There’s a lot of curiosity around salary when it comes to remote work. People often ask, “Can remote jobs actually pay well?” and, “Can you make more working from home than you can in an office?” And of course we hear, “Which remote jobs are the highest paying?”
The short answers to the first two are: yes and yes! And to answer the last question, we’ve compiled a list of seven remote jobs that can pay over $100,00—and in many cases, even more!
The following jobs were all actively hiring as of January 7, 2019, and, according to PayScale data, can offer salaries of up to $100,000 or more. Each job allows 100% remote work, either anywhere in the U.S. or worldwide, depending on the employer’s specifications. As you might expect, given the high salaries of these jobs, they are all high-level positions and available in high-demand industries like medical and health, finance, and information technology.
7 Remote Jobs That Can Pay over $100,000:
Average PayScale Salary: $111,000
This position will guide financial decisions; interpret and report key financial data; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements; and more. At least eight years’ experience required.
Average PayScale Salary: $109,000
A national accounts director is needed to develop relationships with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to facilitate the closing of new revenue opportunities. Experience and light travel to conferences expected.
Average PayScale Salary: $110,000
Duties for this remote position include developing and managing an audit support team, overseeing mainframe security programmers, and managing projects and upcoming security vulnerabilities. Seven to nine years of experience are needed.
Average PayScale Salary: $111,000
The senior software engineer will design, develop, test, and deploy products from the ground up. Three or more years of industry experience, along with a proven track record, are required.
Average PayScale Salary: $100,000
Creating user-centered designs for a variety of complex web and native enterprise applications, growing a team of designers, conducting user research, and providing clear visual solutions are some of the duties of this remote job.
Average PayScale Salary: $148,000
This leadership position will lead and develop a team to handle the preparation of quarterly and year-end tax provisions and footnote disclosures for securities filings. Three years of tax experience at a Big 4 firm are required.
Average PayScale Salary: $140,000
Working remotely, physicians are needed to take video- or phone-based consultations. Doctors who have licenses in three or more states are preferred.
Key Tips for Landing Your Own Remote Job
If you want to land one of these high-paying remote jobs—or any remote job—there are a few key things you should know before applying.
Play up your remote work experience.
Employers hiring remote workers like to see previous remote work experience, so if you’ve got it, flaunt it (on your resume, that is). Make note of any jobs where you worked remotely, even occasionally.
If you have a lot of experience as a remote worker, mention how many years you’ve worked this way at the top of your resume in your Summary of Qualifications or Professional Profile.
Don’t have experience? Tout your remote work skills.
Even if you don’t have remote experience, you likely have some of the skills that make an excellent remote worker: strong written and verbal communication, time and task management, the ability to focus, a well-equipped home office, and comfort with technology are all sought after by employers.
Be prepared to answer common remote job interview questions.
These include questions like:
- Why do you want to work remotely?
- Do you have any previous remote work experience?
- What’s your communication style?
- How do you prefer to communicate with coworkers and why?
- How would you deal with distractions when you work remotely?
This is a version of a post that was originally published on May 29, 2018. It’s been updated with new jobs and new salary info.
Rachel Jay contributed to this post.
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