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Tesla is hiring test drivers to take its cars on real-world road tests — here's how to apply and how much you could earn

The positions listed are for a variety of locations across the United States.


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Tesla is hiring people to drive its electric vehicles (EVs) around this summer, according to reporting from EV news site Electrek.

The popular EV manufacturer has posted a job listing for a three-month-long position that will pay between $17 and $43 per hour, according to one of the listings on Tesla's website. However, Tesla employees sharing information on Glassdoor apparently narrowed that figure down to $20 to $29.

The listing reads: 

"We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter to join our vehicle data collection team. The Vehicle Operator role is responsible for capturing high-quality data that will contribute to the improvement of our vehicles' performance. 

This role requires a high level of flexibility, attention to detail, and [the] ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Day/night shift positions available.

This is an at-will, temporary position. The assignment is expected to last 3 months." 

The only experience required is four years of being a licensed driver (sorry, teenagers) along with a "clean driving record and safe driving habits," "excellent attention to detail and highly observational," and the ability to read and write English and use a computer.

The purpose of the job, according to Arena EV, is to test out Tesla's Autopilot and Full Self Driving systems. 

The positions listed are for a variety of locations across the United States, including Elgin, Illinois; Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; Draper, Utah; Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Bellevue, Washington; Marina Del Rey, California; Miami, Florida; Boynton Beach, Florida; Roswell, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; Tempe, Arizona; Farmer's Branch, Texas; and Peabody, Massachusetts. There are also a few listings in Canada: in Richmond Hill, Ontario; Mississauga, Ontario; and Saint Bruno, Quebec.

Though Tesla had previously boasted about collecting all the data it needs for free from its existing customers, it also has a history of occasionally hiring test drivers, as Electrek pointed out.

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