ETS is a company that pays people to score tests for various educational institutions both online and on-site, but in this post I'm going to focus on the ETS scoring jobs because it's an excellent way to make some money from home if you're qualified to score for the company.
The work you do for ETS is very similar to what you do for Pearson and other test scoring companies whom I recently posted about. ETS has been around since 1947, and if you work for them, you'll have the opportunity to score all kinds of tests and assessments, possibly even SAT results.
How much does ETS pay home raters?
The pay rate varies depending on what tests you're scoring. Each type of test is considered a different project, and you have to apply to become certified for each one.
Pay rates are not given on the website, but various forum posts I have read indicate that most people earn more than $10/hour and in some cases as much as $20/hour and more. This is an opportunity that can be considered more than just extra money — what you will receive could be comparable to what you would earn with a job outside the home if you're signing up for enough hours, but it's also a great way to make extra money online if you don't have time to commit to it fully.
The company will pay you for your training time, which is fairly short from what I understand. Typically about one day.
Related: Here are some more companies that pay $10 an hour and up.
How and when does ETS pay?
ETS pays via direct deposit to your bank account twice monthly. They used to pay via paper check, but I'm not sure if they still offer this option.
What are the requirements for ETS scoring jobs?
As stated above, this depends on the tests you're signing up to score. The vast majority require that you have either teaching experience or some college. Your best bet for determining whether or not you can apply is to visit their list of currently available online scoring opportunities and read the requirements for each one.
IS ETS Open Worldwide?
The ETS scoring positions are available to US residents only. If you're not in the US and you're striking out finding a work at home job, this page with a list of job search resources for people outside the US may help.
How flexible are the hours?
With most ETS scoring jobs, you have to pick out shifts to work, so this is semi-flexible. You need to stick to the hours you commit yourself to if possible. Many projects require that you sign up for a minimum of four hours at a time for each shift.
Browsing through the ETS reviews on Glassdoor from former workers, you'll see complaints regarding scheduling. Many former workers said shifts are inconsistent and canceled without notice.
What about taxes?
You work for ETS as an employee, not an independent contractor. They deduct taxes from your paychecks.
How do you apply for ETS scoring jobs?
To me, this sounds like an excellent opportunity to earn money online if you're qualified to do any of the work. The pay is decent and people seem very happy with the job. If you want to check out what ETS scoring jobs are available and start your application, you can follow this link to sign up.
Additionally, I recommend checking out their FAQ here with lots more detailed information on the position.
I'd also recommend reading through the comments below. You'll find lots of great insight into how this works.
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