More people are telecommuting than ever before. While the practice definitely provides workers with increased flexibility, it can also help them bring in some serious cash.
Researchers at Global Workplace Analytics, an organization focused on studying labor practices, and job site FlexJobs, analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that the number of workers telecommuting has increased by more than 115 percent since 2005. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report, the average telecommuter is over the age of 46, has a bachelor’s degree or more, and earns an average of $4,000 more a year than office workers with similar roles.
Remote employee resource site Remote.co combed through the report to find the remote jobs with the highest potential salaries.
Sales and marketing skills are valuable among these high-paying flexible jobs. Vice President of Sales tops the list as the potentially highest-paying flexible job. Remote.co reports that the salary for a Vice President of Sales can range from $77,755 to $202,779. Vice President of Marketing Analytics, a job that can pay between $80,570 and $197,106, came in second.
Though $200,000 may seem like a high price for an employer to pay for a remote employee, Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs, says that allowing employees to work remotely can be a wise business decision for employers.
“More and more companies — whether they’re private, public, nonprofit or startup — have recognized the bottom-line benefits of telecommuting and are increasingly incorporating this type of flexible work arrangement into their business strategies,” she explains.
For workers, the convenience of deciding where, when and how they want to work is a big bonus — but making six-figures might be the biggest bonus of all.
Like this story? Like CNBC Make It on Facebook
The 20 most in-demand jobs that pay over $100,000 13 great work-from-home jobs for people who love sports 5 technical skills that will lead to a high-paying in-demand job