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7 High-Paying Remote Jobs that Can Pay $100,000+

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Jul 18, 2019

Working from home doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on salary. If you’re wondering whether you have to settle for a smaller paycheck to work remotely, the happy answer is, “Not necessarily.”

Fact is, in many cases, qualified professionals can earn $100,000 a year, and in some cases a lot more, working from home.

To illustrate the point, we’ve pulled together a list of high-paying remote jobs, all hiring as of July 16, 2019, that all pay annual salaries of $100,000 or more. All of the jobs below offer great remote flexibility, either U.S.-based or global, according to job demands and employer requirements.

7 High-Paying Remote Jobs:

Behavioral Health, Medical Director

Average PayScale Salary: $225,000

This job for a licensed psychiatrist requires a medical degree and at least five years of experience in managed healthcare. Experience dealing with Medicare and other government programs is preferred.


Average PayScale Salary: $130,056

This position involves serving as chief academic officer and academic leader of the global learning program of a well-known U.S.-based university. A doctoral degree, J.D., or equivalent degree is required, along with at least 10 years of related experience.

Associate Dean of Nursing

Average PayScale Salary: $118,824

A master’s degree is required and a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field is preferred to qualify for this remote job helping to lead successful online programs and curriculum in nursing.

Senior Product Designer

Average PayScale Salary: $117,162

This fully remote contract job involves using product design best practices in collaboration with UX designers, art directors, and engineers to build product prototypes and create engaging user experiences.

Database Architect

Average PayScale Salary: $111,695

Basic qualifications include at least 10 years of experience in Oracle or SQL*Server and experience with open source database technology platforms, to help drive customer engagement and manage risk mitigation.

Principal Biostatistician

Average PayScale Salary: $109,036

A master’s or doctorate degree in statistics or biostatistics, or an equivalent degree with related experience in the device/pharma industry, are requirements for this role designing and analyzing medical device clinical trials in humans.

Lead Developer

Average PayScale Salary: $102,539

Building applications, leading technical initiatives, and overseeing strategies within the education and nonprofit sectors are key duties in this management-level job for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

Tips for Landing a High-Paying Remote Job

Plan your strategy from the outset to help increase your chances of landing a remote job that’s a good fit for you.

Emphasize your past remote work experience.

Don’t be shy about touting any experience you have working remotely, even on a temporary or part-time basis. Make sure your resume highlights remote work you’ve done in the past, and make sure to expand on your remote experience in any job interview discussions.

Talk about how you’re at ease in a remote work environment, your abilities to work independently from a home setting, and your productivity levels in any past remote jobs.

If you don’t have past remote work experience, play up your technical skill that would facilitate working from home, your well-equipped home work space, and your time-management skills.

Gear up for remote job interview questions.

Be prepared to answer basic remote job interview questions that may touch on:

  • Why you want to work remotely.
  • How any previous remote experience relates to the job at hand.
  • How your communications skills are relevant and useful.
  • What kind of remote schedule you’d like to have.
  • How you would handle any problems related to working remotely.
  • How you would fit into the company’s remote work culture.

Looking for high-paying remote jobs? we can help! All of our jobs are fully remote and are with companies that range from startups to household names.


A version of this post was originally published on January 10, 2019. It’s been updated with new jobs and new salary information.

Brie Reynolds and Rachel Jay contributed to this post.

Photo Credit: bigstockphoto.com


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