Top 10 States for Telecommuting Jobs (Is Yours on the List?)

Written on February 14, 2014 at 10:43 am , by

Last August I wrote a feature about the best work-at-home jobs, because we know that interest in those types of opportunities continues to trend high. (The number of U.S. employees who telecommute multiple days per week grew 80% from 2005 to 2012, according to workplace strategy firm Global Workplace Analytics.) A good work-at-home gig can feel heaven-sent for a parent, who can contribute to the family financially but also be around to run a kid to sports practice or the dentist after school. Through my research and reporting I became acquainted with Sara Sutton Fell, the founder of job postings site FlexJobs, a terrific employment resource specializing in telecommuting, freelance and part-time positions. This week, FlexJobs released a list of the top 10 states for telecommuting jobs. Did yours make the cut? Drumroll, please…

1. California
2. Texas
3. New York
4. Florida
5. Illinois
6. Georgia
7. Pennsylvania
8. Virginia
9. North Carolina
10. Ohio



“Job seekers in these states interested in working from home have a bigger pool of jobs to choose from,” says Sara. “But it’s important to note that telecommuting jobs absolutely are available in all states.” For more info on the top states, companies and positions, visit the FlexJobs website.

Okay, let’s work it: Do you have a job that permits telecommuting? If not, do you wish you did? Would you consider switching jobs to be able to work from home at least some of the time? Tell me in the comments.

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4 Responses to “Top 10 States for Telecommuting Jobs (Is Yours on the List?)”

  1. Yes I would absolutely

  2. Thanks to FlexJobs, I live in the #5 state but work for the #1 state for almost 2 years now! Whoohoo!

  3. I would give anything to telecommut. I was laid off in November . Just don’t know how to find a job where I can work from home. I live in Ohio

  4. I live in the state of Virginia, which is #8 on the list of top 10 telecommuting states. I have worked for a number of companies in Virginia and have yet to find one that allows Admins or EAs to telecommute. The women who are allowed to telecommute are management employees not support employees. I have even been hired into positions that indicate telecommuting is a benefit offered to employees, but once on the job it’s been made clear this is not a benefit for support employees.