Thought Provoking 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs  

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List Rules Careers where workers are able to telecommute or make their own schedules

List of the best high-paying flexible jobs: high-paying work-from-home jobs, telecommuting jobs, and careers with flexible hours and schedules that allow remote workers. "Part-time," "flexible," "remote" and "telecommute" jobs are the top jobs for work and family balance. Jobs where you can work mostly from home are becoming more and more common as email, video conferencing and phone calls are becoming the preferred method for communicating in the professional world. Mobile technology, cloud computing and shared, digital workspaces have made it easier to work from home than ever before.

Traditionally, the best flexible jobs have been high-level management jobs (where you can make your own schedule) or IT careers (where most of your work is done online, anyway). These industries still offer some of the best paying telecommuting jobs. In the past 5 years, even more industries have started to allow workers to work from home full-time or a few days a week. Many of the careers on this list still require office time, but the actual schedule of when you have to be in the office is flexible. Many project-based jobs, like Actuaries, Public Relations Specialists and Film Editors are able to create their own schedules and finish work on their own time. Sales managers are another great, high-paying job that is flexible.

Parents looking for great work-from-home jobs, adults looking to restore work-life balance, and professionals who desire the luxury of being able to finish work on their own time often search for these top paying work from home jobs. It makes sense: what's the definition of the perfect commute? From the kitchen table to the couch. Working from home, or telecommuting, is no longer the stuff of cubicle daydreams. As of 2011, an estimated 20 to 30 million people worked at home at least one day a week, and at least 2.8 million people worked primarily from home With improvements in networking technology and changes in corporate philosophy, the right career -- and income -- might be closer than you think. Many of these highest paying jobs with time off take a while to work up to and many others require advanced degrees or specialized training. However, there are some--like web developer, freelance writer, and regional sales managers are great jobs that don't require a college degree.

The salary information on this voteable list comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com and Glassdoor.com. If you have a good work-from-home job add it to this list and vote on your favorites.
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Virtual Assistant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Virtual Assistant Average pay varies greatly, but can be up to $100/hour

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Teleradiologist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Teleradiologist Average annual pay: $100,000 to $400,000

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Photographer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with no minimum educational requirement: $53,000

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Project manager is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $92,000

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Freelance Writer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $55,940

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Web Designer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay with no minimum education requirement: $52,000

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Human Resources Generalist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Human Resources Generalist Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $49,000

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Clinical research associate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Clinical research associate Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $81,400

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Technical Writer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Technical Writer Median annual pay: $63,000

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Ghostwriter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay with no minimum education: $77,000

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Account Manager is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Account Manager Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $98,500

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Actuary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $94,600

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Senior Project Manager, IT is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Senior Project Manager, IT Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $99,700

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Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $92,400

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Telenurse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Telenurse Median annual pay: $65,000

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Web Developer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with no minimum education requirement: $60,900

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Personal trainer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay with no minimum education: $53,600

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Graphic Designer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $75,000

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Film Editor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Film Editor Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $46,000

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Dietitian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Dietitian Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $49,000

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Data Analyst is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $52,000

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Translator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $50,000

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General Counsel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
General Counsel Average pay for workers with at least a JD degree and over 10 years experience: $181,000

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Curriculum Developers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Curriculum Developers Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $59,000

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Speech-language pathologist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Speech-language pathologist Average pay for workers with at least a master's degree: $71,100

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Security Engineer, Information... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Security Engineer, Information Systems Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $87,000

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Online Post-Secondary Teacher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Online Post-Secondary Teacher Median annual pay: $62,000

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Nurse Health Advisor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Nurse Health Advisor Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $64,500

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Programmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $75,000

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Phone Operator is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Phone Operator Median annual pay: $40,000

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Grants/Proposal Writer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Grants/Proposal Writer Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $60,500

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Computer Support Specialist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Computer Support Specialist Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $50,000-$70,000

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Market Research Manager is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Market Research Manager Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $71,900

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Aerospace Engineer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $79,600

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Web Application Developer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $58,850

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Software Developer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay with no minimum education requirement: $52,000

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Management Consultant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $89,500. For those with an MBA and more experience, median annual pay: $118,000

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Call Center Employee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Call Center Employee Average pay varies greatly, but could be up to $75,000/year for long hours

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Online Adjunct Faculty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Online Adjunct Faculty Average pay: $54,000

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Medical transcription is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Medical transcription Median annual pay: $33,000

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Telepharmacist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Telepharmacist Median annual pay: $112,000

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Senior Sales Executive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Senior Sales Executive Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $124,000

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Financial planner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Financial planner Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $73,000

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Public Relations Specialist (i... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Public Relations Specialist (independent) Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $55,200

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Regional Sales Manager is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Regional Sales Manager Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $80,300

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Accountant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: between $45,000 and $78,000

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Compensation Analyst is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Compensation Analyst Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $74,500

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Principal Software Engineer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Principal Software Engineer Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $123,000

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Technical Sales Engineer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Technical Sales Engineer Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $85,200

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Tax Manager is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs
Tax Manager Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $89,300