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America’s 13 Most Common Work From Home Jobs


  • According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 43% of Americans report working remotely at least sometimes during the work week.
  • With many employers switching to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic, working from home may be a path some want to take.
  • In fact, an April 2020 Gallup poll found that three in five American workers who did their work from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue working remotely as much as possible after the crisis is over.
  • The FlexJobs jobs site found the 13 most common work-from-home jobs in America, along with the amount of money people doing those jobs make in a year.
  • Remote jobs can be found in multiple industries including tech, coding, and social media.
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The number of Americans working remotely has increased in recent years.

A 2017 Gallup poll shows that 43% of Americans report working remotely at least sometimes during the work week, up from 39% in 2012. Almost a third of workers report spending 80% or more of their time working remotely , against 24%.

In the wake of the novel coronavirus, any American business that could operate remotely has been forced to do so, making remote working a viable career option for some Americans. In fact, another Gallup poll from April 2020 found that three in five American workers who did their work from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue working remotely as much as possible, once public health restrictions are lifted.

If you’re interested in remote jobs, the FlexJobs job board recently took a look at the most common remote jobs nationwide. And there are some exciting careers on the list. We organized the jobs by average annual salary, according to data from PayScale.

Find out the 13 most common remote jobs in the country and how much you can earn doing them.