Ladders: 36% of All Professional Jobs Are Remote

The number of professional remote work opportunities continues to grow as professionals’ desire for schedule flexibility and work-from-home opportunities persists. According to data from Ladders, the career site for positions that pay $100,000 or more, 36 percent of all professional jobs are now remote.

Since the pandemic began, data scientists from Ladders have tracked remote work data from North America’s largest 50,000 employers, not just those with listings on Ladders. Prior to the pandemic, only about four percent of high-paying jobs were available remotely. By the end of 2021, that jumped to 18 percent and now, at the end of 2022, that number has doubled.


Percentage of Remote Jobs 

Year-Quarter     Remote Jobs percent

2019-Q3                3.71 percent

2019-Q4               4.24 percent

2020-Q1               2.98 percent

2020-Q2               3.38 percent

2020-Q3               4.96 percent

2020-Q4               7.31 percent

2021-Q1               9.94 percent

2021-Q2               12.84 percent

2021-Q3               14.90 percent

2021-Q4               17.69 percent

2022-Q1               24.10 percent

2022-Q2               27.72 percent

2022-Q3               35.95 percent

“This year, we’ve seen a massive influx of ‘return to work’ policies, creating discourse around the future of the office and work in general,” said CEO Dave Fisch. “What we’re seeing is a significant increase in remote jobs yearly and monthly, and there’s no sign of slowing down. 

“Unsurprisingly, metropolitan cities like San Francisco and New York are leading the charge in offering high paying remote jobs,” Fisch continued. “Remote work has asserted its place in the American work-life dynamic, so it’s important that business leaders do not take their employees’ wishes for granted, even if their bargaining power is declining, as it could result in a loss of talent.”