Oct 13, 2021 - Economy

Almost 15% of high-paying job listings are now remote

Reproduced from Ladders Inc.; Note: Data includes jobs with annual salaries of $80,000 or more; Chart: Axios Visuals

More and more jobs that can be done from your bedroom are showing up on the high-paying end of the help-wanted spectrum, according to research by Ladders Inc., a job search site.

Why it matters: There's the potential for greater work-life balance for executives and others in the high-earning realm — and there's more hope of the same for people who aspire to that echelon.

Driving the news: Ladders — which specializes in jobs that pay more than $100,000 annually but included jobs of $80,000 or more in this research — said remote jobs rose to 14.67% of all high-paying listings in the U.S. and Canada in Q3 2021, up from 12.80% in Q2 2021.

  • The number was 3.69% in the pre-pandemic days of Q4 2019.
  • There are now more than 30,000 high-paying remote jobs available in the U.S. and Canada, according to Ladders.

Details: Some industries added eye-popping increases in the percentage of high-paying remote jobs. These figures were from the first nine months of 2021:

  • Finance and insurance: 2,062%
  • Legal and accounting: 1,995%
  • Retail and consumer goods: 1,651%
  •  Aerospace: 1,341%
  • Media: 1,280%

What they're saying: “The commute from your bedroom is here to stay,” Marc Cenedella, CEO of Ladders, said in a statement. “This is not a fad."

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