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Up to Almost Six-Figure Jobs ($90,000 – $118,000) that could let you work from home

I get this question SO. OFTEN. via email and via Instagram, that I thought I’d post a comprehensive list of almost 6-figure jobs that may let you work from home.

My job is on one of these lists. Some stats:

  • Have worked about 57% of my career taking breaks in between.
  • Make about $20K – $30K/month when I do work on a contract
  • Only work 40 hours a week, no more, sometimes less. ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Don’t always get to work from home – it depends on the client. Some jobs are cool with it, others are not. Sometimes, I just tell them my terms – I am going to be remote, is that acceptable? If they really need me, they’ll agree. This works best when you don’t really need the money. *shrug*

Want a $$$$ job that lets you work from home? Here you go.

Note: Some of these jobs are clearly not rigid 40-hour workweeks. Keep that in mind.

CNBC’s Up to $118K & 4-Day Week Jobs:

  1. Lawyer – Average salary: $117,188
  2. Tax manager – Average salary: $104,740
  3. IT security engineer – Average salary: $118,172
  4. Regional sales manager – Average salary: $93,833
  5. Technical sales engineer – Average salary: $78,417
  6. Human resources recruiter – Average salary: $55,071
  7. Clinical research associate – Average salary: $63,155
  8. Background investigator – Average salary: $57,623
  9. Actuary (Insurance) – Average salary: $102,734
  10. Business consultant – Average salary: $75,993

CNBC Remote $90K+ Jobs List:

  1. Senior Sitecore Developer – Salary: $95,000-$105,000
  2. Growth Product Manager – Salary: $95,000-$112,000
  3. Director of Development – Salary: $100,000-$120,000
  4. Corporate Controller – Salary: $100,00-$150,000
  5. Senior Full Stack Developer – Salary: $110,000-$140,000
  6. Director of Law and Policy – Salary: $125,000-$150,000
  7. Senior Software Engineer – Salary: $130,000-$160,000

CNBC Executive List:

  1. Director, Commercial Finance – Median salary: $110,861
  2. Regional Vice President Sales – Median salary: $127,069
  3. Chief Financial Officer – Median salary: $130,181
  4. Managing Vice President – Median salary: $132, 031
  5. Head of Engineering – Median salary: $139,041
  6. Director of Product Marketing – Median salary: $140,450
  7. Chief Technology Officer – Median salary: $154,998
  8. Senior Vice President of Operations – Median salary: $169,817
  9. Chief Marketing Officer – Median salary: $169,997

CNBC’s Flex Jobs that pay 6-figure salaries:

  1. Senior Attorney – Salary: $150,000 – $180,000 per year
  2. Technical Lead – Android or iOS – Salary: $140,000 – $200,000 per year
  3. User Researcher – Salary: $130,000 – $150,000 per year
  4. Head of Data & Machine Learning – Salary: $120,000 – $200,000 per year
  5. Product Management Coach – Salary: $120,000 – $200,000 per year
  6. Senior Manager, Demand Generation – Salary: $120,000 per year
  7. DevOps Infrastructure Engineer – Salary: $120,000 – $140,000 per year
  8. Litigation Associate – Salary: $100,000 – $155,000 per year
  9. Head of Community Marketing – Salary: $100,000 – $140,000 per year
  10. Data Scientist – Salary: $100,000 per year

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. Steveark

    In retirement I make six figures consulting mostly from my home office, sometimes in my pajamas. I also travel some, consulting, but my work hours are much less than 40 a week. Often less than 10 hours a week. It pays six figures for minimal work hours because I save my clients millions each year in my narrow field of specialization. I don’t need an income but I enjoy the challenge and the social contact with business and political leadership. Having spent many years at a 9 to 5 corporate job, this is better! But it didn’t happen by accident, I planned it and cultivated the skill set and relationships over decades to make it possible.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      To be honest with you, I am pretty much at that level as well. My work hours are technically 40 a week, but I don’t count being on the conference calls all day as being “work”.. I am doing dishes on the side, laundry, etc.

      Ideally I’d like to cut back to 20 hours a week, and just work ENOUGH to bring in 6-figures consulting, but also give me something like a 3-day workweek.

      I would definitely need to start sourcing out clients interested in part-time work in my specialty, as it would save them lots of money as well, rather than having someone full-time, but idle.


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