Pay & Salary

Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay Well

June 9, 2021

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You may be considering work-from-home jobs for a variety of reasons. Working from home allows you more flexibility in day-to-day life, the opportunity to work for companies in another state or country, or the ability to pursue other interests while maintaining a consistent paycheck.

While some work-from-home jobs require certain technical skills or degrees, such as insurance agents or medical coders, others demand artistic skills like writing or design. Whatever your strengths, there are several options to explore when looking for a new remote job.

15 higher-paying work-from-home jobs

While there are many flexible positions, here are 15 jobs that will likely allow for you to work from home and earn more than $35,000 annually with data from Indeed Salaries:

National average salary: $18.26 hourly

Primary job duties: Graphic designers work simultaneously on 5+ projects based on current client workload. They put together elements of other designs, such as icons and photographs and create visual aspects of marketing materials, websites and other media.

National average salary: $18.83 hourly

Primary job duties: Bloggers plan, research, write and edit articles from concept to delivery. They lead content initiatives and deliver effective recommendations, and also partner with writers, design and SEO to define user strategy.

National average salary: $42,631 per year

Primary job duties: Recruiting specialists develop contacts with individuals and businesses to generate qualified leads. They handle recruiting duties utilizing various contact methods and maintain logs of applicant records and provide regular recruiting updates.

National average salary: $21.24 hourly

Primary job duties: Translators perform translations that are grammatically compliant with target language rules. They convey the full meaning of the source language into the target language and produce idiomatic translations considering the type of material and readers’ viewpoints.

National average salary: $22.83 hourly

Primary job duties: Freelance editors create content campaigns that align with marketing objectives and company goals. They produce, edit and customize content for all social media platforms and pitch articles to third-party websites for publication and guest post on partner webs.

National average salary: $46,577 per year

Primary job duties: Grant writers develop and maintain relationships with donors. They produce proposals, donor appeals and acknowledgment letters and maintain and develop a calendar of deadlines for reporting.

National average salary: $49,204 per year

Primary job duties: Medical coders perform coding and abstracting on outpatient medical records. They abstract lines of code and clinical data and provide routine feedback to healthcare providers to correct deficiencies.

National average salary: $24.30 hourly

Primary job duties: Tutors set up meetings with clients to review assignments in the applicable subject area. They ask students about trouble subject areas that warrant further exploration and review test or assignment questions the student did not answer correctly.

National average salary: $55,651 per year

Primary job duties: Insurance agents develop positive working relationships with clients. They approach clients via cold calling and direct mail to inquire about their insurance situations and future needs and deliver policy proceeds after a claim is filed and approved.

National average salary: $60,333 per year

Primary job duties: Sales representatives capture customer information including address and phone number for future follow-up. They adjust your sales presentation based on success/fail averages and build rapport with customers through friendly, engaging communication.

National average salary: $34,343 per year

Primary job duties: Technical writers plan, develop, organize, write and edit operational procedures and manuals. They research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts and produce electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals.

National average salary: $32.89 hourly

Primary job duties: Freelance marketing consultants create a plan for strategic positioning with executives and high-level managers. They prepare a written marketing plan that addresses each of our core initiatives and recommend product positioning approaches for each new offering.

National average salary: $67,099 per year

Primary job duties: Programmers code and test programming for in-house software programs. They debug code for existing programs based on immediate need and conduct end-user training upon completion of software.

National average salary: $71,436 per year

Primary job duties: Affiliate marketing managers perform day to day management duties to maintain assigned accounts. They are active in the industry forums and groups to propose new potential accounts and retrieve business and acquire spend from accounts that would spend with competitors.

National average salary: $71,626 per year

Primary job duties: Web developers create applications that address the phases of the software development life cycle. They develop comprehensive application testing procedures and update existing applications to meet security and functionality standards.

If you desire the flexibility of a work from home job, there are several opportunities to obtain a career with decent earning potential. The highest-earning work from home jobs will likely require a certain degree or training (such as consulting or programming). Other high-earning jobs can be obtained with certain advanced skills or a large professional network. If you desire a certain work from home job with requirements you might not yet meet, you may consider developing certain skills or getting the credentials your desired career requires.

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