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
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 $15 hourly. Not always hiring.American Express – Customer Care Professionals. Anywhere in the US. 1 year of prior customer service experience is required, as well as strong communication skills and problem solving skills. Pay ranges $20 – $33 / hour + benefits.
American Queen Voyages – Reservation Sales Agent. FL or Anywhere in the US. You will be respond to and initiate direct customer contact to solicit sale of AQ Voyages cruises and related shore side products and services, using predominantly direct consumer phone contact and email. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and two years experience in a similar role. Hotel and/or Cruise Reservations experience desired. Pay is listed at $19 / hourly with benefits offered.
BKA Content – Read BKA Content Review – SEO Writers. Most US states. Must be at a college writing level, with a solid grasp of English grammar, spelling and punctuation and ability to meet strict deadlines. Average hourly rate varies, but they say you can expect to make around $14-21/hour depending on speed.
Conduent – Customer Experience Associates. Several US states. This is an entry level position, therefore all you'll need is a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as strong problem solving skills. Pay is $16.50 / hour.
Continuum – Bilingual Customer Service Reps. Several US states. Must be fluent in Spanish & English. This appears to be entry level, however you will need a quiet workspace with stable internet and a USB headset. Pay is $15 / hour + benefits.
HGS – Customer Care Professionals. GA, TX, SC. 1 year of prior customer service/sales experience is required, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Pay for this position is $14 / hour.
Intermedia – US and sometimes other countries. This company has regular openings for remote tech support. They pay around $18 to their work at home tech support agents.
Marco Learning – Read Marco Learning Review – Graders. Anywhere in the US. You will read, score, and provide personalized feedback on middle- and high-school student writing. You must be a strong writer and passionate about helping students learn. Most graders earn $12 to $14 hourly. Position will be open again this fall!
Panda Tree – Read PandaTree Review – US and occasionally Canada. Work at home tutoring students in Spanish or Mandarin. Earn $18 to $24 hourly.
Nextwave Advocacy – Read Nextwave Advocacy Review – US only. Political outreach calling, project-based work. Pays $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, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX & WI. This is phone work from home where you schedule appointments for financial wholesalers. Earn between $14 and $16 hourly depending on experience.
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 between $15 and $19 hourly.
Smith.ai – Virtual Receptionists (Read Review). US and Mexico. Seems to be entry-level but must have basic skills like the ability to follow directions and be able to multi-task. They hire for both full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time positions. They offer flexible hours with a requirement to work one shift on Monday and a minimum of 25 hours per week. Pay starts at $15 hourly for US and $11 for Mexico.
StitchFix – Read StitchFix Stylist Review – US only EXCEPT FOR the following states – CA, CO, CT, IL, MA, ME, MT, NJ, NY, NV, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, AK, OR HI. 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. Starting pay is $16.50 hourly.
Telerecruitment – Blood Donor Recruiters. Anywhere in the US. Must have at least one year of outbound telemarketing or phone experience. You'll also need 2 years of customer service or sales experience. A quiet workplace with a wired internet connection is required. Pay ranges $13 – $16 / hour.
The ACT – Read The ACT Review – US only. Work at home scoring ACT essays. While the pay is performance-based, you can earn $12 an hour or more.
Boldly – Read Boldly Review – Open to UK and specific US states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. This company hires work at home virtual assistants. Pay starts at $24 hourly.
U-Haul – Read U-Haul Review – Sales Reps. Many locations in the US. Must have a quiet, private work area and proficient keyboarding and computer skills. Must be available to work between 7am – 6pm (all in Arizona time). Hourly base pay $13.00 per hour plus discretionary sales bonus.
VXI Global Solutions – Outbound Sales Reps. Several US states. Minimum 6 months of call center experience, sales experience and strong communication skills are both required. Pay is $18 / hour + benefits.
Zirtual – Read Zirtual Review – US only. This is work at home virtual assisting. The job postings indicate the assistants who work for this company are paid 47% of their client's monthly plans with monthly pay averaging $3000-$3500 per month depending on the client mix. After 6 months of tenure, VA's revenue split can increase to 50%.
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Anna Thurman is a work at home blogger and mom of two. She has been researching and reviewing remote jobs for over 13 years. Her findings are published weekly here at Real Ways to Earn.
32 thoughts on “27 Work at Home Jobs Paying $12 or More an Hour”
I currently work at a call center in teas doing technical support for cox cable. However my grandmother has became very ill and I need to move back home to Alabama to care for her and I am looking for a work at home job that may be similar to what I am doing now.. I have over 8 years of cust service experience and callcenter experience.
By any chance, have you come across any at home jobs involving vitamins/supplements? Thanks!
I am a retired teacher/administrator looking for a proofreader work from home job. Then I want to advance to something else. I have all day to work.
This is fabulous! I will be looking into these for sure. I will be back to update if anything has changed as I am just reading this list and it has been some time since it has been posted
Appreciate your time and effort for those of us whom really need to be working from the homestead.
Hi Anna, do you have work from home jobs which are similar to sites like textbroker.com and pay weekly via paypal and the pay is higher than $10 an hour
I can’t think of anything that meets that specific criteria, but I can link you to some other posts that may help:
Writing sites like Textbroker -http://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/writing-sites-like-textbroker/
Weekly Pay Work at Home – http://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/work-at-home-jobs-that-pay-weekly/
You the best, you really know your way around online jobs, please keep us updated even with sites that require no w-9, little or non experience and pay on time on a weekly basis especially during this festive season, happy thanksgiving day.
I’m a newbie and have never worked from home.
I am retired and live in California.
I would love to be able to work my own hours/days.
I babysit irregular hours/days so I need something flexible.
Thank you for your input.
hope this works
Unfortunately, in Italy many of these sites do not work
Surprised you haven’t included website reviewing/testing into the article. Some sites I recommend that you can earn 12 or more an hour are: UserTest.io, WhatMyUsersDo, TryMyUI, Loop 11 and UserTesting. If you signed up to all of them you have the potential to earn $100 a day. I do recommend UserTest.io over the rest as they pay £8 for every website you review, they don’t fluctuate between 1-10 pounds/dollars.
Thank you for the article! I’ll be sure to share it with friends and family.
Thanks! You are right, these pay very well. I think the reason I didn’t add them is because the work is kind of sporadic and not necessarily guaranteed to be steady since most of those opportunities are first come, first serve.
Looking for work at home jobs
Support.com doesn’t pay what you have listed they pay 10.50 he with a 50 cent reimbursement coming out to 11 an hour.
Thanks, I will double check. I think they at one point they did have some positions that paid $12 an hour (which is why it’s listed) but I’ll go back and do some research.
Okay. Thank you
Thanks for the list. I am already making use of a couple of them, although the pay rate is lower outside US. I can’t mention the vendor and pay rate, because of contractual obligations. But thanks anyways, its good part time money.
Keep up the good work, you are helping many people generate some extra income.
Great list please continue to update.
Thanks for putting this list together Anna. I’m familiar with a lot of these but you also introduced me to some new ones. Definitely passing this along.
Hope you’re having a great week so far!
Thank you for this post. Since graduating college, I’ve been looking for ways to earn extra cash. Here are 2 more at- home jobs I have recently discovered. Smartthinking.com, I am not sure what the pay is but this would be a good place for someone who likes to proofread essays. Their service was offered through my university and I have enjoyed using their service multiple times. Additionally, Chegg.com hires online tutors and pays $20/hour!
Is this for real? I signed on to many sites and had no luck lately.
Zero Chaos no longer hires English Ads Raters from home. The position is now in office or from home but for foreign languages. I know this because I’ve been communicating with them and they informed me they are no longer contracting with Google for US English Raters at home.
Hi.any more details you have would be appreciated. They were still hiring English raters in November. Does this mean they wont be adding to their existing English elraters or they are out and shutting down?
ZeroChaos is again hiring US Based English Ad Raters. I started in early October 2016.
Bazaarvoice is another one. Bazaarvoice.com They hire content moderators to read consumer reviews several times throughout the year. Pay starts at $10
Just wanted to say thank you for putting this together.
I would like to find typing jobs to do from home or legal and/or medical transcription, all of which I have experience in and my typing speed is very fast. I have in the past owned a transcription service which I was forced to give up five years ago when I had cancer. Now I would like to find some type of transcription job to do again from home.
You can go to mtjobs.com they have a lot of transcription jobs
Thanks for this list. I didn’t know so many companies fell into this category. This list is especially helpful going into the (often times expensive) holiday season.
We shared this post on 1099 Mom.
ISoftStone is another remote consulting job that pays $12 an hour and up. Likely, I first saw that job on your blog. Pearson, Smarthinking, and ETS represent well-known other tutoring and exam-scoring from-home jobs. Actually, with the education level often required, some places could stand to raise their wages a few dollars higher an hour..
Hi Anna! This is a great list. I didn’t realize so many companies offer $12.00+ an hour rates. Book In A Box is another great company to get in with that pays really well! I’ved hear from many in the freelance circle that their pay rates are well over the $12.00 mark and, depending on the project, can go considerably higher! They have positions available like Outliner, Editor, Sales, and Publishing Manager.
Thanks, Ashlee! Book in a Box sounds a little bit familiar. I’ll have to check into them further, it sounds great!