Remote Jobs with the Fastest Wage Growth Today
A new report on wage growth offers sobering insight into the slow rate of the nation’s economic recovery—but there’s good news, too. For certain professions, wage growth is outpacing national averages at a fairly brisk pace.
The Glassdoor report, detailing 10 jobs with the fastest wage growth, may be particularly heartening for job seekers looking for remote positions in several of the categories where wages are rising. While overall wage growth increase has been a less-than-stellar 1.8% compared to September 2016 rates, the increases have been robust, especially for skilled workers in the computer and technology, business development, and medical and health professions.
To be sure, the report notes that a few job titles with a fast growth rate are in industries where pay isn’t necessarily high to begin with, in general. The Glassdoor information is based on research and analysis of salary data collected by the website. We cross-referenced Glassdoor’s top 10 list with jobs in the Remote.co database to come up with the list below.
Here are the remote jobs with the fastest wage growth today:
The Glassdoor analysis showed that solutions architects earn a median annual salary of $102,184, reflecting a 3.7% increase compared to the previous year. Solutions architects are key members of IT teams, helping to build and support technology platforms for organizations.
Earning a median base pay of $69,503 a year, business development managers have seen a 3.6% pay increase. Charged with identifying and overseeing new business opportunities, they play a key role in a company’s financial health.
If you’re a web designer, you can expect median annual pay of $51,767, up 3.4%. Web designer jobs continue to be in high demand across virtually all industries and can offer great flexibility, particularly for work-from-home positions.
The median base pay for recruiters is $50,491, reflecting an annual increase of 4.8%. Recruiters work to find, attract, and hire the best candidates, and to match job prospects to the right positions.
In addition to ranking the 10 jobs with the fastest wage growth, the Glassdoor report lists 10 jobs with the highest earnings. Those jobs included:
Although pharmacy technicians (who are not full-fledged pharmacists) can expect to earn a median annual pay of $30,688 (an increase of 3.4%), pharmacists earn an annual salary of $127,000, up .4% from the previous year.
Tax managers enjoy a median base pay of more than $94,000 a year, an increase of 1.7% compared to the previous year.
The annual median salary for product managers and product directors is more than $91,000, reflecting an increase of 1.2%.
A virtual professor can earn an annual median salary of about $87,000, up 2.6% compared to the previous year.
The annual median salary for software engineers is nearly $86,000, which is about 2.7% more than the previous year, the report found.
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By Adrianne Bibby | October 18, 2017 | Categories: Work Remotely