Many people dream of working from home but think it’s simply not practical. After all, how many well-paying stay-at-home jobs can there be? Well, you might be surprised. According to Salary.com, Zip-Recruiter and Glass-door, these are the average salaries of the highest paying jobs able to be done from the comfort of your couch — some of them earning seven figures. If it’s your dream to earn money while in pajamas with your cat on your lap, then read on!
Research Biologist — $62,000
While half of this job is spent in the lab, sometimes the other half can be done from home. Research biologists spend their days studying things and running tests, which can be a fascinating time for the right person. The rest of the time, however, they’re processing results on a computer.
Animator — $63,000
While it’s not always the highest paying job out there, it sure seems like the most fun. As an animator, you can bring your imagination to life through computerized drawings. Unlike what you may have been told, Pixar is not the only place to make a living through animation.
Technical Support Manager — $63,000
Technical support managers are essentially the in charge of a company’s technical services department. They make sure the staff is knowledgeable and that services run smoothly.
Major Gifts Officer — $69,000
“Major gifts officer” may not be a title you’ve heard of before, but it might be a career path worth looking into. Not only do people in this position get to work from home, but they also get to travel on their employer’s dime. So what do they do?
Psychologist — $71,000
Who knew understanding the human brain could get you such a satisfying salary? The average pay may not wow you, but the most experienced psychologists can earn upwards of $130K a year. This all depends on your concentration and clientele, of course, but it’s nothing to bat an eye at.
Senior Sales Executive — $73,000
The more experience you have as a salesperson, the more you get paid. Of course, charisma and likeability are also essential, but they aren’t the only factors in finding success in this business. You need to know how to create and build upon positive relationships with buyers.