Work-from-home jobs don’t have to be low-paying, customer service gigs. Employers now offer telecommuting options for every career level and salary range.
The number of people working from home is on the rise. Research from Global Workplace Analytics from June 2017 showed that 20-25 percent of the workforce now occasionally works from home. Telecommuting among non-self-employed workers increased by 115 percent from 2005 to 2015. Over 3 million American employees now work from home at least half the time.
FlexJobs recently released a list of work-from-home jobs that pay high salaries. Of course, not every employer will allow people in these occupations to telecommute. But it’s worth taking a look, before you decide your job is incompatible with remote work.
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High-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs:
Senior business analysts earn an average salary of $82,406, according to PayScale data. Individuals with IT consulting backgrounds tend toward the higher end of the earnings range. Senior business analysts handle a myriad of complex issues. They should have the ability to quickly interpret data as well as a company’s strengths and weaknesses. These professionals work to design and implement processes and procedures that address these needs along the guidelines and restrictions provided by the company. Given the complexity of the job, and the high level of skills these professionals need to possess, it’s no wonder that senior business analysts receive a relatively high salary.
Senior structural engineers earn between $77,000 and $134,000 per year, according to PayScale data, but median earnings hover around $93,000 per year. There is also the potential for bonuses and profit-sharing options within this field. Structural and bridge engineers are responsible for analyzing data related to the design and structural integrity of structures like bridges and tunnels as well as overhead street signs, traffic signals, and other structures. These days, some parts of this challenging and important job can be done remotely, if employers are willing.
Sales directors earn a median salary of $95,733 according to PayScale data. Many of these professionals earn more than $100,000 per year; the specific employer, the location of the work, and years of experience were all found to be key contributing factors to earnings. These directors are responsible for overseeing sales teams as well as developing and implementing marketing initiatives. Some parts of this job can be completed remotely but some travel for face-to-face meetings with regional sales teams should also be anticipated.
Senior medical directors earn one of the highest annual salaries among the jobs featured on this list. According to PayScale’s data, the median earnings for medical directors is $206,275. Senior medical directors are well compensated for their vital work. These professionals are in charge of the oversight and the strategic development of the medical facility or education organization they work with.
See FlexJobs’ list for more high-paying work-from-home jobs.
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