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10 Remote Jobs That Actually Pay Well

Remote jobs have a reputation for being low paying, and people usually do them to fill a time or money gap in their life. They are usually looked down upon, but you would be surprised at the number of remote jobs that pay well.  Here is our top 10 list of high paying remote jobs.

1. Software Developer: $130,000 to $160,000

This is one of the highest paying remote jobs. The job of a developer is to program, install and maintain software systems. The salaries may differ depending on the employer and company, but they go up to $160,000.

2. Qualitative User Experience Researcher: $100,000 to $120,000

Your job as a qualitative user experience researcher is to design qualitative methods to measure user experience for different products. By that, you want to find if the user’s needs are being met and if there is any problem with your product.

3. Utilization Manager: $92,000 

A utilization manager’s job is to evaluate the efficiency of healthcare services, procedures and facilities.

4. Project Manager: $65,000 to $105,000

The job of a project manager is to plan and oversee a project. A project manager works with upper management and the employees to coordinate and ensure their activities are inline.

5. Senior Business Analyst: $57,000 to $90,000

A senior business analysts job varies in different companies, but in general, their responsibilities include leading and coordinating multiple business analysts at the office. Together they meet their client’s needs for documentation of business and functional requirements, create and perform QA tests and recreate incidents for debugging efforts

6. Digital Marketing Analyst: $60,000 to $80,000

This job requires education and experience in digital marketing. A digital marketing analyst must have knowledge of Google AdWords, SEM, and SEO.

7. Registered Nurse: $60,000

A registered nurse’s job is to communicate with patients and evaluate their health status. This also includes supporting them and providing them with necessary information regarding their health.  

8. Accountant: $45,000 to $65,000 

An accountants job is to audit accounts, provide financial advice and undertake accounts administration. For this job, a bachelor’s degree is usually required and some experience beforehand.

9. Medical Coding $45,000 to $70,000

Medical coders are in high demand, so it's one of the highest paying work from home jobs available today. Check out our in-depth article about working from home as medical coder.

You can find many remote medical coding jobs and healthcare positions here on MotherWorks.

10. Writer: $48,489

The title of this job is self-explanatory. Depending on the job provider’s requirements, you could be asked to write articles, stories, lists, etc. This job requires experience, researching skills, and ability to meet deadlines. If you have writing in your DNA, you will want to read our three-part series on what its like to work from home as an author:


The job of a remote teacher is probably the most diverse job. You could teach English, Chinese, Korean, and many other languages, remotely to anyone in the world. Usually, the requirements are a bachelor degree and a teaching certification.

Regardless of the challenges, nothing beats the comfort and flexibility of working remotely. While nowadays there is a variety of remote jobs offered, many of them are well paying, and some pay a big check. So, if you’re concern with working remotely is financial, fear no more, these remote jobs have got you covered. Here is an in-depth article about remote teaching and the increased demand for remote instructors.

More Advantages to Remote Work:

Work-life balance

Work takes up most of our daytime. Every newly employed person will tell you how hard it is to stay in touch with friends and be there if your family needs you when you’re working a 9 to 5 job. Having a flexible schedule and working remotely can fix that. You’ll be able to do everything and maintain the work-life balance.

Reduce commuting

Going to work can get expensive. According to a recent study, if you work remotely, you get to save approximately around $1,500. That is big money you could spend on something you have been planning for some time now.

Control how, when, and where you work

Different people work differently, and productivity depends a lot on your preferences. With working remotely, you have the option to work at 3 pm in your living room or at 11 pm from your bed. If music or total silence helps you concentrate, it is entirely up to you to regulate it. 

There are many advantages to working remotely. But another important thing to remember is the salary. When we think about remote jobs most of us think about low paying jobs that people do on the side to maybe earn extra cash but actually you can get paid as much as (maybe even more) than people who work from the office, doing certain jobs.