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Competing for Remote Workers: Top Jobs That Offer $100,000 or More

One recurring trend for 2018, that’s slated to continue on in 2019, is offering employees flexible working arrangements. In order to attract talent to your company, you can stay ahead of the competition by offering candidates what they want most: flexibility and a competitive salary.

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With wages, salaries, and benefits rising at the fastest rate in a decade, many workers are leveraging the tight labor market to explore new job opportunities. In fact, according to a new survey by FlexJobs, most workers making more than $100,000 are planning to quit their jobs within a year.

The number of people who have quit a job due to lack of flexibility has also doubled from 17% in 2014 to 34% in 2018. Work flexibility appeals to highly educated and experienced workers, finds FlexJobs. As 78% of respondents had at least a college degree, and 32% were manager level or higher.

Below are 15 jobs to demonstrate that highly qualified workers interested in achieving work/life balance through flexible jobs do not need to sacrifice salary. Each of the 15 jobs, ordered by highest-paying, meets the following criteria:

  • The job is a full-time position;
  • The job offers remote work options;
  • The job is professional-level, requiring advanced experience and education;
  • The job pays at least $100K annually, according to the actual job posting from the company; and
  • The job was actively listed in the FlexJobs’ database as of November 12, 2018.
  1. State Health Associate Commissioner
  • Salary listed: $160,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Public Health District Director.
  1. Business Development Director
  • Salary listed: $150,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Director of Business Development, Business Development Manager, and Associate Director of Business Development.
  1. Mobile Lead
  • Salary listed: $150,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Mobile Developer, Mobile Engineer, and Senior Front End and Mobile App Developer.
  1. Technical Lead—Android or iOS
  • Salary listed: $140,000 to $200,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Android Engineer, Android Application Development Advisor, and Senior Android Engineer,
  1. Curriculum Lead
  • Salary listed: $130,000 to $150,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Curriculum Development Specialist, Managing Editor of Mathematics Grades K-8, Director of Product Marketing, and K-12 Literacy.
  1. User Researcher
  • Salary listed: $130,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: User Experience (UX) Researcher, Qualitative User Experience Researcher, and Senior User Experience Researcher.
  1. Lead Data Engineer
  • Salary listed: $120,000 to $160,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Technical Lead of Data Engineering, Engineering Team Lead, Lead Engineer, and Lead or Principal Software Engineer.
  1. Senior Manager, Demand Generation
  • Salary listed: $120,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Demand Generation Manager or Director, Vice President, Global Demand Generation, and Director of Demand Generation.
  1. Venture Fund Senior Tax Accountant
  • Salary listed: $120,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Director of Business Tax Audit, Senior Tax Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant, or Trader Tax Compliance.
  1. Manager of Transit Planning and Corridor Development
  • Salary listed: up to $120,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Design Build, Design Manager of Rail or Transit.
  1. Deputy CIO for Information Security and Operations
  • Salary listed: up to $120,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Senior Information Security Engineer, Lead Information Security Engineer, Information Systems Security Officer, and Director of Security and Data Privacy.
  1. Engineering Manager
  • Salary listed: $100,160 to $160,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Project Engineer, Project Manager, Director of Engineering, and Engineering Manager of Product.
  1. Head of Community Marketing
  • Salary listed: $100,000 to $140,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Community Growth Lead, Marketing Lead, Head of Marketing, and Head of Growth.
  1. Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Salary listed: $100,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Javascript Full Stack Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Senior Full Stack Engineer, and Full Stack Developer-Security.
  1. Workers Compensation Defense Attorney
  • Salary listed: $100,000
  • Related work-from-home job titles: Associate Attorney, EMEA Senior Corporate Counsel Employment Law, and Liability Defense Attorney.