The 13 most common work-from-home jobs in America, and how much money you can make doing them

Merla/Shutterstock.comThe number of Americans working remotely is increasing.
  • According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 43% of Americans report working remotely at least sometimes during the workweek.
  • With many employers shifting to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, working from home may be a path some want to pursue.
  • In fact, a April 2020 Gallup poll found that three in five US workers who have been doing their jobs from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue to work remotely as much as possible after the crisis is over.
  • Careers site FlexJobs found the 13 most common work-from-home jobs in America, as well as how much money people with those jobs earn in a year.
  • The remote jobs are in several industries, including technology, coding, and social media.
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The number of Americans working remotely has been increasing over the past several years.

A 2017 Gallup poll shows that 43% of Americans report working remotely at least sometimes during the workweek, up from 39% in 2012. Nearly one third of workers report spending 80% or more of their time working remotely, up from 24%.

In the wake of the novel coronavirus, any US company that could function remotely has been forced to do so, making remote work more of a viable career option for some Americans. In fact, a separate April 2020 Gallup poll found that three in five US workers who have been doing their jobs from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue to work remotely as much as possible, once public health restrictions are lifted.

If you’re interested in remote jobs, careers site FlexJobs recently took a look at the most common remote jobs in the country. And there are some interesting careers on the list. We arranged the jobs by average annual pay, according to data from PayScale.

Check out the 13 most common remote jobs in the country, and how much you can make doing them.


Product manager

Average annual pay: $US82,916

What they do: Product managers oversee the creation of something from start to finish, such as a software program or new design feature.


Business development manager

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Average annual pay: $US71,968

What they do: Business development managers create business plans, chase leads, maintain business relationships, and improve customer satisfaction.


Marketing manager

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Average annual pay: $US64,500

What they do: Marketing managers typically create advertising and marketing campaigns.


Curriculum designer

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Average annual pay: $US61,389

What they do: Curriculum or instructional designers write and create academic syllabi, trainings, and course materials.


Front-end developer

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Average annual pay: $US71,145

What they do: Front-end developers code the front end of a website by converting design files into HTML, JavaScript, or CSS.


Copywriter

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Average annual pay: $US50,570

What they do: Copywriters write persuasively to convince an audience to purchase or use a product or service.


Social media manager

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Average annual pay: $US49,881

What they do: Social media managers oversee social media pages and profiles for a brand or company, keep track of engagement, and help grow an online audience.


Web designer

Average annual pay: $US49,649

What they do: Web designers create and code web pages and apps.


Recruiter

Average annual pay: $US49,544

What they do: Recruiters work to find candidates for open roles. They may write and post descriptions, reach out to candidates, and conduct interviews.


Translator

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Average annual pay: $US47,974

What they do: Remote translators work to translate written or spoken word from one language to another.


Online ESL teacher

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Average annual pay: $US43,878

What they do: ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers teach English to non-native students.


Customer support specialist

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Average annual pay: $US41,382

What they do: Customer service specialists help customers and clients via phone, email, chat, and social media.


Virtual assistant

Average annual pay: $US39,617

What they do: Virtual assistants help executives organise meetings and appointments, respond to emails, take notes, book travel, and more.

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