Remote Work Listings Drop For High Wage Earners

If you want to make US$200,000 or more a year, you may have to go back to the office.

According to a new report by Ladders, remote jobs for high-wage earners have fallen.

The career site reported this is happening to work-from-home opportunities since the third quarter of 2022.

The listings for jobs that pay at least US$200,000 declined to 1 in 10 in December 2023 from 3 in 10 at the end of 2022.

This is not just happening to fully remote opportunities. Hybrid work listings have also dropped dramatically, to about 3% from 16% at the beginning of 2023.

The trend was similar in both technology and non-technology sectors.

“Applicants have to choose between going with the biggest paycheque or staying home,” said the marketing director at Ladders.

A separate analysis by Indeed Hiring Lab found that postings in sectors with a high share of remote-eligible roles have declined.

At the same time, demand for in-person jobs remains at levels higher than pre-pandemic.

Ladders found that the competition for jobs that pay US$200,000 was fiercest in the marketing, media, and design fields.

High-paying jobs with the least competition were in the healthcare sector, given the skills needed.


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