Highest Paying Work From Home Jobs
What makes a job type "high paying"?
We want to be as helpful as possible, so our criteria is simple: the entry-level jobs usually pay higher than 50k to start (often averaging more around 75k), and have a straightforward career path to make more than 100k after a few years.
A decade or two ago, it was almost impossible to get a high paying job without a STEM background. This has almost completely changed, and diverse career backgrounds are actually encouraged in healthy workplaces. This helps bring in lots of points of view!
Our Favorite Work-from-Home Jobs
At their core, work from home jobs are often just roles that can be done online. The highest paying roles are tech roles, which have very specific career ladders to extremely high paying jobs.
Below we've listed the best entry-level jobs so you can begin a lucrative career and enter the tech workforce. No degree required.
Short Job Description
Project managers work to organize business projects and help teams collaborate. This is a great job for teachers or veterans, as many of the skills (organization, interpersonal communications, logistics) translate 1:1.
The primary tasks of project managers include project sequencing and planning, budgeting time and expenses, and making sure team members have the tools and materials needed to be successful at their jobs.
Project Manager's Starting Salary
We've aggregated thousands of salaries across glassdoor and linkedin, and project managers can make anywhere between 65k - 86k, depending on their location and skillsets.
How to Get Project Management Experience, with No Experience
Create a few free accounts with some popular project management tools (such as ASANA, Jira, Trello) and create a task manager for a household project. Watch Youtube or take a recommended class to learn how.
A project could be something as easy as logging steps to a family cooking recipe, or something as complex as managing a home remodel project. This is great content for a mini"portfolio" to talk about and reference in interviews. Read our job guide for ways to get your foot in the door as a project manager.
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UX Researchers work to identify user friction with applications and websites by using qualitative and quantitative data. This is such a fun gig for those who studied psychology or sociology, or anyone curious who is interested in identifying problems all day.
The primary tasks of a UX researcher include creating and conducting user interviews, aggregating moderated and unmoderated survey responses, and presenting data to their larger teams.
UX Researchers's Starting Salary
We've aggregated thousands of salaries across glassdoor and linkedin, and ux researchers can make anywhere between 75k - 85k, depending on their location and skillsets.
How to Get UX Research Experience, with No Experience
Sign up for a free research resource like Sprig or Hotjar, and get familiar with different types of qualitative surveys you could design for users. Look into the different types of unbiased questions asked in research surveys around topics like pricing, messaging, and customer satisfaction.
Now pick a website you are familiar with, and try creating a research plan to identify some key pain points for users. Next try moderating a study on some friends and family to see if you're right. Write down your findings, and try and organize them in a way that tells a convincing story, and be ready to talk about your work in an interview. We recommend some (free!) courses for this if you're feeling lost below.
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Product Analysts work with quantitative data to identify user flows and drop offs with an application or website. This is a great gig for curious individuals who are more mathematically inclined, and enjoy thinking through logic problems to create segments to grab the right chunks of data. This one takes a little more training, but we recommend the Google Sponsored Data Analytics certificate to learn everything you need to know in as little as 2 months.
The primary tasks of product analysts include digging and synthesizing data, creating dashboards to show off findings, and brainstorming ways to improve user experiences using the data they gathered.
Product Analyst's Starting Salary
We've aggregated thousands of salaries across glassdoor and linkedin, and product analysts can make anywhere between 75k - 85k, depending on their location and skillsets.
How to Get Product Analyst Experience, with No Experience
Use a website creator (like Wix or Webflow) to write about something you're passionate about, and use Youtube videos or our recommended classes to learn how to implement free Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Then monitor your data! Think about what paths you'd expect users to take while engaging with your content and write about why.
Congrats! You've written your first data story. This is great content for a mini"portfolio" to talk about on interviews. Expert mode: find a local business to trade work for-- maybe you throw up GA & GTM, they give you a meal., and you can give them a few insights to improve their user experience. Win, Win, Win.
Feeling overwhelmed? We're here to help! We recommend some great product analyst skill jumping off points below.
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SEO analysts keep track of keywords and website performance to help users find their sites organically-- meaning via google or bing. This is different than a paid search analyst, in that SEO analysts are primarily responsible for ORGANIC traffic. Organic search are Google search results that are not sponsored by companies.
This role requires keeping up to date with keyword research, tracking website traffic and page speed performance, and keeping tabs on search algorithm changes.
SEO Analyst's Starting Salary
We've aggregated thousands of salaries across glassdoor and linkedin, and SEO analysts can make anywhere between 65k - 75k, depending on their location and skillsets.
How to Get SEO Analyst Experience, with No Experience
The setup is similar to product analytics. Use a website creator (maybe repurpose and use your product analytics site) to write about something you're passionate about, and use Youtube to learn how to implement free Google Analytics and Tag Manager.
Then get a free Google Search Console account and monitor your organic search rankings. Try learning adjustments, making tweaks, and learning headlines to have a mini "portfolio" to talk about on interviews. Want to learn more? Check out our career description below.
In conclusion, the demand for work from home jobs has increased significantly in recent years and is expected to continue to grow. Whether you're looking for a high-paying career or a flexible schedule, there are a variety of remote jobs available to meet your needs. Some of the top-paying work from home jobs include SEO Analyst, Product Analyst, UX Researcher, and Project Manager.
These careers offer a range of responsibilities and skill sets, but they all have one thing in common: they allow you to work from the comfort of your own home. With the right training and experience, you can secure a lucrative and flexible career in one of these in-demand fields.