In today's post, I've made a list of companies that pay $12 an hour or more. It's safe to say that for many people, $12 an hour isn't quite enough money. But, it does put you over minimum wage for most US states.
Many work at home jobs don't pay much at all, so I'm hopeful that this list will give you some ideas of companies to look at if $12 is the bare minimum for what you can accept.
I'd recommend checking out this list of higher-paying work at home jobs if what's listed in this post doesn't give you enough ideas. And then FlexJobs is a great resource for finding quality, high-pay work at home job leads on a daily basis that are guaranteed to be legitimate if you want to do more digging outside what I have posted here.
You'll see some companies that may be familiar from the other post, but I've also made an effort to include some companies that are not on the list so it won't be an identical list.
And although I've done research here using Glassdoor and various work at home forums to find out for sure what these companies pay, I can't guarantee the rates since this is something that changes periodically from company to company.
List Of Work at Home Jobs Paying $12 an Hour or More
VIPKid – Read VIPKid Review – Open worldwide (except for California). Work at home tutoring elementary school age Chinese children in English. Pays $7 to $9 a lesson with each lesson lasting 25 minutes. You must have a bachelor's degree to qualify.
Magic Ears – Read Magic Ears Review – Open to US (except for California), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. You must be a native English speaker to qualify. For this company, you work at home tutoring school age children in the English language, similar to VIPKid (listed above). Magic Ears claims it's possible to earn up to $26 hourly working with them. You must have a bachelor's degree to qualify.
Blooms Today – Read Blooms Today Review – US only. This popular floral company hires seasonal customer service agents during the busy flower-ordering seasons. Pay is usually listed at around $15 an hour. They aren't hiring all the time, but their application page seems to always be in place.
Aira – Read Aira Review – US only. This is a company that hires people to do voice chats with the blind and visually impaired. The purpose of this is to help them with everyday tasks. Pay is rumored to be around $15 hourly. Not always hiring.
The Social Element – Read The Social Element Review – This company regular hires work at home community/social media moderators. They don't list the pay on their website, but someone submitted a moderator salary for this company on Glassdoor that shows it's between $15 and $16 an hour. This could vary however.
Ginger.io – Read Ginger.io Review – US only. This company hires people with counseling and/or therapy experience to be “listeners/therapists” for people calling needing to talk. Note it is not a crisis or suicide hotline. Pay is $17 (possibly more) an hour.
Hilton Worldwide – Read Hilton Worldwide Review – US only, usually specific states. Work at home doing phone work for this popular hotel chain. Your pay should average between $12 and $15 hourly after training.
Intermedia – US, Canada, UK, and Russia. This company has regular openings for remote tech support. They pay around $18 to their work at home tech support agents.
iSoftStone – Read iSoftStone Review – Often open to multiple countries. This is work at home search engine evaluation, and the company also other types of work at home positions on occasion as well. Pay is around $12 an hour.
OnPoint Advocacy – Read OnPoint Advocacy Review – US only. This is also political outreach calling. While they do not make their rate of pay public, I have seen some old job postings advertising it to be around $12 an hour.
Paragon Planners – Read Paragon Planners Review – They look for people in the following US states – AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT & WA. This is phone work from home where you schedule appointments for financial wholesalers. Earn between $12 and $14 hourly.
PrepNow – Read PrepNow Review – US only. This is a company that hires people to work at home tutoring students on the SAT, ACT, and Math. Must have experience tutoring plus a 4-year college degree. Pays about $15 an hour.
Rosetta Stone – Read Rosetta Stone Review – US and occasionally other countries. Work at home as a language coach, earning about $17 hourly. This is usually location-based work with a flexible schedule.
StitchFix – Read StitchFix Stylist Review – US only. They tend to hire in various regions, and this changes periodically. You can work at home as a remote fashion stylist for StitchFix in certain areas. They pay $15 an hour.
Support.com – Read Support.com Review – US only, specific states. Support has several work at home tech support positions available. The personal technology expert remote job pays on average $13.96 per hour, according to Glassdoor.
Boldly – Read Boldly Review – Open to UK and specific US states, including CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA. This company hires work at home virtual assistants worldwide. Pay ranges from $15 and $20 hourly.
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Post originally published October 27, 2015. Updated and republished on August 17, 2020.