Working from home has its pros and cons.

Cons: it gets lonely, and sometimes you can go for days without leaving the house. Also, if you’re not generally a disciplined person, things can pile up and get away from you. On the other hand, you might find you work far too many hours. You expect to have great work-life balance, and instead wind up longing for an office where you can leave work behind.

If you can make it work for you, though, there are a lot of perks: no commute, flexible hours, and no need to get out of bed (except to get coffee). And more and more, working from home can be lucrative too. Flex Jobs, a resource for part time, freelance, telecommuting, and flexible jobs, compiled a list of the highest paying work from home jobs.

Here are some work from home jobs that pay six figures.

Clinical regulatory affairs director

Salary range: $150,000 – $151,000

Works with pharmaceutical companies on a variety of tasks related to clinical trials, including preparing application, regulatory, and marketing documents, and briefings.

Supervisory attorney

Salary range: $117,000 – $152,000

Attorney supervising or directing another attorney.

Senior medical writer

Salary range: $110,000 – $115,000

Professionals in this field are responsible for research into new medical discoveries and developments, as well as educational and commercial writing.

Environmental engineer

Salary range: Up to $110,000

Flex Jobs explains, “Environmental engineers are typically responsible for designing and assessing pollution reduction and prevention approaches, from equipment to processes, and when they’re not in the field conducting research, they can sometimes work from a home office.”

Director of quality improvement

Salary range: $100,000 – $175,000

Remote quality improvement directors are responsible for developing best practices related to systems administration and data architecture.

Senior software engineer

Salary range: $100,000 – $160,000

Software engineers design and develop software, of which there is basically never enough.

Director of business development

Salary range: $100,000 – $150,000

This is a sales director who is “responsible for managing and growing large sales territories, and for revenue growth in their particular category. Sales directors also design and develop programs for lead generation and revenue growth for sales teams.”

Research biologist

Salary range: $93,000 – $157,000

Research biologists are responsible for conducting tests and research, and coming to a conclusion (e.g. what can we learn about the virus-host interactions? And what does that mean for disease resistance?)

Audit manager

Salary range: $90,000 – $110,000

Audit managers over see financial and operational audits for companies or clients.


See also:

How to quit your job with class

How to tailor your resume to any job posting

How to optimize your resume for the 10-second skim

12 surprisingly high-paying part-time jobs


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