Working remotely is an increasingly popular option for many people, given how expensive it can be to live where many of the jobs are. But can you earn enough to get by while working from home? To help you find out, career-advice website FlexJobs, using data from salary and compensation site PayScale, compiled a list of the 14 most common remote jobs in their database and their average pay .
Some of the salaries exceed the national median household income, which was $59,039 in 2016 . The No. 1 most common remote job, in fact, pays almost $90,000 a year on average.
While some of the job titles on the list, like "nurse" or "teacher," may sound more like conventional in-person positions, FlexJob is drawing attention to the remote versions of these jobs in which workers can provide services via phone or video conferencing.
Of the top 14, here are the top 10, as well as their salaries:
1. Client services director
Average annual pay: $87,575
2. Speech-language pathologist
Average annual pay: $79,268
3. Business development manager
Average annual pay: $71,233
4. Software developer
Average annual pay: $69,313
Average annual pay: $60,132
6. Account manager
Average annual pay: $51,181
Average annual pay: $49,749
Average annual pay: $48,489
Average annual pay: $48,159
10. Online tutor
Average annual pay: $36,233
Keep in mind that these estimates are based on self-reported numbers. While they can't take into account your specific circumstances , they can offer useful insight by measuring your pay against the pay of your peers across the country.
To get a more nuanced look at how much a certain field may pay, try using a salary calculator .
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