Check out this great article about remote work: Do Remote Jobs Really Pay Less?
Important Notes from these articles:
- “Increasingly, the idea that remote jobs always pay less is losing credibility. To be sure, some remote workers are willing (or are asked) to consider a smaller paycheck in exchange for working from a home office. However, in some professions, the salaries of home-based workers can be commensurate with the pay of in-office workers—or even more. For example, developers who work remotely can earn as much as 40% more than their office-based counterparts, one study found.”
- From 2005 to 2015, remote work increased 115%, going from 1.8 million employees working remotely to 3.9 million. And according to the same report, “The average annual income for most telecommuters is $4,000 higher than that of non-telecommuters.” In addition to this higher income, just about all home-based workers who factor in costs like lunches, daycare, and work or office clothing often find they can save thousands of dollars annually with a work-from-home job. Often commuting costs alone can take a huge chunk out of the paychecks of traditional workers. All of these savings put more money back in your pocket and can increase quality of life – as the video below indicates.”