8 in-demand remote jobs that pay more than $50,000 per year

Intelligence analysts make a national average salary of $100,700 per year.


As many as 65% of people working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic want to continue doing so full time even after it's over, according to a 2020 FlexJobs survey of 4,000 people. About a third (31%) said they'd choose to work remote at least part of the time.

If you're one of the many job seekers keen to capitalize on the popularity of remote work and find a job you can do from home, plenty of employers in a variety of sectors are offering that kind of flexibility.

Here are eight in-demand jobs that can be done remotely and pay at least $50,000 per year on average, compiled from the most frequently posted job titles on Indeed.


Therapists help patients navigate emotional struggles in their day-to-day lives and can also help address specific mental health needs such as anxiety and depression.

To practice, all therapists need both a master's degree in their field and a state-authorized license.

National average salary: $52,900 per year

Insurance agent

Insurance agents sell a variety of insurance policies including property, life, and health insurance. They contact customers to discuss options and help them chose the insurance that's most appropriate for them. They also renew previous clients' policies and maintain records of sales and customers.

National average salary: $57,400 per year

Account manager

Account managers exist in a wide variety of sectors, from medicine to PR. They bring on new customers, maintain long-term relationships with customers and ensure their needs are met, and connect customers with relevant company staff.

National average salary: $62,200 per year

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Sales representative

Sales representatives are responsible for selling the products and services of a given company, from dog food to software to financial consulting. They must teach potential customers about their products, meet regular sales goals, and take care of sales logistics like payments.

Depending on the product you're selling, some sales representative positions may require a bachelor's degree.

National average salary: $64,200 per year

IT specialist

IT specialists are in charge of an organization's technology, maintaining and operating networks, software, and databases, and ensuring the company's continued efficiency. They advise companies on the best hardware, web resources, and so on, to use, and troubleshoot tech problems that arise.

Some IT specialist positions may require a bachelor's degree.

National average salary: $74,300 per year

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Project manager

Project managers can be found in an array of fields, from advertising to engineering to law to technology. Project managers are responsible for every step along a project's process, leading a team through its inception to its budget creation to its timeline and completion.

These positions may require a bachelor's degree.

National average salary: $85,100 per year

Intelligence analyst

Intelligence analysts are responsible for the security of a given organization. They monitor tech for data breaches, create and advise on appropriate security measures to prevent future breaches, and investigate any violations that occur.

Intelligence analyst positions require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

National average salary: $100,700 per year

Loan officer

Loan officers work for banks and other financial institutions helping customers get loans for homes, cars, and businesses. They assess applicants' information and credit scores to see if they qualify for a given loan, then approve applications accordingly.

Most loan officers need a bachelor's degree, and loan officers who approve mortgages must be licensed in their state.

National average salary: $149,600 per year

Find openings for these positions on job boards like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster, and FlexJobs.

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