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๐Ÿ’ฐ Highest paying remote jobs in 2021

#JobCountPay rangeMedian
1
React JS12 jobs$55,000 - $275,000$175,000
2
๐Ÿ‡ Swift31 jobs$60,000 - $170,000$125,000
3
๐Ÿš Kafka18 jobs$100,000 - $150,000$125,000
4
๐ŸŒณ Terraform40 jobs$100,000 - $150,000$125,000
5
๐Ÿงฉ jQuery24 jobs$110,000 - $130,000$120,000
6
๐Ÿ‘ Back End22 jobs$60,000 - $130,000$115,000
7
๐Ÿง Linux42 jobs$95,000 - $120,000$112,500
8
๐Ÿ€ Go17 jobs$80,000 - $120,000$112,500
9
๐ŸŽจ Product Design26 jobs$90,000 - $130,000$110,000
10
๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile107 jobs$60,000 - $140,000$110,000
11
๐Ÿค“ Engineering27 jobs$77,500 - $140,000$108,750
12
๐Ÿ’ฐ Fintech34 jobs$85,000 - $145,000$107,500
13
๐Ÿ… Crypto42 jobs$80,000 - $140,000$105,000
14
๐Ÿ’Ž Web367 jobs$80,000 - $140,000$105,000
15
๐Ÿ€ Golang417 jobs$70,000 - $130,000$105,000
16
โ›“ Blockchain60 jobs$70,000 - $140,000$105,000
17
๐Ÿ Python230 jobs$80,000 - $135,000$105,000
18
๐Ÿณ Docker67 jobs$80,000 - $130,000$105,000
19
๐Ÿค  Django39 jobs$80,000 - $130,000$105,000
20
๐Ÿงฉ Elasticsearch23 jobs$50,000 - $130,000$100,000
21
๐Ÿฆ‘ Kubernetes64 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$100,000
22
โ˜๏ธ Cloud131 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$100,000
23
โž• C Plus Plus62 jobs$80,000 - $120,000$100,000
24
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Quality Assurance21 jobs$55,000 - $120,000$100,000
25
๐Ÿ”ท C111 jobs$80,000 - $120,000$100,000
26
๐Ÿค“ Developer43 jobs$60,000 - $123,000$100,000
27
๐Ÿ“ฆ Architecture71 jobs$80,000 - $122,500$100,000
28
โ˜๏ธ AWS158 jobs$80,000 - $120,000$100,000
29
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ Lead19 jobs$75,000 - $125,000$97,500
30
๐ŸŽจ Design264 jobs$60,000 - $120,000$97,500
31
๐Ÿš€ Growth25 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$97,500
32
๐ŸŽจ UI35 jobs$60,000 - $120,000$97,500
33
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ Tech Lead32 jobs$80,000 - $110,000$97,500
34
โ™พ๏ธ DevOps375 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$96,750
35
๐ŸŽจ UX34 jobs$70,000 - $110,000$95,000
36
๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance65 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$95,000
37
โš›๏ธ React Native78 jobs$60,000 - $120,000$95,000
38
๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ Angular46 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$95,000
39
๐Ÿฆ€ Rust13 jobs$65,000 - $110,000$95,000
40
React JS15 jobs$50,000 - $120,000$95,000
41
โ˜•๏ธ Java133 jobs$70,000 - $110,000$95,000
42
๐Ÿฌ SQL146 jobs$60,000 - $110,000$95,000
43
๐Ÿฌ MySQL51 jobs$55,000 - $115,000$95,000
44
๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby489 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$95,000
45
๐Ÿ”— Node JS27 jobs$65,000 - $120,000$92,500
46
โ™พ๏ธ Sys Admin108 jobs$70,000 - $105,000$92,500
47
โ˜•๏ธ JavaScript122 jobs$65,000 - $110,000$92,500
48
๐Ÿค– AI17 jobs$50,000 - $140,000$90,000
49
๐Ÿฌ Postgres62 jobs$70,000 - $130,000$90,000
50
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Data Science71 jobs$60,000 - $140,000$90,000

๐Ÿ‘Ž Lowest paying remote jobs in 2021

#JobCountPay rangeMedian
1
โœ๏ธ Copywriting11 jobs$40,000 - $60,000$50,000
2
โœ๏ธ Content Marketing15 jobs$40,000 - $60,000$50,000
3
๐Ÿ’ผ Sales30 jobs$50,000 - $60,000$55,000
4
๐ŸŽง Customer Support33 jobs$40,000 - $70,000$55,000
5
โ“ Other13 jobs$40,000 - $70,000$55,000
6
๐Ÿ”Œ Non Tech50 jobs$40,000 - $68,750$55,000
7
โœ๏ธ Wordpress34 jobs$50,000 - $80,000$60,000
8
โœ๏ธ Social Media12 jobs$46,000 - $85,000$60,000
9
๐Ÿ”Ž SEO15 jobs$50,000 - $85,000$67,500
10
๐Ÿงช Testing31 jobs$50,000 - $90,000$70,000
11
๐Ÿšฅ Marketing69 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$70,000
12
๐Ÿ› Shopify24 jobs$55,000 - $90,000$75,000
13
Automation12 jobs$60,000 - $90,000$75,000
14
๐Ÿฅž Fullstack31 jobs$60,000 - $90,000$75,000
15
๐Ÿ’ผ B2B13 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$75,000
16
๐Ÿ”ก HTML58 jobs$50,000 - $100,000$75,000
17
๐ŸŽจ CSS74 jobs$50,000 - $100,000$75,000
18
๐Ÿ“ฆ SaaS72 jobs$60,000 - $94,000$75,000
19
๐Ÿ› Ecommerce44 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$75,500
20
Tech10 jobs$52,500 - $97,500$76,250
21
๐Ÿ’ผ Consulting10 jobs$65,000 - $95,000$77,500
22
๐Ÿ•น Game Developer12 jobs$70,000 - $90,000$77,500
23
๐Ÿ˜ PHP164 jobs$50,000 - $100,000$77,500
24
๐Ÿ”ฌ Quality Assurance31 jobs$50,000 - $90,000$80,000
25
๐ŸŽจ Frontend43 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$80,000
26
๐Ÿค– Android28 jobs$50,000 - $105,000$80,000
27
โ™พ๏ธ Admin25 jobs$70,000 - $100,000$80,000
28
๐ŸŽจ Figma11 jobs$60,000 - $90,000$80,000
29
๐Ÿค“ Web Developer42 jobs$60,000 - $90,000$80,000
30
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Data11 jobs$50,000 - $100,000$80,000
31
๐ŸŽจ Front End173 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$80,000
32
๐Ÿ’š Vue62 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$80,000
33
๐Ÿค– API54 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$82,500
34
๐ŸŽ iOS52 jobs$60,000 - $110,000$82,500
35
โ˜๏ธ GCP16 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$82,500
36
โ˜•๏ธ Kotlin19 jobs$70,000 - $120,000$85,000
37
โš›๏ธ Redux24 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$85,000
38
๐Ÿƒ Mongo25 jobs$60,000 - $110,000$85,000
39
โ˜•๏ธ JavaScript467 jobs$60,000 - $108,000$85,000
40
๐Ÿง  Redis22 jobs$60,000 - $110,000$85,000
41
๐Ÿฌ PostgreSQL25 jobs$60,000 - $105,000$85,000
42
๐Ÿ”— Node154 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$85,000
43
๐Ÿ‘ Backend170 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$85,000
44
๐ŸŸฆ Typescript127 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$85,000
45
โš›๏ธ GraphQL35 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$85,000
46
๐Ÿš€ Startup36 jobs$70,000 - $100,000$87,500
47
๐Ÿƒ Mongo22 jobs$65,000 - $115,000$87,500
48
๐Ÿ“ฆ Product Manager30 jobs$70,000 - $100,000$88,250
49
๐Ÿ“ฆ Product28 jobs$60,000 - $100,000$88,250
50
๐Ÿ“ฆ Laravel29 jobs$50,000 - $100,000$90,000

๐Ÿ‘ท Top remote companies hiring in 2021

#CompanyTop tagMedian
1
Toptalโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$175,000
2
Clevertechโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$85,000
3
Safetywing๐Ÿšฅ Marketing$120,000
4
Tucows๐Ÿ Python$125,000
5
Doximity๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby$140,000
6
Laskieโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$85,000
7
Remotesome๐Ÿ‘ Backend$92,500
8
Citizenlab๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby$72,500
9
Argyle๐Ÿ Python$62,500
10
Close๐Ÿ“ฆ SaaS$100,000
11
Operatebeyond๐Ÿ˜ PHP$100,000
12
Buddybossโœ๏ธ Wordpress$52,500
13
Empire Flippers๐Ÿ”Œ Non Tech$50,000
14
Sticker Muleโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$115,000
15
Empire Flippers LLC๐Ÿ”Œ Non Tech$55,000
16
Carted๐Ÿ€ Golang$155,000
17
Flightradar24๐Ÿ˜ PHP$70,000
18
Aula๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Edtech$115,000
19
Dropsโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$67,500
20
Toggl๐Ÿฅž Database Admin$72,500
21
Img.ly๐Ÿ”ท C$95,000
22
Pitchโš›๏ธ React$92,500
23
Carthook๐ŸŸฆ Typescript$65,000
24
Chainlink Labs๐Ÿ’Ž Web3$150,000
25
Marcopolo Learningโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$92,500

๐Ÿ’ฐ Highest paying remote companies in 2021

#CompanyTop tagMedian
1
Toptalโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$175,000
2
Whimsicalโ˜ฏ๏ธ Clojure$167,000
3
Carted๐Ÿ€ Golang$155,000
4
Chainlink Labs๐Ÿ’Ž Web3$150,000
5
Doximity๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby$140,000
6
Tucows๐Ÿ Python$125,000
7
Shorthandโ™พ๏ธ DevOps$120,000
8
Safetywing๐Ÿšฅ Marketing$120,000
9
Aula๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Edtech$115,000
10
Sticker Muleโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$115,000
11
Quant Finance๐Ÿ’Ž Web3$110,000
12
Learning Tapestry๐Ÿ”ท C$100,000
13
Close๐Ÿ“ฆ SaaS$100,000
14
Operatebeyond๐Ÿ˜ PHP$100,000
15
Silverfin๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby$96,750
16
Prospect๐Ÿš€ Startup$95,000
17
America's Test Kitchen๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby$95,000
18
Img.ly๐Ÿ”ท C$95,000
19
Remotesome๐Ÿ‘ Backend$92,500
20
Pitchโš›๏ธ React$92,500
21
Marcopolo Learningโ˜•๏ธ JavaScript$92,500
22
Rally๐Ÿฌ SQL$90,000
23
Ampcontrolโ™พ๏ธ DevOps$90,000
24
Carb Manager๐Ÿ’š Vue$90,000
25
Ghost๐ŸŽง Customer Support$87,500

๐Ÿš€ Fastest growing remote jobs in 2021

#Job 2020 2021Change
1
๐Ÿ’Ž Web312 jobs67 jobs+458%
2
โ›“ Blockchain12 jobs60 jobs+400%
3
๐ŸŸฆ Typescript35 jobs169 jobs+383%
4
โœ๏ธ Social Media11 jobs53 jobs+382%
5
๐Ÿฆ‘ Kubernetes15 jobs64 jobs+327%
6
๐Ÿ… Crypto10 jobs42 jobs+320%
7
โœ๏ธ Copywriting10 jobs41 jobs+310%
8
๐Ÿค“ Developer11 jobs43 jobs+291%
9
๐Ÿšฅ Marketing71 jobs275 jobs+287%
10
๐Ÿฌ MySQL14 jobs51 jobs+264%
11
๐Ÿฅž Fullstack10 jobs36 jobs+260%
12
๐Ÿ”Ž SEO12 jobs41 jobs+242%
13
๐Ÿณ Docker20 jobs67 jobs+235%
14
๐Ÿ’š Vue26 jobs87 jobs+235%
15
๐Ÿ’ผ Sales31 jobs100 jobs+223%
16
๐Ÿ”Œ Non Tech97 jobs306 jobs+215%
17
๐Ÿ› Ecommerce25 jobs73 jobs+192%
18
๐Ÿค  Django14 jobs39 jobs+179%
19
๐ŸŽจ Frontend24 jobs66 jobs+175%
20
โ˜๏ธ AWS59 jobs158 jobs+168%
21
โš›๏ธ GraphQL27 jobs72 jobs+167%
22
๐Ÿฌ SQL55 jobs146 jobs+165%
23
โ™พ๏ธ Ops17 jobs43 jobs+153%
24
๐ŸŽจ Design107 jobs264 jobs+147%
25
๐Ÿ”ก HTML42 jobs102 jobs+143%

๐Ÿ’ฅ Fastest shrinking remote jobs in 2021

#Job 2020 2021Change
1
โ˜๏ธ Salesforce2311-52%
2
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Education2615-42%
3
๐Ÿ“ฆ Product Manager14684-42%
4
๐Ÿ“ฆ Architecture12371-42%
5
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Teaching2113-38%
6
๐Ÿง  Big Data1511-27%
7
๐Ÿ”ท C152111-27%
8
๐Ÿ”‘ InfoSec9371-24%
9
โ˜„๏ธ Meteor1814-22%
10
โ™พ๏ธ DevOps476375-21%
11
๐Ÿค“ Web Developer147116-21%
12
โ™พ๏ธ Admin151123-19%
13
โž• C Plus Plus7662-18%
14
๐ŸŽง Customer Success1311-15%
15
โ˜•๏ธ Java155133-14%
16
๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile121107-12%
17
๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ Angular5146-10%
18
๐Ÿค– Android8278-5%
19
๐Ÿค“ Developer23672289-3%
20
๐Ÿค“ Engineer23552340-1%

๐Ÿ’ธ Fastest growing + highest paying remote jobs in 2021

#JobChangeMedian
1
๐Ÿ‡ Swift+107%$125,000
2
๐Ÿ’Ž Web3+458%$105,000
3
๐Ÿ… Crypto+320%$105,000
4
โ›“ Blockchain+400%$105,000
5
๐Ÿณ Docker+235%$105,000
6
๐Ÿค  Django+179%$105,000
7
๐Ÿค“ Developer+291%$100,000
8
๐Ÿฆ‘ Kubernetes+327%$100,000
9
๐Ÿ€ Golang+116%$105,000
10
โ˜๏ธ AWS+168%$100,000
11
๐Ÿฌ MySQL+264%$95,000
12
๐Ÿงฉ Elasticsearch+130%$100,000
13
๐ŸŽจ Design+147%$97,500
14
๐Ÿ Python+32%$105,000
15
๐Ÿฌ SQL+165%$95,000
16
๐ŸŸฆ Typescript+383%$85,000
17
๐Ÿ’ฐ Finance+103%$95,000
18
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Quality Assurance+75%$100,000
19
๐ŸŽจ UI+94%$97,500
20
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ Tech Lead+60%$97,500
21
โš›๏ธ GraphQL+167%$85,000
22
๐Ÿฌ Postgres+114%$90,000
23
โ˜๏ธ Cloud+13%$100,000
24
๐Ÿ“ฆ Laravel+120%$90,000
25
๐Ÿƒ Mongo+135%$87,500

๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ Fastest shrinking + lowest paying remote jobs in 2021

#JobChangeMedian
1
๐Ÿค“ Web Developer-21%$80,000
2
โ™พ๏ธ Admin-19%$80,000
3
๐Ÿค– Android-5%$80,000
4
๐Ÿ“ฆ Product Manager-42%$88,250
5
๐Ÿค“ Developer-3%$90,000
6
โ˜•๏ธ Java-14%$95,000
7
๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ Angular-10%$95,000
8
โ™พ๏ธ DevOps-21%$96,750
9
๐Ÿ“ฆ Architecture-42%$100,000
10
๐Ÿ”ท C-27%$100,000
11
โž• C Plus Plus-18%$100,000
12
๐Ÿค“ Engineer-1%$100,000
13
๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile-12%$110,000

๐Ÿ† Most popular remote jobs in 2021

#Job2021MedianRemote market
1
โ˜•๏ธ JavaScript678 jobs$85,000$7.2bn
2
๐Ÿ‘ Backend636 jobs$85,000$6.8bn
3
๐Ÿฅž Full Stack499 jobs$90,000$5.6bn
4
๐ŸŽจ Front End467 jobs$80,000$4.7bn
5
๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby434 jobs$95,000$5.2bn
6
โš›๏ธ React404 jobs$90,000$4.5bn
7
๐Ÿ€ Golang395 jobs$105,000$5.2bn
8
โ™พ๏ธ DevOps362 jobs$96,750$4.4bn
9
๐Ÿ˜ PHP234 jobs$77,500$2.3bn
10
๐Ÿšฅ Marketing220 jobs$70,000$1.9bn
11
๐ŸŽจ Design212 jobs$97,500$2.6bn
12
๐Ÿ”Œ Non Tech199 jobs$55,000$1.4bn
13
๐Ÿ Python195 jobs$105,000$2.6bn
14
๐Ÿ”— Node195 jobs$85,000$2.1bn
15
๐ŸŽ iOS170 jobs$82,500$1.8bn
16
๐ŸŽง Customer Support165 jobs$55,000$1.1bn
17
๐ŸŸฆ Typescript146 jobs$85,000$1.6bn
18
โ˜๏ธ AWS138 jobs$100,000$1.7bn
19
๐Ÿฌ SQL134 jobs$95,000$1.6bn
20
โ˜๏ธ Cloud126 jobs$100,000$1.6bn
21
โ™พ๏ธ Admin123 jobs$80,000$1.2bn
22
โ˜•๏ธ Java116 jobs$95,000$1.4bn
23
๐Ÿค“ Web Developer108 jobs$80,000$1.1bn
24
โ™พ๏ธ Sys Admin107 jobs$92,500$1.2bn
25
๐ŸŽจ CSS104 jobs$75,000$1.0bn

๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ Least popular remote jobs in 2021

#Job2021MedianRemote market
1
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Stats20 jobs$80,000$0.2bn
2
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Quality Assurance20 jobs$100,000$0.3bn
3
๐Ÿงฉ Elasticsearch20 jobs$100,000$0.3bn
4
๐Ÿ‘ Back End21 jobs$115,000$0.3bn
5
Tech21 jobs$76,250$0.2bn
6
โ˜๏ธ Serverless21 jobs$90,000$0.2bn
7
๐Ÿš€ Growth22 jobs$97,500$0.3bn
8
โ˜•๏ธ Kotlin23 jobs$85,000$0.2bn
9
๐Ÿš‘ Medical23 jobs$130,000$0.4bn
10
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Information Services23 jobsn/a$0.0bn
11
๐Ÿ‘ถ Junior25 jobs$35,000$0.1bn
12
๐Ÿ”Ž SEO25 jobs$67,500$0.2bn
13
๐Ÿ’ผ Consulting25 jobs$77,500$0.2bn
14
๐Ÿง  Redis25 jobs$85,000$0.3bn
15
๐ŸŽจ Product Design25 jobs$110,000$0.3bn
16
โš›๏ธ Redux26 jobs$85,000$0.3bn
17
๐Ÿค“ Engineering27 jobs$108,750$0.4bn
18
๐Ÿฌ PostgreSQL27 jobs$85,000$0.3bn
19
๐ŸŽจ UX28 jobs$95,000$0.3bn
20
๐Ÿ› Shopify28 jobs$75,000$0.3bn
21
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ Tech Lead29 jobs$97,500$0.4bn
22
๐Ÿ”— Node JS29 jobs$90,000$0.3bn
23
๐Ÿ•น Game Developer29 jobs$77,500$0.3bn
24
๐Ÿ‡ Swift29 jobs$125,000$0.5bn
25
๐Ÿƒ Mongo29 jobs$87,500$0.3bn
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