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- FlexJobs, a website dedicated to remote-job vacancies, analyzed 5,713 companies that are hiring to see which truly remote jobs have the highest salaries.
- The data is based on jobs that allow you to work from anywhere, rather than a specific city, state, or country.
- Scroll down to see the 20 highest-paying remote jobs that have vacancies, including designers, software engineers, and talent-acquisition specialists. You will find details on each company that is hiring, the salary, and the description of the role.
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COVID-19 has left offices empty, and a flurry of redundancies has left many people without jobs. Those who have kept their jobs are mostly working from home, and some companies are now hiring for fully remote roles.
One website dedicated to finding remote jobs, FlexJobs, has released data showing the 20 highest-paying vacant remote jobs that you can do from anywhere in the world, based on the 5,713 companies in its database.
Nearly all remote jobs require you to be in a certain city, state, or country because of tax, legal, and licensing issues, according to FlexJobs. For this list, we looked only at truly remote jobs — they can be done from anywhere in the world — and ranked them by salary.
The full list is below. You’ll find details on the role and company, the job description, and the salary.
Zapier –vice president of design($162,500)
This role will lead the strategic direction and vision of the design organization, which makes web apps. You must have management experience in user-experience design and product design.
Zapier requires senior-level manager experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
Doist – head of product($144,790)
Doist is a productivity-software company. The role at the firm includes managing and evolving a product, as well as steering its long-term direction. You would have to coordinate the product team with heads of marketing, support, engineering, and design.
Doist requires product-manager experience.
Dribbble –vice president of marketing($147,511)
Dribbble, a social-networking platform for designers and creatives, is looking for a marketing vice president. You must possess outstanding leadership skills, the company says, and the role requires senior-level management experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
You need at least 10 years of related experience.
VidIQ – vice president, customer support($143,210)
VidIQ provides tools for video makers hoping to grow their audience on platforms such as YouTube.
This role involves supporting your team in any operation, including providing tools and integrations, building relationships, and overseeing team performance. The role has a flexible schedule.
Applicants need at least 10 years of support-management experience.
Hopin – vice president of people($137,219)
Hopin, the online event platform provider, offers a flexible schedule for this role. Your responsibilities would include overseeing compliance, performance management, training, pay structures, and managing, as well as growing the team.
Hopin requires senior-level manager experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
Axelerant – technical architect($113,246)
Axelerant is a software company that helps companies work with open-source platforms such as Drupal. The vacancy it offers is a flexible position, and responsibilities include leading the development team for Axelerant’s website and application and supporting clients with hands-on advice.
Parabol – senior designer($97,286)
A provider of meeting and productivity tools for remote working, Parabol is looking for a senior designer. You would be responsible for working on an open-source meeting app with remote and flexible teams. You would be required to travel quarterly for business meetings, with all expenses paid.
Parabol requires at least five years of experience in creating interfaces for software as a service applications or games.
Skillshare –senior manager, creative operations($95,543)
Skillshare, an online learning platform for the creative industry, is looking for a senior manager. Your responsibilities would include optimizing and developing software and managing design and production projects. You need experience in design-resource management and client service.
Skillshare requires senior-level manager experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
Security Trails –DevOps engineer($95,075)
Security Trails makes tools that assess a company’s current and historical web data. As a DevOps engineer, or one who works on software development and IT operations, you would have to design protocols for system troubleshooting and maintenance. You must have strong analytical skills and sharp attention to details.
Security Trails requires prior relevant experience.
Globalme Localization –software engineer, Ruby on Rails($86,005)
Globalme helps companies localize and test their products in new markets. You would contribute to team-based product development and take part in troubleshooting, testing, and quality assurance.
Globalme Localization requires technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and at least two years of relevant experience.
Theorem.co – senior engagement manager($83,229)
Theorem.co, a consultancy firm for product strategy, engineering, and design, is looking for a senior engagement manager. You would be responsible for the final decision-making on team strategy and staffing, as well as building customer relationships and contract negotiation.
Theorem.co requires senior-level manager experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
Xapo – product designer($83,025)
Xapo is a Hong Kong-based bitcoin debit card provider. As a product designer for the company, you would be required to develop animations and illustrations for new applications. You need to have Figma and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency, prototyping skills, and a strong knowledge of design fundamentals.
The role has flexible hours.
Toggl–head of product ($83,000)
Toggl provides a time-tracking app that allows you to better organize your time and tasks. The responsibilities for the role include creating a road map for the product, managing deadlines, and ensuring all operations come within budget.
The firm requires senior-level manager experience (director, department head, vice president, general manager, or C-suite level).
Series Eight – UX, UI designer($74,983)
The digital-design studio Series Eight is looking for a user-interface designer. You would be required to work with a team of developers and designers on existing projects for startups and other companies. You need strong knowledge of the design tool Sketch.
Trafilea – talent-acquisition specialist, senior recruiter($73,616)
This e-commerce company for online brands is looking for a talent-acquisition specialist with at least five years of relevant experience, analytical skills, and proficiency in both Spanish and English, written and verbally.
LooseGrip –business-development manager($73,367)
At the marketing and consulting agency LooseGrip, you would be responsible for talking to new clients, launching campaigns, and implementing a business-development strategy.
You need strong team-working skills and management experience.
The responsibilities for the role include designing and developing websites alongside other internal web projects.
Axelerant requires a bachelor’s degree relevant to the vacancy and at least five years of experience.
Grafana Labs –back-end software engineer($72,353)
Grafana Labs makes an interactive visualization web app. As a back-end software engineer, you would work on projects on the company’s cloud team. You need to have distributed-systems or network-programming experience, as well as knowledge of systems programming language.
The role has flexible hours.
International Business Times –Medical Daily editor in chief($71,214)
International Business Times is an online media organization providing business news. It is looking for an editor in chief for its Medical Daily publication who will build, execute, and manage news operations, as well as freelancers’ work and evergreen content.
You need at least five years of editorial experience and three years of management experience.
Animalz – content-marketing manager($67,980)
The content-marketing agency Animalz is looking for a content-marketing manager. You would be responsible for managing customer accounts and the workflows of content, in addition to talking to clients about the strategies they need to succeed.
You need strong skills in writing, business-to-business operations, and search-engine optimization, as well as management experience.