Best-paying work-from-home jobs
Telecommuting is the envy of many job seekers, so check out these great remote opportunities available now.
Work from home jobs are the envy of many a job seeker, and it's easy to see why—you have easy access to the fridge; you get to wear slippers instead of work shoes; and the commute couldn't be better! With the rise of email, company intranets, video conference calling, and other technology, many workers—and employers—are finding that remote jobs make a lot of sense for a lot of people.
If you’re interested in working from home, keep in mind that it’s usually a perk offered only to employees who’ve already shown they’re productive and trustworthy. So if you’ve got the track record and the desire to work from home, PayScale.com put together a list of some of the top-paying work-from-home jobs, along with salary info (provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.com).
Although the point of a work-from-home job is that you can do it from anywhere, your salary will likely depend on where in the country you're employed (among other factors). For example, a sales manager salary in Hartford, Connecticut, is 8% higher than the national median; a senior business analyst salary in Reno, Nevada, is 6% lower than the national median; and a key account manager salary in Aurora, Colorado, is 5% higher than the national median.
Check out the links to job opportunities available right now on Monster.
Customer success manager
What you’d do: Commonly found within the tech industry, these managers are responsible for implementing customer support practices, supervising their technical support team so they deliver top-quality customer service, and building strong relationships with customers to cultivate loyalty and retention.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree is not usually required, as the focus is more on technical and communication skills.
What you’d make: $67,093 per year
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Regional sales manager
What you’d do: You’d work with sales reps within your specific region to determine quarterly sales objectives and then help ensure each rep achieve their profitability goals. Managers are also charged with implementing selling strategies, as well as recruiting, coaching, and retaining reps. Regular visits with existing and potential customers are also expected in order to establish strong and lasting relationships.
What you’d need: An advanced understanding of sales and previous selling experience are expected; a bachelor’s degree is generally preferred. Check out this sales manager sample resume.
What you’d make: $80,719 per year
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Senior business analyst
What you’d do: As the name implies, these workers analyze data related to a business’s strategy, processes, and services to identify and address operational, financial, and technological risks.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree is typical, though previous relevant experience might suffice. Check out this business analyst sample resume.
What you’d make: $83,610 per year
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What you’d do: These engineers implement and maintain computer systems for businesses. You’d be installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, software, and system management tools, as well as performing troubleshooting and user support.
What you’d need: A degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field is common.
What you’d make: $114,600 per year
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What you’d do: Back in the day, marketing directors were running advertisement campaigns in magazines, newspapers, billboards, and television commercials. Now these workers are also charged with developing and overseeing campaigns across social media and other digital platforms.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field. Check out this marketing manager sample resume.
What you’d make: $132,620
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What you’d do: Systems analysts evaluate a business’ technology needs and then choose specific hardware and software systems to meet those needs. The systems chosen must be affordable as well as easy for employees to use in order to maximize productivity and efficiency.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, web development, or a related field.
What you’d make: $88,740 per year
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What you’d do: You’d be designing, creating, and implementing the necessary code to build a website or improve an existing website. Your goal will be to create an appealing website in terms of layout, user interface, and easy to navigate for both end users and clients.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree isn’t necessary, but a demonstrated knowledge of programming and graphic design are crucial. View this web developer sample resume.
What you’d make: $69,430 per year
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What you’d do: On behalf of a company, account managers establish and maintain relationships with clients to retain their business. Account managers work to understand the client’s needs and create a strategy to fulfill these needs, which generates sales for the company.
What you’d need: A degree in business, marketing, or a related field is common. Check out this account manager sample resume.
What you’d make: $53,092 per year
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What you’d do: A company is only as good as the people who work there, and recruiters are responsible for finding those talented people. They screen, interview, and place workers at a company in order to help it build a loyal and valuable staff.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. Check out this recruiter sample resume.
What you’d make: $60,880 per year
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What you’d do: Whether for digital ads, magazine articles, corporate reports, and everything in between, graphic designers are responsible for making creative images—such as illustrations, logos, and motion graphics like GIFs—using computer software programs.
What you’d need: A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art or a similar field is usually required. View this graphic designer sample resume.
What you’d make: $50,370 per year
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Source: All salary data provided by online salary database PayScale.com. Salaries listed are median, annual salaries based on annual salary or hourly wage. Median pay included is representative of respondents with five to eight years of experience. This data is reflective of respondents from 11/01/2017 to 11/01/2018 (one year). Total sample size is representative of 2,388 respondents. 'Work from home' was defined by studying jobs titles where the majority of respondents said they worked "100%" or "Most of the Time" at home. The qualitative title of 'best' was found by looking at two factors: 1) Job titles where the median pay reported by respondents who said they worked mostly at home was higher than the baseline median pay for that job title. 2) Looking at respondents who stated they were 'Extremely satisfied' or 'Fairly satisfied' with their job. The median pay is the national median (50th percentile) annual total cash compensation (TCC). Half the people doing the job earn more than the median, while half earn less. TCC combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or value of other non-cash benefits (e.g., health care).