The 10 Highest-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs

The one time "make six figures in your pajamas" isn't a scam

By Aaron Taube and Mike Nudelman

Working from home doesn't mean sitting around in your pajamas all day and having to struggle to make ends meet.

In fact, some companies will pay their telecommuters six figures to work from the comfort of their own home.

FlexJobs, a subscription job board for people who want to telecommute, has put together a list of the highest-paying work-from-home jobs it has recently advertised.

Here are the 10 positions that came out on top:

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Sales director led the way with an average salary of between $130,000 and $200,000 a year. The job requires people to manage a large territory from a home office, with the exception of when employees need to make in-person sales calls to current and prospective clients.

Rounding out the top three were senior software engineer, a position that requires people to have valuable programming skills, and senior medical writer, a job in which people produce written content for healthcare organizations like medical journals and pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to the technology and medical fields, the list includes jobs in the financial services (audit manager) and nonprofit (major gifts officer) industries.

Companies hiring for the holidays


It's beginning to look a lot like time for seasonal hiring.

Sure, it feels like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year. But while bags of candy, holiday trees and outdoor lighting may bombard stores before you’ve even picked out your Halloween costume, it’s not too early to apply for a seasonal position.
Many industries need extra help around the holidays, and look to hire seasonal employees in October. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, nearly half (46 percent) of companies hiring seasonal employees said they’re boosting staffs to help with the busier holiday season, while others are focused on wrapping up the year (25 percent) and ramping up for 2015 (24 percent).
Two in five retailers (43 percent) plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4. While retailers typically take center stage when it comes to seasonal employment, companies across industries are looking for extra hands on deck. Twenty-six percent plan to hire seasonal employees in Q4, and 42 percent of these companies expect to transition some seasonal staff members into full-time, permanent roles.
There’s good financial news for seasonal workers, too, as pay will increase over last year, according to 27 percent of employers. Sixty-three percent of seasonal employers will pay $10 or more per hour while 19 percent will pay $16 or more.
Popular seasonal positions companies will be recruiting for in Q4 include:
  • Customer service – 40 percent
  • Administrative/clerical – 15 percent
  • Shipping/delivery – 13 percent
  • Accounting/finance – 12 percent
  • Inventory management – 12 percent
  • Information technology – 11 percent
  • Sales (non-retail) – 11 percent
  • Gift wrapping – 10 percent
  • Marketing – 7 percent
  • Hosting/greeting – 7 percent
Check out these 10 companies that are hiring for the holidays, many of which are in the popular industries for seasonal hiring.

1. AC Moore
Sample job titles: Assistant general manager, supervisor, floral specialist, custom framer, associate
Location: Georgia, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
2. Averitt Express
Sample job titles: Regional driver, dedicated driver, regional driver, city driver, shuttle driver, team shuttle driver, diesel mechanic
Location: Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin
3. First Data
Financial, credit card transaction processing, merchant services
Sample job titles: Business consultants, sales directors, IT positions, client services, call center, customer service
Location: Nationwide
4. Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Sample job titles: Store manager, retail worker
Location: Austin, Texas
5. HHgregg
Sample job titles:
Home appliance sales, home electronic sales
East coast, Midwest, South
6. LTD Commodities
Sample job titles: Call center, customer service, credit and collections
Location: Aurora and Bannockburn, Ill.
7. Macy’s
Sample job titles: Seasonal retail sales associate, seasonal cosmetics sales associate, seasonal stock receiving associate, seasonal stock merchandising associate
Location: California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
8. SolarCity
Sample job titles: Sales, support, electrician, management, surveyor, warehouse
Location: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
9. Stanley Steemer
Carpet/home cleaning
Sample job titles:
Carpet cleaning tech
10. Toys R Us
Sample job titles:
Seasonal store associate
A temporary role can be a great way to earn extra income around the holidays and can also be a possible transition to permanent employment. Apply for a seasonal role at any of these 10 companies now. 

18 Prestigious Jobs With Surprisingly Low Pay


Average annual earnings: $111,640

Job description: They perform eye exams and make just a fraction as much as some medical professionals. For comparison, the average physician earns $191,880 a year, and dentists, who undergo a similar amount of training, earn $168,870.
Educational requirements: A bachelor's degree is required, followed by a four-year stint in optometry school to earn an O.D. A residency sometimes follows that for those who want to pursue a particular specialty.
> Find a job as an optometrist

Biomedical Engineers

Average annual earnings: $93,960

Job description: These are engineers who work on building solutions for problems in biology and medicine.
Educational requirements: There are some undergraduate programs that offer degrees in biomedical or biomechanical engineering, but others get a more general engineering degree and a master's focusing on biomedical applications.
> Find a job as a biomedical engineer


Average annual earnings: $77,740

Job description: Chemists study the properties, structures, and reactions of substances, and develop new products or processes for making them.
Educational requirements: A bachelor's is the minimum, but research jobs require a master's or Ph.D.
> Find a job as a chemist

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