The 5 Best-Paying Jobs You Can Do At Home

Working from home isn’t for everyone but it definitely has its perks.

There’s no commute time, fewer coworker distractions and, of course, the ability to send emails from the comfort of your bed.

So often, people have the notion that work-from-home jobs are all low-skill or low-wage positions, but these jobs help to show that there are high-level, professional, and well-paying work-from-home jobs available.

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While these jobs are at the high end of the salary spectrum, there are many opportunities out there for work-from-home jobs.

If you’ve considered working from home before, but haven’t been sure where to start in terms of finding an awesome position, check out the top 10 highest-paying jobs you can do from the comfort of your couch (er, spare bedroom), competitive salaries that are very comparable to traditional, in-office salaries.

#1. Clinical regulatory affairs director

Salary range: $150,000 – $151,000

General job description:

Pharmaceutical companies hire clinical regulatory affairs professionals to fulfill a variety of responsibilities related to clinical trials.

Regulatory affairs (medical affairs) professionals (aka regulatory professionals) usually have responsibility for the following general areas:

  • Ensuring that their companies comply with all of the regulations and laws pertaining to their business.
  • Working with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and personnel on specific issues affecting their business. i.e. working with such agencies as the Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency (pharmaceuticals and medical devices); The Department of Energy; or the Securities and Exchange Commission (banking).
  • Advising their companies on the regulatory aspects and climate that would affect proposed activities. i.e. describing the “regulatory climate” around issues such as the promotion of prescription drugs and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

#2. Medical writer

Salary range: $110,000 – $115,000

General job description:

Writers who have an interest in medicine might find work as a regulatory medical writer appealing. A regulatory medical writer is a type of technical communicator who specializes in preparing documents for review by government agencies.

In addition to writing skill, medical writers must possess highly specialized knowledge of medical laws and regulatory processes. People in this profession usually have a bachelor’s degree. Professionals in this field are responsible for reviewing medical information, writing documents, editing other medical writers’ submissions, and working with senior management to keep projects on track. A natural fit for remote work, a senior medical writer must be able to work independently, but also as a great team-player, and is required to have a degree in a science or medical discipline.

#3. Environmental engineer

Salary range: Up to $110,000

General job description:

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. They also address global issues, such as unsafe drinking water, climate change, and environmental sustainability.

#4.Business development director

Salary range: $100,000 – 150,000

General job description:

At-home sales directors are responsible for managing and growing large sales territories, and are responsible for revenue growth in their particular category. Sales directors also design and develop programs for lead generation and revenue growth for sales teams. They often report to the VP of sales, and they work closely with internal company stakeholders as well as their clients. When they’re not out in the field making sales visits, these professionals work from their home offices.

#5. Audit manager

Salary range: $90,000 – $110,000

General job description: 

While the day-to-day tasks of an audit manager will vary by industry, company size and location, in general they will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and performing operational and financial audits
  • Identifying business process risks
  • Developing testing methodologies to evaluate the adequacy of controls
  • Documenting the results of the evaluations
  • Developing recommendations and reports based on audits and presenting these ideas to senior management
  • Formulating professional development and educational plans for junior staff members
  • Planning and allocating resources and individuals in accordance with skills and schedules

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