Top 10 Remote Jobs that Pay Well

Top 10 Remote Jobs that Pay Well

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1. Data Scientist

Average base salary: $96,589 (according to Payscale.com). Data science is one of the best and highest-paying remote jobs you’ll find, but it’s not an easy job to perform or an easy field to break into. In terms of job duties, data scientists work to analyze/process data.They’re employed by both large and small firms, including the 

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1. Data Scientist

biggest social media sites, e-commerce brands like Amazon, and companies in many other industries from health care to logistics. Since data scientists work primarily from a computer, there’s no reason that this job can’t be done remotely. Turning this gig into a remote role is simply a matter of finding a company that allows 

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1. Data Scientist

remote work in general and then asking/negotiating to go remote.

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2. IT Project Manager

Average base salary: $88,798 (according to Payscale.com). Project managers coordinate with multiple teams/people to ensure a project is completed successfully. Their duties include managing project timelines, budgets, quality of work, and more, while delegating the day-to-day work to others. Project management is a high-paying role with job 

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2. IT Project Manager

duties that can be done remotely in many industries. Though, your ability to go remote in this career will depend on your employer’s openness to the idea. Project managers tend to have a lot of human interaction in their job duties as they coordinate and guide multiple project teams and people and sometimes even update 

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2. IT Project Manager

customers/clients on project progress.

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3. Software Engineer

Average base salary: $87,797 (according to Payscale.com). As a former tech recruiter, I can tell you that many software developers earn $120,000 and above once they’ve gained experience. Along with the high average salary, they receive quite a bit of flexibility and freedom from their employers, in general, since the work they perform is so critical to any 

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3. Software Engineer

tech or online company. If you have some programming knowledge or are willing to attend a coding bootcamp to learn, then going into software development will get you one of the higher-paying remote jobs and will lead to an in-demand career.

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4. Cyber Security Analyst

Average base salary: $76,754 (according to Payscale.com). Cyber security is a fast-growing field with a high average salary and great job prospects/job security looking forward. As more companies do more business online, cybersecurity is becoming paramount for practically every organization, from online stores to social media sites to hospitals and 

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4. Cyber Security Analyst

health insurance organizations. All of these companies have valuable data to protect and rely on cyber security specialists to ensure this data is kept safe. While not every company will allow you to work remotely in this role, some certainly will. There’s no fundamental reason that cyber security analysts 

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cannot do everything in their job description in a remote work setup.

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5. Business Analyst

Average base salary: $70,097 (according to Payscale.com). With an average salary above $70K, another great option for a remote career that pays well is being a business analyst. Business analysts work within an organization to improve processes and systems through the use of data. While many of the high-paying remote careers earlier on the 

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5. Business Analyst

list are tech-focused, this role is more business- and data-focused. So a business analyst role is an excellent option to earn a high income while working remotely if you have a business degree or any type of business background.

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6. Digital Marketing Manager

Average base salary: $68,219 (according to Payscale.com). Any job in the field of digital marketing has the potential to become a lucrative remote career, so don’t let the “manager” title here deter you. I simply wanted to list the manager position on this list of highest paying remote jobs, since it’s technically the highest paid, based on average salary.

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Yet overall, I cannot recommend digital marketing enough as a remote career to consider.

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7. Systems Administrator

Average base salary: $63,131 (according to Payscale.com). Next on our list of best-paying remote jobs is another IT job: System Administrator, also called Network and Systems Administrator. This person’s job is to ensure that their company’s computer networks are functioning properly on a day-to-day basis. Depending on the size of the systems 

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7. Systems Administrator

administration team and the size/setup of the overall company, workers holding this job could be allowed to work remotely or work from home.

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8. Technical Writer

Average base salary: $61,325 (according to Payscale.com). When I worked as a job recruiter, I was recruiting “medical writers”. They’re one specific type of technical writer (typically with a nursing degree or other basic healthcare background). I spoke to one woman who was earning $150,000 per year while working remotely from a 

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Caribbean island. Years later, I started diving into the world of digital marketing and began speaking to direct response copywriters — writers responsible for putting together advertisements and other written materials (and video scripts) to drive more leads/sales for a business.

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9. Account Manager

Average base salary: $56,048 (according to Payscale.com). Any business that has clients or ongoing accounts needs account managers to maintain the relationships. Such businesses include telecommunications companies, software as a service (SaaS) companies, and many more. The job can almost always be done remotely, and 

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this is also a career that you can obtain at the entry-level in some companies. Companies pay well for this type of work because a lot is riding on your success in the position. If you keep your clients happy, they’ll stay for many months or years and continue to pay for whatever it is your business provides. If you’re a “people person” with more of a business background and/or 

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9. Account Manager

great communication skills, and you want to earn high pay while working remotely, account management is a strong option to consider.

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10. Web Designer

Average base salary: $52,114 (according to Payscale.com). Before a software developer starts building a website, they need a visual design. Colors, layout, dimensions. And a lot of work goes into that design. The website has to be great for users. It has to be engaging. It has to make sense. This is what web designers do, and they can earn a great income 

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10. Web Designer

completely remotely. On average, you won’t earn quite as much as the software engineer/developers, but you’ll still earn a great salary without having to learn to code. And working as a designer can be done from any location.

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