The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that remote work is beneficial for both employers and employees.
A study by Global Workplace Analytics found that part-time telecommuting saves money and boosts productivity, and a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 83% of employers believe remote work has been successful for their company and 55% of employees want to work at least three days from home after the pandemic ends.
According to a report by Upwork, 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025, which is an 87% increase from pre-pandemic numbers.
While GoTo and LogMeIn found that over 60% of U.S. employees would accept a salary cut to work at home, there are many high-paying remote working positions available.
Learning platform OneClass analyzed jobs, salary and economic data from various government and private sources and compiled a list of 12 top-paying remote work careers.
These jobs require a four-year college degree and are expected to show strong post-COVID growth. Many of them are in IT, finance, business management and advertising.
1. Network Architect Salary: $121,640 Career outlook: 5% growth
2. Information Security Manager Salary: $115,602 Career outlook: 31% growth
3. Sales Director Salary: $100,431 Career outlook: 4% growth
4. Data Scientist Salary: $96,087 Career outlook: 15% growth
5. Cloud Engineer Salary: $95,961 Career outlook: 15% growth
6. Actuary Salary: $91,348 Career outlook: 18% growth
7. Human Resources Director Salary: $88,920 Career outlook: 6% growth
8. Marketing Director Salary: $88,211 Career outlook: 6% growth
9. Statistician Salary: $74,227 Career outlook: 33% growth
10. Business Development Manager Salary: $73,367 Career outlook: 7% growth
11. Financial Manager Salary: $73,154 Career outlook: 15% growth
12. Software Developer Salary: $71,590 Career outlook: 22% growth
13. Remote Developer Salary: between $75,000 and $125,000, on average.
14. Remote Project Manager Salary: between $45,000 and $150,000, on average.
Other remote or work from home jobs/side jobs to consider:
These jobs require fewer skills and less training but in the long-term, a high-paid freelance career can be built.