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Best-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

Best-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

Earn high wages from the comfort of your home

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Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many employees were forced to adjust to a new work-from-home routine. But now that offices are reopening, many workers are realizing that working from their couch or dinner table is much more preferred than the long commute to the office and the health risks of using shared spaces. If you prefer the work-from-home setup, you’re not alone. According to a poll conducted by IBM, more than half of working adults said work from home was highly desired post-pandemic

If you’re hunting for a new job that pays well and lets you work remotely, we have you covered. Using data collected by job site Indeed, here are the best-paying work-from-home jobs. 

Account managers

Account managers

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From aerospace to beauty, account managers work across numerous industries. According to the recruiting site Glassdoor, account managers are responsible for managing and solving client issues, helping companies reach target sales and cultivating strong relationships with clients and business partners. According to Indeed, account managers earn an average salary of $63,029 with a $12,000 cash bonus.  

Affiliate marketing manager

Affiliate marketing manager

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According to online employment marketplace ZipRecruiter, affiliate marketing managers are responsible for maintaining business relationships between retailers and marketing affiliates. Affiliate marketing managers need to have strong team management and negotiation skills. Per Indeed, the average base salary for affiliate marketing managers is $62,747.

Freelance editor

Freelance editor

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A passion for writing, a knack for editing and a creative mind are some of the skills needed to work from home as a freelance editor. Freelance editors might create content for companies, social media platforms or third-party websites. Nationally, freelance editors make an average of $24.57 an hour.

Freelance marketing consultant

Freelance marketing consultant

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Freelance marketing consultants can earn an average base salary of $3,829 a month in the U.S. while working from home. According to Glassdoor, freelance marketing consultants study their company’s profile and operations to gain a better understanding of its marketing needs. This might include conducting marketing research to pinpoint industry and social media trends.

Grant writer

Grant writer

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If you’ve ever wanted to work behind the scenes to support a small business or nonprofit by raising funds, becoming a grant writer might be the perfect role for you. Grant writers develop and maintain relationships with donors and produce proposals and donor appeals to help businesses or government organizations receive the funding and resources they need to be successful. The national average base salary for grant writers is $41,960 per year.  

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

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If illustration, photography or web design are any of the fun new skills you learned during coronavirus quarantine, a career in graphic design could be right up your alley. Graphic designers create visual components of marketing materials, websites and other media. Graphic designers are also responsible for gathering elements of other designs — like photos and icons — to create visually appealing material. Graphic designers earn an average base salary of $3,462 per month.

Insurance agent

Insurance agent

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The average annual base salary for insurance agents is $59,303. Insurance agents can negotiate and sell whatever insurance their client might need — like health insurance or property insurance in areas prone to natural disasters — and deliver policy proceeds after a claim is filed and approved.

Medical coder

Medical coder

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According to the American Academy of Professional Coders, medical coders are healthcare workers who translate healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services and equipment from physician’s notes or laboratory results into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Those codes are then applied during the medical billing process and a claim is created that can be paid by insurance carriers. The average annual base salary for a senior medical coder is $41,175.

Computer programmer

Computer programmer

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Not only is computer programming one of the best-paying work-from-home jobs, but it’s also one of the highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a Bachelor’s degree. The average base salary for a programmer is $75,441 per year, and programmers earn an average cash bonus of $1,750 each year. Computer programmers debug code for existing programs and code and test programming for in-house software, among other things.

Recruiting specialist

Recruiting specialist

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If you want to use your skills to help someone else get the work they want, consider becoming a recruiting specialist. Recruiting specialists work with individuals and businesses to generate qualified leads and recommend qualified applicants for roles within a company. The average annual salary for recruiting specialists is $47,682.

Sales representative

Sales representative

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If you have a knack for striking up conversations with strangers, becoming a sales representative might be your dream role. Sales representatives, who often have the ability to work from home, build rapport with potential and current customers on behalf of an organization and capture customer information for future follow-ups. According to Indeed, the average annual salary for a sales representative is $64,300. Sales representatives receive an average cash bonus of $25,000 per year or an average $12,000 commission per year.

Technical writer

Technical writer

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, technical writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles and supporting documents to easily explain complex and technical information. The average annual base salary for a technical writer is $56,447, with an average annual $2,000 cash bonus. Technical writing is a job on the rise: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow 7% by 2029, faster than the average for other occupations.

Translator/interpreter

Translator/interpreter

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If learning a new language has become your new favorite hobby during the pandemic or you’re fluent in more than one language, consider a role as a translator or interpreter. Translators perform translations that are grammatically correct for businesses or institutions, and many are able to work remotely, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while interpreters often work with schools, hospitals, courtrooms and more. The average annual base salary for translators and interpreters is $42,988.

Tutor

Tutor

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As students across the nation adjust to new school models, tutors are in high demand. Tutors work with students to assist in trouble subject areas, review test or assignment questions and arrange daily or weekly meetings to help students grow more knowledgeable in subject areas. The average base salary for a tutor is $24.45 per hour.

Web developer

Web developer

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web developers are responsible for designing and creating websites. According to Indeed, web developers earn an average base salary of $78,398 annually along with an average cash bonus of $2,000. By 2029, employment of web developers is expected to grow 8%, one of the fastest rates for all occupations. If you want to work from home but are still struggling to get in the groove of working from the comfort of your couch, here are the top tips on how to successfully work from home.

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