10 Highest-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs

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If you’ve worked in an office environment for many years, the 9-to-5 grind might be starting to wear on you. One solution is to find a stay-at-home job. Contrary to popular belief, not all home-based jobs are low-paying. There are plenty of high-paying home-based jobs. You can earn a decent salary and benefits when you work from home. A FlexJobs study found the average telecommuter is 46 years of age or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree, and earns a higher median salary than people who work in an office.

If you’re wondering where you can find these jobs, we have some great news for you. FlexJobs came out with a list of some of the highest-paying jobs for those interested in working from their home.

Here are 10 of the highest-paying work-from-home jobs according to FlexJobs.

10. Pharmaceutical sales

  • Median salary: $51,204

California, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio are the states with the highest concentrations of jobs in this field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many pharmaceutical sales representatives earn more money after moving on to managerial positions.


9. Business Analyst

  • Median salary: $58,805

Job growth for business analysts is expected to grow 14% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than average. This is because there will be an increase in demand for consulting services. Similar jobs in this field include accounting and budget analysis.


8. Marketing Manager

  • Median salary: $62,650

Employment for advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is expected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026. Similar jobs in this field include advertising sales agents and market research analysts.


7. Forensic Computer Analyst

  • Median salary: $66,577

Employment is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026. Similar jobs in this field include computer network architects and computer programmers.


6. Software Developer

  • Median salary: $69,083

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of software developers will grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The estimated growth in the employment of applications developers is 31%, and the employment of systems developers is projected to grow by 11%.


5. IT Manager

  • Median salary: $75,000

Employment in this field is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026. Similar occupations include computer network architects and computer programmers.


4. Attorney

  • Median salary: $81,439

Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026. Similar occupations include judges and hearing officers.


3. Nurse Practitioner

  • Median salary: $89,043

California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Ohio are the states with the highest number of jobs for nurse practitioners. California has the highest nurse practitioner salary, with an annual mean salary of  $126,770, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


2. Investment banker

  • Median salary: $96,476

Employment in this field is projected to grow 6% from 2016 to 2026. Similar occupations include financial analysts and financial managers.


1. Radiologist

  • Median Salary: $260,604

Radiology wins the top spot when it comes to high-paying work-from-home jobs. Job growth for radiologists is expected to be 12% from 2016 to 2026. Similar occupations include sonographer and nuclear medicine technologist.

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