Remote work has become more commonplace since the pandemic, which is great news for those who enjoy the flexibility of working from home. The tech industry is one of the sectors that’s seen an uptick in remote positions, spanning a range of specialties and expertise.
In addition to the benefit of a commute-free job and improved flexibility to balance work and personal life, remote positions can be lucrative. For many of the remote positions available in tech, you can earn an average annual salary of $100K or more, especially in high-earning states in California. Reach out to a California staffing agency to get connected with remote tech jobs quickly.
Referencing PayScale data, here are some of the top remote tech jobs allowing you to earn a lucrative salary in 2023.
The median salary for a software developer is $90,777 per year. Those with five to nine years of experience at the mid-career level make an average of $100,000 or more. Software developers work on computer networks, computers, and mobile devices. Sought-after skills include enterprise resource planning, distributed systems, SQL, Python, C# Programming Language, and Java.
The average annual salary for a data scientist is $98,342. A mid-career data scientist with five to nine years of experience makes an average of $112,377 annually. Popular skills for data scientists include machine learning, data analysis, Python, and statistical analysis.
Cyber security analysts make an average base salary of $78,622 annually, though those with about 10 years of experience can easily make more than $100,000. Sought-after skills of cyber security analysts include the obvious cyber security, as well as security risk management, securing information and event management, security procedures and policies, and security intrusion detection.
The median base salary for a cloud architect is $132,773 per year, and you don’t have to have years of experience to make more than $100,000 in this position. According to PayScale, it’s possible to make $107,235 on average with one to four years of experience. Popular skills of cloud architects include system architecture, enterprise solutions, cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.
Technical support managers with 10 years of experience make an average of $98,000, which increases to more than $100,000 annually with a few more years of experience. Skills that strong technical support managers possess include operations management, customer service, people management, information technology support, and data analysis and reporting.
Though PayScale suggests that the salary range for a web developer is $43,000 to $91,000, with an average of $61,718 per year, additional research published by Computer World suggests that web developers that work remotely earn an average of $95,000 and upwards.
Several factors impact salary for the best remote tech jobs, the most obvious being years of experience and required skillset. However, premier or highly sought-after skills might garner higher rewards.
Also, where you live and the industry, you’re working in influence compensation. For example, according to Computer World, a mid-career software developer earns an average salary of $99,880 in Des Moines, Iowa; $122,780 in Denver, Colorado; and $98,540 in Duluth, Minnesota. Regarding industry, an IT specialist working in the oil and gas sector might make more per year than an IT specialist working at a nonprofit organization. IT certifications might also increase your chances of a higher salary.
As a recruiting firm, Advantis Global seeks to place permanent and contract skilled tech talent with a large range of companies. Our team of recruiters can support you in landing your next remote tech job at your ideal company. In many instances, the talent we place is looking for an industry or position change, and we work with them to increase their chances of making the change they desire.
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