Highest-Paying Work from Home Jobs for 2018

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If you’ve been thinking about working from home, you might be concerned about the salary. However, remote jobs can pay just as much, and sometimes more, than an office job. There are plenty of work-from-home jobs that offer a great salary.

FlexJobs compared Glassdoor’s list of the highest- paying jobs of 2018 (which are based on the salaries reported by Glassdoor users) to its database to find how many of these jobs could also be done remotely. If you already work in one of these occupations, you might be able to make the transition to a work-from-home arrangement.

Here are some of the highest-paying work-from-home jobs in 2018 according to FlexJobs.

Data scientist

  • Median salary: $96,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Master’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer and information systems manager, computer hardware engineer, computer network architect

Tax manager

  • Median salary: $96,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: accountant, auditor, budget analyst, cost estimator

Cloud engineer

  • Median salary: $96,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer information and research scientists, computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Attorney

  • Median salary: $96,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Similar occupations: Arbitrator, judge, hearing officer

Consulting manager

  • Median salary: $97,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Administrative service manager, market research analyst, survey researcher

Systems architect

  • Median salary: Bachelor’s degree
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer and information systems manager, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Strategy manager

  • Median salary: $101,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Administrative services manager, budget analyst, operations research analyst

Data architect

  • Median salary: $101,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer and information systems manager, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Financial planning and analysis manager

  • Median salary: $102,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Accountant, budget analyst, personal financial advisor

Solutions architect

  • Median salary: $102,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer hardware engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst

Engineering manager

  • Median salary: $105,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Aerospace engineer, civil engineer, industrial engineer

Software architect

  • Median salary: $105,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer and information research scientist, computer systems analyst, database administrator

Nurse practitioner

  • Median salary: $107,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Master’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Physical therapist, physician assistant, registered nurse

Software engineering manager

  • Median salary: $107,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Software development manager

  • Median salary: $109,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Corporate counsel

  • Median salary: $115,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Similar occupations: Judge, hearing officer, arbitrator

Enterprise architect

  • Median salary: $116,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Similar occupations: Computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, computer support specialist

Pharmacist

  • Median salary: $127,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Similar occupations: Medical scientist, biochemist, registered nurse

Physician

  • Median salary: $195,000
  • Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Similar occupations: Dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner

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