Remote work is growing in popularity, and the number of jobs one can do from home is also growing, as employers begin to grasp the benefits of offering flexible work options.
And if you think work from home jobs are only available to entry- or mid-level employees, think again. Yup, your living room can be the C-suite, and the dress code your pajamas – in a wide variety of industries. Sign me up! (Oh…wait. I’m already writing this from my house…)
A recent report listed 10 executive-level jobs for remote workers, all of which pay more than $100,000. The 10 jobs listed in the report were found to offer some type of remote work arrangement, ranging from “some telecommuting” to 100% remote. The report used examples of specific roles with companies that offer remote work. Whether the company to which you’re applying does the same will depend. But this is proof that these jobs are out there.
Some insights from the report by FlexJobs include their findings that the average remote worker is 46 years old or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker.
Here is the list of executive-level jobs from the report. As the jobs listed are in the USA, I sourced Canadian salaries from Payscale.com.
Chief Financial Officer
Median Salary: $131,250
Chief Marketing Officer
Median Salary: $147,395
Chief Technology Officer
Median Salary: $123,188
Director of Campaigns
Salary: $8,000 monthly (US government job.)
Director, Commercial Finance
Median Salary: $113,744
Director of Product Marketing
Median Salary: $117,997
Head of Engineering
Median Salary: $121,599
Managing Vice President
Median Salary: $128,912
Regional Vice President Sales
Median Salary: $132,779
Senior Vice President of Operations
Median Salary: $172,713
Recent research suggests that allowing employees to work remotely significantly increases productivity. A study at Stanford, for example, tracked productivity of call centre employees at a Chinese travel company over nine months and found that working from him correlated with a 13% performance increase, of which 9% was from working more minutes per shift (fewer breaks and sick days) and 4% from more calls per minute (attributed to a quieter and more convenient working environment).
Other arguments for flexible work options include better employee retention and lower cost for office space. The Stanford study also found that “Home workers also reported improved work satisfaction, and their attrition rate halved, but their promotion rate conditional on performance fell.”