Five Highest Paying Remote Jobs To Consider

Traditional office environments are evolving. As we approach 2024, hybrid and remote jobs will be the new standard. A study conducted in the US has shown that 60% of the U.S. workforce will be remote by next year.

Remote work (and partially remote work) has numerous advantages for both employers and employees, including increased productivity, improved mental and physical well-being, increased job satisfaction, and more comfortable, ergonomic workspaces that can be tailored to your specific needs.

According to FlexJobs’ Remote Work & RTO Pulse survey, more than half of workers know someone who has quit or wants to quit due to RTO mandates. In the same survey, 63% indicated remote employment was more important to them than money.

Who could be Ideal for a remote role?

Many people choose remote working arrangements for personal or logistical reasons. For example, you may want to spend more time with your growing family, have more flexibility for doctor’s appointments or school meetings, or want to protect the environment by avoiding commuting. Many introverts find working remotely advantageous and appropriate for their personality and work preferences.

Beyond preferences, you must offer something to the table for your employer to be willing to hire you remotely. To succeed in a remote working arrangement, you must have discipline, confidence in your field of work, and be self-motivated and organized. You should also examine whether working remotely is feasible in your current circumstances; for example, do you have a peaceful, distraction-free workspace? Do you have a reliable internet connection?

The following is a list of some of the highest-paying remote jobs to consider.

Disclaimer: Salary information was obtained from, Mondo, and Glassdoor. It’s also important to realize that, while these positions are available remotely, some businesses may choose to hire someone who can do the duties in person at the office all of the time.


1. Lead Software Engineer

Your responsibilities as a lead software engineer will be a carefully balanced blend of technical software creation and maintenance, as well as leadership of the engineering team responsible for designing and testing software applications. You will be the primary point of contact for other teams within your business, and you may be required to present to other stakeholders engaged in the product.

What qualifications/requirements must be met?

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as computer science or information technology, is required.
  • 5–7 years of experience in software development and excellent domain knowledge
  • Programming abilities in languages such as C++, Java, and HTML5
  • Experience with research, testing, and data analysis
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge, cutting-edge development tools and programming approaches

Average salary:

$122,667 (however some companies pay as much as $240,000)

2. Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity engineering is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand roles in the United States and around the world, owing to the fact that most people work or study from home at least part of the time, and many organizations manage their teams, products, services, and communications online, exposing themselves to increased cyber threats.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for this profession will increase 32% over the next decade, with 600,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States and an anticipated 3.5 million open roles globally. You will be responsible for protecting an organization’s computer networks, systems, websites, and applications against cyber threats and assaults, as well as developing, maintaining, and testing the effectiveness of security measures.

What qualifications/requirements are necessary?

  • A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • Cybersecurity practical professional qualifications
  • Experience with incident detection and response
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Proficiency in Python, C++, Java, Ruby, Node, Go, and/or Power Shell

Average salary: