Hybrid workers earn more than remote and in-person workers, according to new research—here’s why

 Recent research from W
FH Research suggests that hybrid workers, who typically spend one to four days in the office each week, make an average of at least $80,000 per year. Remote workers come in second, with an average of $74,000 per year, and those who never work from home, such as waiters and mechanics, earn the least at $55,000 on average. Job title and seniority are more important factors in someone’s earnings than their working arrangement. Highly-compensated white-collar professionals make up the majority of the hybrid workforce, while remote workers are often paid less due to companies sourcing candidates from places with lower costs of living. However, younger workers in their 20s and 30s are less likely to work remotely as they believe it may hinder their careers. Meanwhile, more seasoned professionals in their 40s and 50s are able to exercise greater control over where they work and are more likely to opt for a hybrid arrangement. Additionally, people in remote jobs may be willing to take a pay cut for a better work-life balance - a recent survey revealed that job seekers would accept a 14% pay cut to work from home. This indicates that the pay gap between remote and in-person workers may shrink in the future, though hybrid workers will continue to earn the most.

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