Have the kind of complicated life that would really benefit (or even require) the ability to telecommute? More and more job seekers are looking for this kind of flexibility. And more and more fields are building that kind of work into their job descriptions. It cuts back on office time-frittering, makes for loyal and grateful employees, and cuts commute time considerably!
Here are 15 of the best, highest-paying, and most flexible jobs out there, with the average annual salary of each—based on compensation, bonuses, perks, and profit-sharing, tips, and average commissions. Most of these salaries are reflective of a few years’ experience, so you might have to consider starting at a slightly lower rate if you’re just entering the profession.
1. Clinical Research Associate
If you can work your way up to a senior level, you could make nearly $95k per year. About 78% of workers telecommute.
2. Sales Engineer
Senior sales engineers make roughly $108k per year, with 64% telecommuting.
3. Service Delivery Manager
This gig offers an average salary of $83k, with 64% telecommuting.
4. Security Consultant
When you reach a senior level, you can earn about $100k per year. About 64% of workers telecommute.
5. Solutions Architect
About 64% of solutions architects telecommute and earn up to $114k in annual compensation.
6. Territory Manager
About 62% telecommute, earning and almost $66k per year.
7. Professional Service Consultant
Senior-level service consultants earn nearly $96k per year, with 61% telecommuting.
8. Software Consultant
Software consultants earn about $79k per year, with 58% telecommuting.
9. Implementation Consultant
Implementation consultants can earn around $74k per year, with 58% telecommuting.
10. Regional Sales Manager
About 56% of regional sales managers telecommute, earning an average salary of $81k per year.
11. Technical Sales Engineer
About 56% telecommute, and earn about $79k per year.
12. Marketing Consultant
About 52% telecommute, and earn about $67k per year.
13. Instructional Designer (Training and Development)
Median pay for a senior-level designer is $71k per year, with 52% telecommuting.
14. SAP Consultant
Senior-level consultants can earn almost $99k a year, with 51% telecommuting.
15. IT Program Manager
Senior-level IT managers can earn a whopping $126k per year, with 51% telecommuting.