Employment opportunities for international students are practical but in high demand. Students should not plan on earning substantial money from a part-time job to help pay for your studies. However, if you are looking for a supplement for your personal spending, this may be the best choice for you.
On campus: Though international students are allowed to work on campus, there is great interest from all students for these jobs. Due to the high demand for on campus employment, there is a lot of competition for these positions. Students with good academic standing have a better chance at acquiring these types of jobs. You will usually be paid the student minimum wage for this work which can range from cleaning to office work.
Off campus: It may be possible to for students to find off-campus employment; however, your hours of work and rate of pay are subject to strict regulatory guidelines. It requires approval from US Immigration & Naturalization Service. This approval can be difficult to get and depends on a special need shown by the applicant for supplementary funds.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 however, this number flexible from state to state, the majority of states pay higher than this but there are exceptions. Please be sure to check the minimum wage for your state and make sure to enquire with any potential jobs you are interviewing for.