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UPDATED: May 19, 2022

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The lowdown...

  • For many part-time employees, healthcare may seem out of reach
  • Our list factors the number of benefits, average pay, and minimum hours to show which part-time jobs are most desirable
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that there were 5.3 million part-timers in the U.S.

Healthcare is crucial, but many people wonder whether they qualify for coverage and end up going without it. One group of people for whom this typically applies is part-time employees.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines part-time employees as people who work 1 to 34 hours each week. As of April 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that there were 5.3 million part-timers in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics further explained that these individuals, many of whom would have preferred full-time employment, were working part-time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find full-time positions.

Countless scenarios exist for individuals who work part-time. These people could be stringing together multiple part-time positions to make ends meet, or they may work less than 30 hours per week while attending school or raising a family.

In 2015, full-time, year-round workers were more likely to be covered by health insurance than the population who worked less than full-time.

While it may not be legally required to offer health benefits to part-time employees, it can be a positive business practice. Part-time benefits can boost recruitment efforts and support employee productivity and retention.

Ultimately, offering medical benefits to part-time employees lets those individuals know that their health and well-being is a serious priority for the company.

As of 2017, it seems as though some employers are getting the message that offering benefits to part-time employees boosts morale.

If you are a part-time employee currently searching for a job that offers health insurance, we have gathered together the top 21 part-time jobs that offer it along with other benefits. Applying for health insurance through a job can be incredibly satisfying.

We have a free comparison tool that will let you compare quotes from different companies.


We ranked all 21 companies from the least desirable place to work to the most desirable by three major factors.

The three major ranking factors are as follows (from most to least important):

  1. Number of benefits included
  2. Average hourly pay
  3. Minimum required hours

Regardless of a company’s ranking on our list (number one is the most desirable place to work) each has the potential to offer part-time employees more benefit opportunity than they might have now.

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Top 21 Part-Time Jobs with Health Insurance

Each of the companies below has a unique way in which to offer healthcare and additional benefits to its employees. Read more about each company to learn whether you should consider a job change in the near future.

#21 – Barnes & Noble

Founded: 1886
Average Hourly Pay: $15

Barnes & Noble is a Fortune 500 company and the largest retail bookseller in the United States. As of January 6, 2017, the company operates 638 retail stores in all 50 states.

Barnes & Noble currently offers the following health insurance options and additional benefits to part-time employees:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • PTO accrual
  • 401k investment options

#20 – Lands’ End

Founded: 1963
Average Hourly Pay: $17

Lands’ End began as a sailboat equipment company in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. As the business became successful, it expanded into general clothing, luggage, and home furnishings, and it moved to Dodgeville, Wisconsin in 1978.

Like Barnes & Noble, this company offers four benefits to part-time employees but no medical insurance, though Lands’ End does offer childcare.

#19 – Wegmans

Founded: 1916
Average Hourly Pay: $13

Wegmans has consistently been named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 best companies to work for.” In 2016, Wegmans was dubbed America’s Favorite Supermarket based on a consumer study by Market Force Information.

The company offers medical and dental coverage, though they are at the bottom of the list when it comes to hourly pay rates for employees.

But the company’s employee scholarship program provides $4.5 million in tuition assistance to employees each year, which is reason enough for many to choose to work for Wegmans.

#18 – U-Haul

Founded: 1945
Average Hourly Pay: $14

U-Haul was founded in 1945, and by the end of 1959, the U-Haul trailer fleet consisted of 42,600 trailers. Today, U-Haul boasts the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry that includes trucks, trailers, and towing devices.

U-Haul offers medical insurance and other benefits to its employees, including limited medical, dental, and vision coverage upon being hired and then 401k and stock options after employees have worked there for more than one year.

#17 – Aldi

Founded: 1961
Average Hourly Pay: $19Founded by the Albrecht family, the first Aldi store opened in 1961 in Germany, making Aldi the first discounter in the world. In 1976, Aldi opened its first U.S. store in Iowa.

Aldi is now headquartered in Batavia, Illinois and has more than 1,600 stores across 35 states.

Aldi offers several benefits to part-time employees, though some of these benefits come with requirements. For example, full medical coverage is only available to individuals who work 25 hours a week or more.

In contrast, it is only mandatory for a person to work two hours a week to participate in the company’s 401k plan.

#16 – Trader Joe’s

Founded: 1958
Average Hourly Pay: $14

Trader Joe’s was founded by and named after Joseph “Joe” Coulombe. Coulombe is said to have developed the idea of the Trader Joe’s South Seas (Polynesian) motif while on vacation in the Caribbean.

As of February 16, 2017, Trader Joe’s has 462 stores nationwide in 41 states and in Washington, D.C. Trader Joe’s offers its part-time employees the following benefits:

  • Medical Coverage (to those who work 30+ hours per week)
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401k Investment Options

#15 – In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger is an American regional fast food chain primarily located in the American Southwest and Pacific coast. The restaurant was the first drive-thru hamburger stand in California.

Overall, the In-N-Out chain has developed a highly loyal customer base and has been rated as one of the top fast food restaurants in several customer satisfaction surveys.

While the company does not offer medical insurance, there are several reasons you might consider them as an employer. They offer flexible schedules, allow employees to eat and drink for free on the days they work, and only require 10 hours of work a week to qualify for available benefits.

#14 – Home Depot

Founded: 1978
Average Hourly Pay: $15

The first two Home Depot stores opened in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, Home Depot has grown to more than 2,200 stores in three countries.

For any of their six available benefits, Home Depot offers employees the option to include dependents in their coverage. Unfortunately, the company does not offer medical insurance to part-time employees.

#13 – The Container Store

Founded: 1978
Average Hourly Pay: $19

The Container Store has made Fortunes list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in each of the past 17 years through 2016. As of May 2016, the Container Store has 80 locations, with plans to open several stores in the following months.

The company offers these benefits to its part-time employees:

  • Medical coverage
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • 24-hour employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Pet insurance

#12 – JPMorgan Chase

Founded: 2000
Average Hourly Pay: $25

JPMorgan Chase is a U.S. multinational banking and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City.

It is the largest bank in the United States, the world’s third-largest bank by total assets (with total assets of roughly $2.5 trillion), and the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization.

JPMorgan boasts the highest paying salary on our list, and the company offers health and life insurance — among other benefits — to its part-time employees upon 60 days of employment.

#11 – REI

Founded: 1938
Average Hourly Pay: $14

Recreational Equipment, Inc., commonly known as REI, is an American retail and outdoor recreation services corporation. REI also offers services such as outdoor-oriented vacations and courses. Today, the company operates 149 retail stores in 36 states.

REI offers many benefits to its part-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k options, life insurance, disability insurance, and accrual of time for PTO.

Most of these benefits require an employee to work at least 20 hours a week, but some benefits don’t even have that stipulation; additionally, employees are not even required to contribute their own pay to get a 401k.

Lastly, depending on how many hours you work, there are more advantages toward medical insurance:

  • 20 hrs/wk – REI pays 60 percent of premiums; dental and vision are paid out of pocket
  • 20+hrs/wk – REI pays 85 percent of premiums for medical and dental coverage

#10 – Lowe’s

Founded: 1946
Average Hourly Pay: $15

Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the Lowe’s chain has 1,840 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and is a Fortune 500 company.

Part-time employees are immediately eligible for health insurance, though they have to pay 100 percent of the cost of coverage for their first year of employment. After the first year, Lowe’s pays 60 percent of employees’ costs and 57.5 percent of dependent costs.

Lowe’s also offers life, auto, and homeowner’s insurance, along with 401k and stock options to its part-time staff.

#9 – Gap

Founded: 1969
Average Hourly Pay: $15

Since opening in 1969, Gap Inc. has become the largest specialty retailer in the United States and is third in total international locations, behind Inditex Group and H&M.

Gap places a huge emphasis on medical insurance for its employees, including part-time, seasonal, and temporary workers. There is no minimum hour requirement to gain access to medical insurance.

The company also offers several other benefits, including:

  • Adoption assistance reimbursement
  • Family care (pets included)
  • Commuter program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Home mortgage program
  • Private counseling resources
  • On-Site health and wellness clinics
  • Telemedicine (video visits with a doctor through Amwell)

#8 – Staples

Founded: 1986
Average Hourly Pay: $18

Staples, Inc. is an American multinational office supply retailing corporation, with over 1,500 stores in North America.

Staples offers many benefits to its part-time employees, with access to affordable healthcare being one of them.

Though employees cannot enroll in health insurance through the company until they have worked for Staples for more than six months, they are able to include their spouses and children in their coverage plans.

Interestingly, employees living in Massachusetts, North Dakota, New Hampshire, and Washington are not able to get health benefits, but they do receive a higher pay.

#7 – Whole Foods

Founded: 1980
Average Hourly Pay: $19

Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin, Texas when four local businesspeople decided the natural foods industry was ready for a supermarket format. The original Whole Foods Market opened with a staff of only 19 people, was an immediate success, and grew into what it is today.

Whole Foods offers healthcare, vision, and dental coverage, 401k and stock options, and life insurance to its part-time employees. In addition, the company also offers several unique perks, including:

  • Free massage therapy
  • Free yoga
  • Free language classes
  • A dependent care reimbursement plan
  • HSA options
  • A “personal wellness” program

#6 – IKEA

Founded: 1943
Average Hourly Pay: $14

IKEA is a multinational group headquartered in the Netherlands, that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories. As of December 2016, IKEA owns and operates 392 stores in 48 countries.

IKEA has been named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” and has been honored with the “Family Champion Award.” One reason for this honor is that part-time employees are given one week of paid maternity/paternity leave for birth or adoption.

The total benefits that IKEA offers are a major incentive for why someone might consider working for this company, and you can see the full list of benefits here.

#5 – Starbucks

Founded: 1971
Average Hourly Pay: $17

The first Starbucks opened in Seattle, Washington by three partners: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegl, and writer Gordon Bowker, who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco.

As of November 2016, Starbucks operates 23,768 locations worldwide.

The company offers health, vision, and dental coverage; life insurance; disability; mental health support; adoption expense reimbursement; and an emergency assistance fund.

Specifically for health coverage, the company offers:

  • Full coverage for preventative care
  • Healthcare for dependents
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathic care
  • Chiropractic care

#4 – Nike

Founded: 1964
Average Hourly Pay: $19

Nike was founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and it officially became Nike, Inc. in 1971.

It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. In 2014, the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.

Nike offers countless benefits to part-time employees. For medical coverage, Nike’s part-time employees can get a $1,000 deductible with 80 percent coverage above that amount. Most benefits, however, are only available after one year of employment.

#3 – Allegis Group

Founded: 1983
Average Hourly Pay: $19

Allegis Group, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, is one of the largest privately held staffing companies in the world, with $4.88 billion in revenues in 2009.

Allegis Group takes pride in its full-time and part-time employees, offering them a comprehensive benefits program.

In addition to a wide range of health coverage and benefits, Allegis also offers:

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • College savings plan
  • Accrued PTO
  • HSA options

#2 – Costco

Founded: 1983
Average Hourly Pay: $21

Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries and has been named by Washington CEO Magazine as one of the top three companies to work for in the state of Washington.

Costco offers a wide variety of benefits to its employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k investment options, life insurance, stock options, and savings plans for health, college, and retirement.

Through Costco, part-time employees can take advantage of the fact that employee-paid premiums for insurance coverage are withheld pre-tax.

In addition, Costco also offers:

  • Dependent care assistance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Overtime pay

All of these options are available to any employee who works 10 or more hours a week. It’s no wonder that 88 percent of all Costco employees participate in a health and/or retirement plan.

#1 – UPS

Founded: 1907
Average Hourly Pay: $21

United Parcel Service (UPS) is the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions. The company delivers more than 15 million packages per day to more than 7.9 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

UPS offers benefits similar to those offered by Costco, and the company also offers an Eldercare Spending Account.

UPS sets itself apart from every other company on our list, especially in the medical coverage department, as part-time workers pay nothing out-of-pocket to receive health insurance benefits.

All company benefits are available after an employee has worked for UPS for 30 days. Ultimately, UPS is #1 on our list of Part-Time Jobs with Health Insurance due to the three high-ranking factors:

  • High hourly pay of $21
  • Largest amount of employees/opportunities for coverage (434,000 employees)
  • Only one hour of work per week required to qualify for coverage

Which option fits you best?

If you are looking for a part-time job but worry about health insurance, many of the aforementioned companies would be a great option. Health insurance is important, as are other benefits and insurance options that you could potentially take advantage of.

After you thoroughly check out our list, assess which company and coverage option would be the best fit for you. Joining the workforce is stressful enough, but add in trying to find proper health plans and it can become overwhelming. There are plenty of strategies that people can use in order to find out what type of benefits come with a job, but it’s usually best to be straightforward about it. If a company doesn’t offer the policy you’re looking for, you may want to continue looking.

Don’t forget about our comparison tool, which will help you to compare quotes from various companies.