though the position is temporary and at-will, full-time benefits are still offered including 401K contributions and health insurance.

There’s even daytime and nightime shifts available, too.

So, what does the role actually involve?

“The vehicle operator role is responsible for capturing high-quality data that will contribute to the improvement of our vehicles’ performance,” the job ad reads.

Obligations range from analzying and reporting on data, writing daily drive reports, checking for safety, and providing feedback to Tesla about findings. 

Despite being advertised as an “entry level’ role, there are certain conditions that need to be met. 

For starters, you need a valid driver’s license and must be insured, which is pretty obvious.

They’re asking that you also have excellent attention to detail, excellent written and spoken English, excellent PC skills, and familiarity with driver assistance systems.

Clearly, plenty of people think they have what it takes, as more than 3,600 people have applied for the position already.

It’s interesting to see Tesla advertising for this kind of position, especially considering the company has made mass layoffs since the beginning of 2023.

That being said, Tesla is known to pay its employees very well, with a recent report showing that only five of 184 new hires were given a salary less than six figures.

This job isn’t paying quite that much, but getting paid to drive a Tesla doesn’t sound like too bad of a job.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.