Before you go: While this is a work programme, you must come to the USA with enough funds to pay for your initial expenses and to support yourself until you receive your first pay cheque (which could take up to 2 wks.) There will be many set up costs, such as housing deposits, costs of uniforms, travel to employer expenses, etc. We recommend you have $900 if housing is provided by your employer and $1500 if no housing is provided.
The following is an average of how much you can earn and how much you will need for housing, food and transportation while in the U.S.
Salary based on 40 hours/wk $800-$1200/month (many jobs also provide bonuses and tips)
Please remember that these are only averages. If you work longer or shorter hours or if you choose to have a second job, your monthly income will increase or decrease proportionally. Hourly wages and housing costs will vary greatly depending on the employer and the location.
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