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Education professionals who work remotely earn 120% more than institution-based employees

Fancy earning more for doing the same job? Well, new data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that education professionals could take home 120% more than the average salary through remote working.  

The findings, which analysed over 185,000 vacancies posted on the CV-Library site, showed that the average salary in the sector rose from an average of £31,139 to £69,175 for remote-based roles. The table below shows that education ranked highest out of the top industries* with the greatest earning potential for remote work:  


Average salary in 2019 

Average salary in 2019 for remote work 

Difference in earning potential 









Graphic Design  




























Customer Service  





Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments on the findings: 

“We’re noticing a theme emerging across key industries, with remote roles being paid significantly more than office or institution-based jobs. Indeed, remote working requires a specific type of person to motivate themselves while working independently. On top of that, you’ll need a specialist skillset to manage without an IT department by your side. 

Despite the increase in remote working, it isn’t always attainable for the majority of employees in this sector. In fact, the UK is experiencing a staffing shortage of teachers, so this is a top priority right now. Yes, we found that certain roles, such as NVQ Assessors, are paid more for remote work, but with £4bn dedicated to creating higher salaries for teachers, the future is bright from all frontiers!”  

What’s more, the research reveals that the number of remote working jobs on offer has more than doubled (51.7%) in the past four years, as employers accept the need to change their working practices. This is good news for education professionals, as over a quarter (26.6%) surveyed claimed flexible working was the first factor they looked for in a job advert. 

Biggins concludes: “If you’re considering remote work, do your research before going to your boss. If you work in a non-teaching role and believe you could be doing your job at home, then it’s important to build a case to go to them with. For example, if your long commute is affecting your productivity, say so!” 

Examples of jobs analysed: 

  1. Education: NVQ Assessor, SEN Officer, SEN Team Manager 
  2. Consultancy: Oracle NetSuite Consultant, Implementation Consultant (French/English) 
  3. Graphic Design: UI Designer, Graphics Programmer, Content Designer 
  4. Sales: B2B Sales Manager, Business Development Adviser, Technical Account Manager 
  5. Engineering: CAD Technician, Production Operatives, Commercial Gas Manager 
  6. Electronics: Electronics and Software Engineer, Control Systems Engineer 
  7. Construction: Piping Draftsman, Remote Intervention Tooling Technician, Clerk of Works  
  8. IT/Technology: Software Developer, Front End Developer, PHP Developer 
  9. Finance: Account Payable Specialist, Quality Assurer, Project Manager 
  10. Customer Service: Occupational Health Advisor, Client Success Manager  

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