One of the most common myths about remote jobs is that they’re all low-level or low-paying. The reality, though, is that there are many professional-level, high-paying, high-quality remote jobs. Flexjobs highlights 15 of those remote jobs with salaries of $100,000 or more, hiring now.
Are you considering a new job? You’re not alone—it’s a great time to make a change. With wages, salaries, and benefits rising at the fastest rate in a decade, many workers are leveraging the tight labor market to explore new job opportunities. In fact, according to a new survey, most workers making more than $100,000 are planning to quit their jobs within a year.
The number of people who have quit a job due to lack of flexibility has also doubled from 17% in 2014 to 34% in 2018. Given this environment, FlexJobs has identified 15 remote jobs with annual salaries of $100,000 or more to help job seekers explore the variety of six-figure remote positions available in today’s professional job market.
15 Remote Jobs with Salaries of $100,000 or More
Each of the 15 jobs listed, ordered by highest-paying, meets the following criteria:
- The job is a full-time position.
- The job offers remote work options.
- The job is professional-level, requiring advanced experience and education.
- The job pays at least $100,000 annually, according to the actual job posting from the company.
- The job was actively listed in the FlexJobs database as of November 12, 2018.
1. State Health Associate Commissioner
Salary listed: $160,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Public Health District Director
2. Business Development Director
Related work-from-home job titles: Director of Business Development; Business Development Manager; Associate Director – Business Development
3. Mobile Lead
Related work-from-home job titles: Mobile Developer; Mobile Engineer; Mobile App Developer
4. Technical Lead – Android or iOS
Salary listed: $140,000–$200,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Android Engineer; Android Application Development Advisor; Senior Android Engineer
5. Curriculum Lead
Salary listed: $130,000–$150,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Curriculum Development Specialist; Managing Editor – Mathematics Grades K-8; Director – Product Marketing, K-12 Literacy
6. User Researcher
Related work-from-home job titles: User Experience (UX) Researcher; Qualitative User Experience Researcher; Senior User Experience Researcher
7. Deputy CIO for Information Security and Operations
Salary listed:up to $125,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Senior Information Security Engineer; Lead Information Security Engineer; Information Systems Security Officer; Director of Security and Data Privacy
8. Venture Fund Senior Tax Accountant
Salary listed: $120,000–$200,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Director of Business Tax Audit; Senior Tax Accountant; Certified Public Accountant – Trader Tax Compliance
9. Lead Data Engineer
Related work-from-home job titles: Technical Lead – Data Engineering; Engineering Team Lead; Principal Software Engineer
10. Senior Manager, Demand Generation
Related work-from-home job titles: Demand Generation Manager – Director; Vice President, Global Demand Generation; Director of Demand Generation
11. Manager of Transit Planning and Corridor Development
Salary listed:up to $110,000
Related work-from-home job titles: Statewide Transit Planner; Design Build Design Manager – Rail, Transit
12. Engineering Manager
Related work-from-home job titles: Project Engineer/Project Manager; Director of Engineering; Engineering Manager – Product
13. Full Stack Software Engineer
14. Head of Community Marketing
Related work-from-home job titles: Community Growth Lead; Marketing Lead; Head of Marketing; Head of Growth
15. Workers Compensation Defense Attorney
Related work-from-home job titles: Associate Attorney; EMEA Senior Corporate Counsel Employment Law; Liability Defense Attorney
Along with the myth that remote jobs are generally low-paying and low-level, another common myth is that even the good ones must pay less than in-office jobs. However, the average remote worker earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker. And work flexibility appeals to highly educated and experienced workers. A whole 78% of respondents to FlexJobs’ 7th annual survey of 3,000 workers had at least a college degree, and 32% were manager level or higher.
While most of the jobs listed above are for senior-level positions, remote jobs are also available for people at the entry-level, experienced, and manager levels of their careers. As more companies adopt remote work policies, there are growing opportunities for meaningful careers across industries to be done while working from home. And with today’s tight labor market, highly qualified professionals are in a prime position to land a high-paying job that includes highly coveted remote work options.
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