Revealed: Highest Earning Virtual Jobs

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In the last month, almost 30,000 people in the UK have searched Google for “virtual jobs.” This is perhaps a direct link to the influx of people on furlough leave and working from home during the pandemic.

Web Developer, Software Developer and Consultant among top-tier salaries, at an average £47,500.

Interpreter is the highest-paid mid-tier virtual job, with an average salary of £41,570.

Tutor, Editor and Baker among best bottom-tier salaries, at an average £32,500.

Lowest-paid virtual or remote jobs include Legal Assistant and Data Entry Specialist.

Certainly, the news is saturated with notes on a new working landscape, with headlines ranging from virtual internships for students to calls from employees to continue working from home when the crisis ends.

Subsequently, Resume.io have researched into the highest-earning* virtual jobs for those interested in what the new world of working can offer.

The 31 jobs analysed have been broken down into 3 tiers – top, mid and bottom – to outline there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a complete career change or a part-time role.

 

Results

In the top-tier, and therefore the highest-paid virtual job roles/industry, we find:

  • Web Developer – £47,500
  • Software Developer – £47,500
  • Consultant – £47,500
  • E-Commerce – £47,500
  • Property Lawyer – £47,500
  • Accountant – £42,500
  • Animator – £42,500
  • Clinical Research – £42,500
  • Programmer – £42,500
  • PR Manager – £42,500

 

 Mid-tier roles include:

  • Interpreter – £41,570
  • Teacher – £37,500
  • Writer – £37,500
  • Auditing – £37,500
  • Instructor – £37,500
  • Conveyancer – £37,500
  • Registered Nurse – £36,678
  • Marketer – £35,000
  • Content Editor – £33,786
  • Computer Support Specialist – £32,500

 

£32,500 is also the average salary of the 10 roles situated in the bottom-tier:

  • Tutor – £32,500
  • Editor – £32,500
  • Baker – £32,500
  • Copywriting – £32,500
  • Proofreading – £32,500
  • Crafter – £32,500
  • Estate Agent – £32,500
  • PR Executive – £32,500
  • Mortgage Advisor – £32,500
  • HR Advisor – £32,500
  • Journalist – £32,500

 

A spokesperson for Resume.io, Menno Olsthoorn said:

 Even before the pandemic struck, the way we work was changing. Success is no longer defined by the hours we put in at the office. For some employers and employees, it works. But generally, it’s an outdated mindset. What we can see, from analysing Google search volumes, is people want the option to cultivate their own success, with flexibility that promotes a better work-life balance. Taking a look at the sheer choice of “virtual” or remote working roles available, it’s true to say success can be achieved in myriad ways. At the end of the day, it’s about putting in the work not where you work.

 

For more detail, including 10 books to help you smash an interview head to the blog:https://resume.io/blog/revealed-the-virtual-jobs-that-will-earn-you-the-most-money.

 

*Figures for each job role based on the current average UK salary. Obtained using https://www.totaljobs.com/salary-checker/salary-calculator.