15 Highest-Paying Entry-Level Remote Jobs Available Now

If you want to switch jobs, or just work from home, there are plenty of high-paying options.
Updated April 9, 2023
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Remote jobs became popular — and necessary — during the worst days of the pandemic, and they’re still in high demand.

Naturally, these jobs tend to be more flexible, and the lucrative ones can keep your bank account healthy and move you beyond living paycheck to paycheck.

So whether you’re looking to switch your career or simply want to work from home, here are the 15 best and highest-paying entry-level remote jobs in 2023. 

Note: All employment data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Accounting and finance

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $77,250
Projected growth: 6%

People who understand how to work with numbers and money are always in demand. 

There are plenty of remote finance and accounting jobs, plus the potential to establish a home office or operate in a freelance capacity with your own client list.


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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $105,900
Projected growth: 21%

Someone with a good head for math, statistics, and finance can bring home an excellent paycheck as an actuary. 

Actuaries are tasked with analyzing the economics of risk and uncertainty. Many work for insurance companies, and you can do it online.

Computer programmer

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $93,000
Projected growth: -10%

Programmers are adept at writing, modifying, and testing the code that makes computer software and applications work. 

Before you pursue a remote programming job, it’s a good idea to be fluent in a few programming languages like C++ and Java.

Computer support specialist

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Typical education: Associate’s degree, some college, or high school diploma plus certification
Median annual salary: $57,910
Projected growth: 6%

If you’re the person your family members turn to when something isn’t working on their computer, you can at least get paid for that as a support specialist. 

In this role, you’ll maintain computer networks and provide technical assistance to computer users.

Data scientist

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $100,910
Projected growth: 36%

Data scientists see the chaos of raw numbers and figure out how to extract useful information from them. You can use that information for anything from algorithms to research or web browsing. 

There are lots of remote data scientist jobs, and they pay extremely well.


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Typical education: Bachelor's degree, proofreading experience
Median annual salary: $63,350
Projected growth: -5%

Editors ensure the things people read are reviewed, revised, and as perfect as possible. 

Deadlines can make it stressful, and you have to know all the ins and outs of written language. But, as with writing careers, it’s a very remote-friendly job.

Graphic designer

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Typical education: Bachelor’s degree
Median annual salary: $50,710
Projected job growth: 3%

Graphic designers are at the intersection of objective-driven art and technology. Your goal is to creatively convey ideas and messages in an aesthetically pleasing way. 

Graphic design work can be anything from creating the art for a local store’s website to ad campaigns for corporations.

Human resources specialist

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $62,290
Projected growth: 8%

If you are a “people person,” human resources could be a great way to exercise those skills remotely.

As an HR specialist, you handle everything from recruiting and interviewing job applicants to administering pay and benefits. You may also conduct exit interviews when employees leave a company. 

Information security analyst

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Typical education: Bachelor’s degree
Median annual salary: $102,600
Projected growth: 35%

Information security analysts keep the bad guys at bay when it comes to computer networks. Their job is to plan and execute security measures. 

It’s a good idea to get certified for this booming, remote-friendly field.


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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $49,110
Projected growth: 20%

You don’t need to have the gift of gab, but if you know more than one language, be aware that interpreters and translators are highly sought after. As everything goes global, the field is growing fast.

Social media specialist

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $62,800
Projected growth: 8%

Remote options abound for people who want a career managing social media accounts. 

Social media specialists, a niche within the world of public relations, are in charge of a brand’s online presence. 

The key word there is “online.” Though you’ll be interacting with the public, it’s through the written word.

Software developer

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $109,020
Projected growth: 25%

Software developers design computer programs and applications. While the career is naturally collaborative, there are plenty of remote options. 

A master's degree may be required in some cases, but many positions only require a bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology.

Technical writer

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree
Median annual salary: $78,060
Projected growth: 6%

Every time you consult an instructional manual, it’s probably the work of a technical writer. Technical writers package complex information so that anyone can understand it. 

Many technical writing jobs are remote. They require a degree and usually knowledge of a field like science or engineering.

Web developer/digital designer

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Typical education: Bachelor's degree, but varies
Median annual salary: $78,300
Projected growth: 23%

Everything you see online is designed, maintained, and tested by web developers and digital designers. Some specialize in the more technical aspects, while others create the look and feel of a digital destination.


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Typical education: Bachelor's degree, but varies
Median annual salary: $69,510
Projected growth: 4%

Writers and copywriters are creative content engines and masters of, well, the written word. They can work anywhere there’s a computer and an internet connection. 

Many writers and authors are, or can be, self-employed. Remote writing can be a great side hustle that you can eventually turn into a business.

Bottom line

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The rise of remote work has changed the employment landscape. More and more companies offer remote jobs, and people have more choices in their careers.

Predictions from just a couple of years ago projected that 25% of all professional jobs in North America would be remote by the end of 2022. It turns out that was a low estimate: 36% of professional jobs are permanently remote now.

Remote work does have its downsides, however, and it isn’t for everyone. But it's worth seeing if it can help you stop living paycheck to paycheck and lead to new opportunities.

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Author Details

Will Vitka Will Vitka is a D.C. area reporter and writer. He previously worked for WTOP, The New York Post, Stuff Magazine, and CBS News.

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