The 10 best tech jobs that you can work remotely

These remote tech jobs have the highest base salaries and most openings, according to a FlexJobs report.

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Remote work will soon be the way of life for a majority of professionals, as 73% of all teams say they will have remote employees in the next decade. Because of all the benefits remote work presents, including increased flexibility and better work-life balance, the majority of current remote workers (75%) say they don't plan on ever moving back to an office.

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Indeed's recent report about the best US jobs in 2019 featured jobs with the biggest growth and highest pay over the past few years. Cross-referencing that list with their own job database, remote job search site FlexJobs determined which of those roles could be done remotely.

Here are the 10 highest-paying and fastest-growing tech jobs that can be done remotely, according to FlexJobs:

1. Machine Learning Engineer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 344%
  • Average base salary: $146,085

2. Full-Stack Developer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 206%
  • Average base salary: $114, 316

3. Salesforce Developer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 129%
  • Average base salary: $112,031

4. Robotics Engineer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 128%
  • Average base salary: $99,007

5. Senior Product Designer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 119%
  • Average base salary: $123,759

6. Computer Vision Engineer

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 116%
  • Average base salary: $158,303

7. Product Owner

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 104%
  • Average base salary: $105,322

8. Agile Coach

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 86%
  • Average base salary: $161,377

9. Data Scientist

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 78%
  • Average base salary: $131,389

10. Project Architect

  • Percent growth in postings 2015-2018: 72%
  • Average base salary: $82,877

For advice on how to land a remote job, check out this TechRepublic article.

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