LearnTech Industry Perks – Work Remotely, Earn More


Mary McPherson
writes on April 23, 2015

In this first post in a new series that explores the perks commonly found when working in tech, let’s review working remotely.

Working from home, telecommuting, working remotely – these all translate to the same basic concept of breaking ties to a workplace office, allowing employees to work in their own space, and often setting their own hours. Over the past decade as technology has improved and offered new conveniences, many companies have embraced the idea of remote work. It has a number of benefits for both employee and employer, including these 10, but has always been under the criticism for the potential to reduce productivity and collaboration.

Regardless, many tech companies recognize that developers often like the option to work remotely, even if they do end up choosing to work in the office. Interestingly, Stack Overflow found in a recent survey of over 26,000 people that there is a correlation for developers working remote and earning more money.

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survey results

Is this too good to be true? Perhaps, although these numbers are promising. What do you think? Do you currently work remotely? If not, would you like that option?

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5 Responses to “Tech Industry Perks – Work Remotely, Earn More”

  1. Waoo, it’s really grate idea to work remotely. It will more easy and also increase income resources. so I am totally agree with you.

  2. Today in 21st century the technology is growing fast, so we should also going with the technology. I think it is not possible to doing this work for any person. But it depend on the person.

  3. I think it is interesting that remote work is still popular in the U.S., rather than just Russia and India where it is to be expected due to the living cost disparity.

    What is super appealing for me is living as a ‘digital nomad’, you mitigate *some* of the advantages your Russian or Indian competitors have while also being able to immerse yourself in a completely foreign country.

  4. I never thought I could work from home. Fighting all the possible distractions just seemed to be something I didn’t think I could do.

    But just 6 months into my own business, I can say I’ve never been happier. I get more done, I make more money, and I have the flexibility I desire to get other stuff done when needed.

    Treehouse helped me accomplish that!

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