On Ladders, a jobs site for $100,000-plus opportunities, there’s more remote work paying six figures than ever before

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The number of remote jobs has skyrocketed during the pandemic, and an increasing number of positions paying six figures are now remote, according to The New York Times’ analysis of data from Ladders, a white-collar job search site for $100,000-plus opportunities.

The share of jobs paying over $100,000 a year to remote workers jumped from around 2% two years ago to 15% now, The New York Times reports.

Ladders, which exclusively offers job opportunities that pay at least $80,000 a year and calls itself the "$100k+ Club," works like an upper-class Indeed or ZipRecruiter.

Job seekers can browse jobs by location, industry, and pay range.

A screenshot of TheLadders.com, a jobs site for opportunities paying $100,000 or more.

The site offers a free account as well as a premium subscription, which costs $24.99 every three months and opens up more jobs to apply to and other features such as curated job matches and the ability to see the salaries and years of experience of other applicants.

The company’s FAQ page — which anyone who has ever obsessively edited a resume will be comforted to know does contain some typos — says 90% of the site’s users have a bachelor’s degree and almost half have master’s degrees or higher

The company was founded in 2003 by Marc Cenedella, who was previously a senior vice president at HotJobs.com, according to the company website. 

Screenshot of job search website

The site asks users to fill in basic information about themselves and what they’re looking for in a job before recommending open positions to them.

The site also has options for users to select whether a position is remote only, along with the desired position level, industry, and the years of experience.

Poking around some of those options, a better picture emerges of the compensation range of the typical Ladder user. In a drop-down bar where users are asked to input their compensation at their current job, there is no option under $80,000 — which is $30,000 more than the median US salary of $50,000.

For desired compensation, users can select options ranging from $80,000-plus all the way up to $500,000-plus.

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Heather Schlitz July 16, 2021 at 02:24AM

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