Working from home is the dream of millions who commute to their job every day. Fortunately, lucrative opportunities abound — especially for those with a lot of education and experience.
Recently, FlexJobs — a jobs board that specializes in openings for remote and other flexible positions — compiled a list of 26 work-from-home jobs that pay $100,000 or more. These positions fall under eight career categories, and were based on salary ranges from PayScale:
Project/product manager jobs
- Product manager: $54,000 to $121,000
- Project manager, operations: $47,000 to $107,000
- Senior project manager, IT: $84,000 to $145,000
Sales and business development jobs
- Business development manager: $44,000 to $121,000
- Channel sales manager: $50,000 to $124,000
- Senior account manager: $49,000 to $110,000
- Senior sales executive: $44,000 to $131,000
Software developer jobs
- Front-end developer: $46,000 to $107,000
- Java developer: $50,000 to $103,000
- Mobile developer: $49,000 to $112,000
- Marketing communications director: $47,000 to $136,000
- Marketing director: $46,000 to $149,000
- Senior product marketing manager: $86,000 to $156,000
- Vice president of marketing: $84,000 to $202,000
Computer security jobs
- Cyber security analyst: $51,000 to $117,000
- Privacy officer: $50,000 to $140,000
- Security consultant: $56,000 to $134,000
- Clinical trial manager: $65,000 to $132,000
- Medical director: $119,000 to $301,000
- Psychologist: $48,000 to $113,000
Computer and IT jobs
- Cloud architect: $69,000 to $164,000
- Senior solutions architect: $97,000 to $166,000
- Technical support manager: $50,000 to $118,000
- Research engineer: $58,000 to $119,000
- Senior systems engineer: $78,000 to $140,000
- Software engineer: $60,000 to $124,000
Finding a great work-from-home job
Now that you know about some of the best-paying positions, it’s time to find companies that are hiring for work-from-home roles. You’ll find a list in “The Top 15 Companies Hiring for Fully Remote Jobs.”
If you find a great remote gig, you’ll need to prepare for working from home. Kathy Kristof — a former Los Angeles Times financial journalist — has worked at home for 30 years, and she has found a great balance between working and parenting.
As we report on Kristof in “7 Common Challenges of Working From Home — and How to Master Them“:
“This allowed her to mesh parenthood with career, to the point of being able to volunteer at her children’s school. But this was possible only because she held specific work hours — in a home office with the door shut. When her children were small, she hired a nanny.
Anyone who plans to work at home also needs to create productive work routines, Kristof says.”
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