Working from home

The highest paying work from home jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein|

Working from home is ideal in a lot of ways for a lot of people. No morning rush, no rush hour commute, you can spend whole days in your pyjamas with a cat on your lap if that’s your thing. You can get your work done on a schedule that suits the rest of your life.

The tough part is finding a job you can do from home that also pays well.

Earlier this year Flexjobs teamed with our friends at Payscale to create a list of high-paying work-from-home jobs. The job titles are positions that have been posted as full-time, at-home positions.

We took the same jobs and looked at their average salaries on the Canadian market.

10 high paying work-from-home jobs:

    10. Director of Education – $72,422

    Education directors shape the curricula and teaching processes in a school or school district, or run educational programs at non-school settings, such as museums, businesses and non-profits. They also provide guidance to teachers, school administrators and support staff.

    [Education jobs on Workopolis]

    9. Senior Business Analyst – $75,587

    A Business Analyst is someone who analyzes an organization and “designs its processes and systems, assessing the business model and its integration with technology.”

    [Business analyst jobs on Workopolis]

    8. Director of Business Operations – $90,161

    The Director of Operations ensures that a company’s day-to-day activities run smoothly, by, (as the title implies) directing the operations.

    [Director of Operations job on Workopolis]

    7. Government Affairs Director – $100,616

    Government affairs managers are public relations specialists who coordinate legislative efforts by working with the provincial, municipal, and federal governments as well as the media.

    6. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – $121,894

    The CFO oversees all the financial activities of an organization.

    [CFO jobs on Workopolis]

    5. Regional Vice President – $128,637

    The Regional VP is second in command to the President of a business, regionally. Since they work in a branch location where there often is no office, they work most of the time from home.

    [Regional Vice President jobs on Workopolis]

    4. Chief Operations Officer (COO) – $100,816

    The COO is in charge of running operations and reporting to the head honcho.

    [Operations jobs on Workopolis]

    3. Vice President Marketing – $126,518

    The VP of Marketing is a member of the executive team responsible for overseeing all of an organization’s marketing activities.

    [Marketing jobs on Workopolis]

    2. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – $131,806

    The CEO is the big cheese, the highest ranking individual in a company. The CEO is in charge of strategies, big decisions, and managing overall operations, as well as reporting to the Board of Directors.

    1. Medical Director – $237,819

    The Medical Director, “Plans and directs all aspects of an organization’s medical policies and programs. Responsible for strategic clinical relationships with physicians. Oversees the development of the clinical content in marketing materials. Ensures all clinical programs are in compliance. Writes research publications to support clinical service offerings. Requires a degree in medicine with at least 15 years of experience. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.” [Source.]

    [Health & wellness jobs on Workopolis]

It’s no surprise that these jobs all pay well since they’re all high-ranking executive positions. If you’re not in a position to land one of them, here’s a list of high paying work from home jobs that we previously published as they were listed on Forbes.com, and their average Canadian salaries (where possible, updated as of 2014).

(Note: you might wonder how physicians and radiologists work from home, these medical professionals can act as consultants in a variety of capacities. A nurse might do telephone triage.)

Ten more well-paying jobs that can be done from home:

Here’s what happened when the Workopolis team launched a campaign for a National Work From Home Day. [Video]


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  • Res Krebs

    What? none of those jobs are done from home.

    • gorblinit

      True. NONE of them are normally done from home.

      • Kevin Coulombe

        I have been a self-employed software developer working mostly from home since before I even finished university.

  • Caroline

    Translation is always forgotten in these articles. It pays better than a lot of the jobs listed.

  • Guest

    You didn’t mention direct sales jobs. There are lots of people making over 6 figures in this industry.

  • Audrey

    Why am I even continuing to read these articles?

    Top 5 surprising high paying job from home:

    1- Trophy wife
    2- Cooking meth
    3- cyber fraud
    4- plus size porn actress
    5- keeping a flock of mentally challenge and/or handicap and/or elderly people locked in your basement with bare minimum.*

    * This is horrible, but people do this :(

  • Comm AdvPro

    Biased articles. What are jobs for low income people that can be done at home?

    • Kevin Coulombe

      Mecanical Turk.