Many of you are looking for work from home jobs that pay at minimum $10 an hour — or preferably more. This is yet another popular question I get from readers who are looking for home-based work, and it makes sense. Although you do save money in all kinds of ways by working from home, it’s still hard for most people to get by on anything less than $10 an hour these days.
I’ve written about several work from home companies in the five years this blog has been online. While most of the companies I’ve covered pay per piece, per word, or per task, there are quite a few that pay hourly. Keep in mind that the majority of the hourly pay companies are phone jobs, so you’re going to see a lot of those posted below.
Phone Jobs Paying $10 or More Per Hour
With many work from home customer service companies, the hourly rate will vary because they often have different clients for their workers to service. When that’s the case, your rate of pay may be different just depending on which client you’ve been assigned to. Still, most of the companies below seem to consistently pay at least $10 hourly if not more, although in rare cases it may drop below that rate just depending on the client you’re handling calls for.
2U – US only. This job involves handling tech and customer support for students and faculty who are using 2U’s online, cloud-based platform for lessons. The rate of pay isn’t listed on the site, but Glassdoor indicates that almost all of the jobs here pay over $40,000 yearly, so it’s most likely a $10+ per hour job.
ABC Financial – US only. This job involves handling customer service for people with accounts at health clubs. The rate of pay is not listed on their site, but someone left a comment on my review of the company claiming they were offered $10.50 hourly.
Amazon – US only. Amazon usually pays at least $10 hourly for the home-based customer service positions, but this may vary a little depending on which state you live in.
American Express – US and possibly occasional openings in other countries. They have a few different home-based positions available from time to time. The exact rate should depend on your experience, but should be over $10 hourly in most cases.
APAC – US only, usually hiring in or near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and Humble, TX. The exact rate will depend on which of their clients you’re servicing, but it’s usually over $10 hourly.
Appen Butler Hill – Worldwide. The work from home search engine evaluation for this company may pay around $10 hourly.
Apple – US, maybe occasional openings in other countries. They hire people to work at home doing chat and phone support for their products. Pay rate is not listed, but rumored to be $14 hourly or more in most cases.
Arise – Arise offers more of a home business opportunity since they require that you incorporate and go through lots of training/certification that you have to pay for prior to servicing their clients, but once you start working you can expect to earn between $11 and $13 hourly in most cases.
Aspire Lifestyles – US only, occasionally hiring work from home concierges that must live in or near Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, or Las Vegas. The pay rate is not listed on the website for this job, but it may be between $11 and $13 hourly based on the research I’ve done.
Blooms Today – US only, hiring seasonally for work from home flower orders. If you work for them as an independent contractor, you make a flat $15 hourly. People who work from home as permanent employees (from what I understand not seasonal work) will make less but qualify for commission on sales they make.
Blue Zebra Appointment Setting – US and Canada. This is cold calling work from phone. The website for Blue Zebra claims their home-based workers can earn between $15 and $25 hourly based on experience and skill level.
Brighten Communications – US only, work from home telemarketing. Pay is reported to be about $12 an hour, but you could ultimately end up earning as much as $18 hourly.
Capital One – US only, usually hiring in Florida and Virginia. The don’t publicly advertise their rate of pay, but from what I’ve gathered it is over $10 per hour. A person posted a review of the customer service position on Glassdoor and claimed she would be earning $13.03 hourly. Still, this may vary from person to person.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel – This is a travel company that has occasional openings for home-based workers to help with booking travel. Pay is $15 hourly.
Causeworx – This is a Canadian company that hires people (including people from the U.S.) to do tele-fundraising for various Canadian causes. The pay between $11 and $14 hourly.
Contemporary VA – This is a company that hires virtual assistants (who are fluent in English) from around the world. They pay all of their VA’s $10 an hour.
Cruise.com – This is another travel company with occasional customer service openings. Pay is rumored to be between $10 and $15 hourly.
Direct Interactions – US only. Usually hiring people to work from home as parking enforcement agents (taking calls from people with unpaid parking tickets), although they may occasionally have other types of positions, too. During training, you make $9.35 hourly, but that will go up to between $10 and $12 hourly after training. People who are bilingual generally earn $11 or $12 hourly working for Direct Interactions.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car – US only. They hire in many different locations nationwide for work from home. The rate of pay varies for each type of postion (customer service reps, reservation sales reps, and escalation support trainees), but hovers between $11 and $14-$15 hourly with reservation sales reps earning the least and escalation support trainees earning the most.
Hilton Worldwide – US only, Dallas, Texas and Tampa, Florida. Pay is based on performance, but should vary between $12 and $15 hourly.
HSN (Home Shopping Network) – US only, usually hiring in St. Petersburg FL (727 or 813 area code), Roanoke VA (within one hour driving distance of their VA facility, in zip code 24012), and Nashville TN (615 or 931 area code). They pay $10-$11 hourly.
Lifebushido – Open worldwide. This company may pay their workers around $10 hourly.
NCO – US and possibly Canada on occasion. They offer work from home customer service, sales, and tech support positions. Pay is usually between $10 and $12 hourly.
Neiman-Marcus – Currently this well-known company only hires customer service agents in the Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas area to work at home. But if you’re lucky enough to get the job, you’ll earn anywhere from $11 to $16 hourly. They claim they will be expanding to other locations soon.
NexRep – If you do tech support for NexRep, they claim you earn a flat $10 hourly. The company also has several other phone jobs you can do from home, but these pay less than $10 hourly. Some of the ones that pay less than $10 hourly are base plus commission, so when commission is factored in, it’s possible you may average out to more than $10 an hour.
NextWave Advocacy – US only, political outreach calling and writing. For the phone work, pay is reported to be $11 an hour plus other possible incentives and bonuses. Project-based work.
Paragon Planners – US only, work from home scheduling for financial wholesalers. I’ve read that you start out at $12 hourly but this may increase to $14 hourly as you gain experience.
Red Butler – Work from home virtual assisting. They reportedly pay between $12 and $15 an hour.
Rosetta Stone – Work from home language coach. This is usually location-based. Pays about $17 hourly.
Sedgwick CMS – This company has both phone and non-phone jobs from home open on occasion. If you work at home for them, much of the work you do may involve insurance claims for their clients. Their rate of pay is not advertised publicly, but from what I read it’s based on a yearly salary and divided up — working out to more than $10 hourly.
Support.com – US. They have many different tech support positions open on a regular basis. The rate of pay may vary a little for each type of job, but when I reviewed the company I discovered that the remote services tech job paid $11 hourly. Someone did comment on that review and let me know the rate of pay had actually been lowered for the remote services tech job, but they didn’t say to what — so it’s possible they may no longer qualify to be on this list. If anyone works for them, please let me know if they pay less than $10 hourly and I will remove them.
Time Etc. – US & UK. Work from home virtual assisting. The pay is between $11 and $16 hourly depending on your experience.
Williams-Sonoma – US, specifically The Colony, TX. They pay $11 hourly. It’s location-based work at home because they require you to train onsite.
World Travel Holdings – US only, specific states. They occasional hire for home-based sales and customer care. The rate is not listed on the website, but from what I gather it is usually more than $10 hourly.
Worldwide 101 – May be open worldwide. They hire work from home virtual assistants fairly regularly. Pay may be between $15 and $20 hourly.
Non-Phone Jobs Paying $10 or More Per Hour
Brainfuse – US. Work from home tutoring. When you are tutoring students, you get $10 an hour. When you’re waiting for students to sign in online and be tutored, you are paid $7 hourly.
ETS – US. Work from home test scoring. Pay is between $10 and in some cases as much as $20 hourly. This position does often require teaching experience and some college or a degree.
ICUC – US and occasionally other countries. This is work from home community moderation. Pay is between $10 and $18 hourly depending on your experience.
iSoftStone – US only. Work from home search evaluation. Pays $12 hourly.
Leapforce – US and other countries. Work from home search evaluation. Pays $13 hourly.
Lionbridge – Open worldwide. Work from home search evaluation. Pays $13.50 hourly.
Measurement, Inc. – Open to US. Work from home scoring tests (temporary work). Pays around $11 hourly.
Panda Tree – Open to US and Canada. Work from home tutoring students in Spanish and/or Mandarin. Pays $12 hourly or more. Flexible schedule.
Pearson – US. This is another test scoring company that pays $10 or more per hour.
SmartBrief – US only. This is shift-based freelance writing. They may pay their writers around $14 hourly.
Smarthinking – US. Work from home tutoring. Pay not listed on their website, but rumored to be $10 or more depending on the type of degree you hold.
Stitch Fix – US, certain locations. Work from home as a fashion stylist, helping to curate boxes of clothing for StitchFix subscribers. May pay around $15 hourly.
Tutor.com – Open to US and Canada. Tutors earn $10 – $11 hourly while tutoring and $5.50 hourly while waiting for live sessions.
VIPKid – Open to US and Canada. Tutors earn between $7-$9 per lesson with each lesson lasting approximately 25 minutes.
ZeroChaos – US only. Work from home search evaluation/ads quality rating. Pays $15 hourly.
Hopefully this list is a good starting point if you’re looking for some higher-paying work from home positions!
Please keep in mind that the above companies may or may not be hiring right this moment.
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As always, please chime in below if you know of other companies I could add that fit the $10 or more per hour criteria, and correct me if you know for a fact any of the above companies are paying less than $10 hourly for all of their positions. As with many of my other company list posts, I will make an effort to keep this post updated for you.
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