Finally ready to ditch that 9-to-5 office job for your couch?
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You may be in luck. The job search website FlexJobs released its list of the top 15 companies looking to hire people to work from home.
The firm analyzed data from thousands of job postings during the first quarter of 2018 to determine its list of top contenders.
And, the good news is, according to Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at the site, is that people won’t get a pay cut for ditching the office.
“On the whole, the pay for remote jobs and in-office jobs is very similar,” Reynolds tells FOX Business, adding that most companies determine pay for remote job based on location, cost of living, and what the job market will bear.
He says people who live in rural areas in particular are usually good candidates for these types of opportunities.
“For example, a company headquartered in New York City will probably offer higher average salaries than one based in St. Louis, Missouri. Some companies set the salary for remote jobs based on their headquarters, and others set the salary based on the location of the worker.”
Another added bonus is that stay-at-home workers usually save an average of $4,600 per year on commuting and food costs.
But on the flip side, working alone every day can lead to feelings of isolation, and it’s actually more common for remote workers to overwork than in-office workers.
“It's really important for remote workers to seek out interpersonal interaction during their workweeks (even working from a coffee shop or meeting a friend for lunch can help) and to set good boundaries between work and life so work doesn't take over all their time,” Reynolds says.
Here are the 10 top companies hiring for work-from-home jobs right now:
MonetizeMore is a website monetization business that offers different technologies to publishers to help them increase ad revenues.
Jobs available: Growth Marketer, Social Media Copywriter, Ad Tech Engineer
2. Missional University
Missional University is an online, Christian institution of higher education that offers associate degrees, undergraduate certificate, bachelor’s degrees and master’s level graduate certificate programs in religious and theological fields.
Jobs available: Online Dean of Field Education, Online Chief Storytelling Officer, Online Professor of Environmental Studies
Gun.io was established by free and open-source software developers dedicated to creating an online community wherein employers can meet and hire professionals in the mobile and web industries. The Gun.io platform has a 91% placement rate and all developers contribute regularly to the free and open-source software community.
Jobs available: Full Stack Java Spring Boot and Angular Developer, Senior React Developer, Windows Developer and Administrator
X-Team is a privately held IT company that partners with motivated developers in more than 30 countries who generate quality results for businesses around the world. Since X-Team was founded in 2006, the company’s thoroughly vetted community of developers has provided resources to some of the world’s leading brands.
Jobs available at X-Team: Drupal Developer, Java Developer, Cryptocurrency Developer
Ulatus is an award-winning company that provides translation services in Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Indian, Korean and Portuguese. It has over 650 translators who are located worldwide.
Jobs available: French, English Translator – Dentistry
Clevertech is an information technology and services company that offers a comprehensive range of services for successful product launches, including iOS and Android apps, web applications and e-commerce, 360-degree development team scaling, backend and cloud, Apple TV and virtual reality, and design and branding.
Jobs available: Senior Full Stack Engineer, Technical Product Lead, Screening and Training Analyst
Study.com features over 200 instructors that deliver courses in a wide assortment of subjects, which are all available for GED credit, certificates of completion, or easily transferable to thousands of universities around the country.
Jobs available: Economics Expert, Computer Science and IT Lesson Writer, Curriculum Designer
8. Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero’s mission is to “educate and empower college graduates” by providing them with the most intelligent methods of managing, organizing, and repaying their student loans, ultimately helping to free them from debt as quickly as possible.
Jobs available: Photo Editor, Writer, Director, Editorial Innovation
Xapo is a financial company focused on providing services related to Bitcoin. Xapo’s goal is to provide “easy access to financial services through bitcoin.” Products offered by the company include a bitcoin wallet and debit card.
Jobs available: Senior Full Stack Developer – Debit Card, Android Senior Developer
10. Remote Year
Remote Year is a privately held company that arranges for 75 professionals to travel the world while working remotely for their current job. Candidates for Remote Year must go through a rigorous application process that includes an essay and face-to-face interview.
Jobs available: Recruiter, Vice President of Marketing, Program Consultant