Work-from-home jobs in Australia offer salaries of at least $50,000 a year

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A generic picture of a woman working in an office sitting at her desk typing on a computer. Reuters/Catherine Benson

Australians who prefer to work from home can choose among various positions that offer good pay. Salaries can reach at least $50,000 annually.

Global job site Indeed has identified some work-from-home occupations that jobseekers can apply for. One of the jobs is a product designer with DISCO, a file sharing, web app and platform provider. Employees may need to spend time in the company’s head office in Melbourne with a priority on work/life balance and working from home. Salary was reported to be about $90,000 to $110,000.

Another option for those who prefer working from home is to be a commercial analyst for an expanding business operating in the consumer goods space. Applicants can expect to deal with product, marketing, sales and manufacturing teams across the business. Aside from the option to work remotely, among the perks in applying for the job is a focus on wellness including weekly yoga and running clubs, discounted gym memberships and a sociable, friendly environment.

SMAART Recruitment is recruiting for a corporate travel company and is currently looking for a “fun and friendly individual” to join their team. Applicants must possess a highly motivated attitude and an engaging personality with a drive to succeed.

Meanwhile, Defence Bank is looking for a fraud officer to work from home. The job will require a worker to do transactional analysis to detect anomalies and fraud in credit card and electronic payment transactions. High attention to detail is needed. The pay is $74,680 plus shift allowances offered pro-rata for six month contract.

Indeed’s Australia-New Zealand managing director Chris McDonald has said that they are seeing an increase in the numbers of skilled and well-paid jobs being offered with remote work options. “From a business perspective, the willingness to offer flexible working is a powerful way to access wider pools of skilled workers – whether that’s Australia’s growing older workforce, or millennials who place greater emphasis on work-life balance than previous generations,” Business Insider Australia reports McDonald as saying.

The trend is expected to continue. This is good news for jobseekers, usually those who are new parents forced to juggle childcare with work.

Older workers also tend to prefer working home-based jobs than commuting every day. Even younger workers see work-from-home options as essential. McDonald said that some people expect to make use of technology to work whenever and wherever.