BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The belief that remote jobs are only suited for lower-skilled, entry-level workers remains a common misconception about remote work. In fact, the average remote worker is 46 years old or older, has at least a bachelor's degree, and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker. To demonstrate that remote jobs are available at the highest career level and to educate people about the professional remote job market, FlexJobs has identified ten leadership jobs for virtual workers.
"Even though remote work continues to grow across industries, many professionals are still unaware that executive-level jobs, those with a very high level of responsibility, can be performed remotely," said Sara Sutton, Founder, and CEO of FlexJobs. "The seniority of job titles on this list hopefully helps challenge the misconception that all work-from-home jobs are scams or only available for very entry-level, specific jobs. Those who have years of experience in their career field and who've worked their way up the ladder can find remote leadership jobs in many industries," Sutton concluded.
Data entry, writing, medical coding, and technical jobs tend to be the typical titles most associated with remote work. However, many industries have adapted and offer remote work arrangements. Healthcare, computer/IT, education, and finance are among the top industries for remote jobs. Remote job offerings in every career area will likely continue to grow with technological advances and more open attitudes towards remote working.
About the Jobs on This List
The remote leadership jobs below all offer some type of remote work arrangement, ranging from partial remote work to 100% remote. Average salary information from PayScale, which may slightly differ depending on location, is also included. Some common executive-level remote job titles include director, executive director, vice president, medical director, and various C-level jobs such as COO, CFO, and CEO.
Companies in the U.S. have added the most workers since May 2015, making it an extremely robust market for job seekers of all career levels.
10 Remote Leadership Jobs
Chief Financial Officer
Average Salary: $132,467
A CFO manages the financials of a company. Tracking cash flow and financial planning, analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses of a company, and providing solutions are some common tasks. This executive-level job often requires 10 or more years of experience.
Chief Marketing Officer
Average Salary: $172,492
The chief marketing officer will oversee developing marketing plans that help companies gain brand recognition and customers. The CMO will need to understand the company's marketplace position and heavily rely upon performance analytics to develop detailed strategies in this remote leadership job.
Chief Technology Officer
Average Salary: $159,532
A CTO is in charge of the technological needs of a company or organization. The role finds and implements technology solutions to help a company succeed and leads the development and maintenance of a technology road map.
Director of Communications
Average Salary: $79,900
Communications directors help create a positive image of a company to the public by overseeing strategy and messaging. They may act as a spokesperson and contact for journalists and also monitor the public perception of the company.
Director of Content Strategy
Average Salary: $127,674
In this remote leadership job, typically more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, or publishing can qualify you for this role. Common duties include determining a company's content strategy based on the company's and users' needs, managing writers, creating an editorial calendar, and conducting SEO research.
Average Salary: $99,317
Sales directors lead sales teams by providing vision and guidance. Approving sales projections and budgets, hiring sales managers, and working with marketing and logistics teams are some typical tasks.
Vice President of Business Development
Average Salary: $133,599
This executive-level role develops and executes an organization's sales and marketing plans. Creating new client relationships, writing proposals, managing a sales team, and setting team and company-wide goals are tasks of this job.
Vice President of Engineering
Average Salary: $167,990
A VP of engineering will manage a team to get products completed. This role has a big-picture view of what stakeholders or clients need and the route to meet these needs. Many times, seven to 12 years of experience are needed to qualify for this executive-level job.
Vice President of Operations
Average Salary: $127,799
An operations VP most often works with the company president to assist with daily operations. With a thorough understanding of company operations, this role will provide business performance leadership, monitor finances, and evaluate operational procedures.
Vice President of Project Management
Average Salary: $170,398
This role provides direction and leadership on project management tasks. A project management VP handles developing a road map, prioritizing projects, communicating with key stakeholders, and creating best practices.
For more information about executive-level telecommuting jobs, please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/executive-level-jobs-remote-workers-v2/ or contact Kathy Gardner at [email protected].
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust career support, including curated expert resources and career coaching services, to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.