Nearly 3% of the total U.S. workforce work from home at least half of the time and more and more companies are moving to permitting most or all of their employees to telecommute
To celebrate its 3rd anniversary, Remote.co, a definitive resource for companies, entrepreneurs, and freelancers interested in or already embracing remote work, has highlighted 25 fully virtual companies across different industries that operate without physical headquarters and whose employees all work remotely.
The research confirmed that the four most popular career categories for remote jobs are healthcare, computer/IT, education, and sales, though remote work is an option for more industries. It also found that the average telecommuter is 46 years or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree, and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker.
In fact, according to Remote.co’s findings, the average person can save at least $4,600 annually by working remotely.
- “The top four most popular career categories for remote jobs are healthcare, computer/IT, education, and sales, but as this group of companies demonstrates, remote work is compatible across diverse industries,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder/CEO of Remote.co and FlexJobs. “And while fully remote companies are not yet the norm, there is absolutely a growing contingency of companies, both large and small, that are embracing it as a strategic, scalable, sustainable, and smart business model,” Sutton Fell concluded.
Below is a list of 25 fully virtual companies, along with their company size and description. Each company meets the following criteria:
Has no physical headquarters
Has at least 25 employees
Everyone works remotely 100% of the time
Represents diverse industries, such as administrative, computer & IT, finance, HR, marketing, nonprofit, education, and travel
1. Aha! (51-100 employees) – the world’s number one product roadmap software.
2. AirTreks International (25-50 employees) – helps people travel the world by providing travel planning services for multi-stop international airfare.
3. Articulate, Inc. (101-300 employees) – makes the world’s best online training software.
4. BELAY (51-100 employees) – provides virtual staffing solutions for small businesses.
6. Buffer (51-100 employees) – an intuitive, streamlined social media management platform.
7. Chargify (25-50 employees) – billing software helps companies that collect recurring revenue simplify their subscription management and recurring billing.
8. Collage.com (25-50 employees) – makes custom products easy for anyone to create.
9. Crossover (51-100 employees) – sources, tests, and creates remote teams for clients.
10. Greenback Expat Tax Services (25-50 employees) – specializes in the preparation of U.S. expat tax returns for Americans living overseas.
11. Jackson River (25-50 employees) – builds software for nonprofits.
12. Jungle Scout (25-50 employees) – provides tools to help Amazon sellers launch, grow, and scale their businesses.
13. LiquidSpace (25-50 employees) – the largest real-time network for renting on-demand office space.
14. Lullabot (51-100 employees) – designs and builds websites.
15. MomsRising (25-50 employees) – takes on critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions.
16. NodeSource (25-50 employees) – a software company focused on providing Fortune 500 companies with enterprise-level support, expertise, and tooling.
17. OnTheGoSystems (51-100 employees) – creates custom WordPress plugins to enhance the lives of the WordPress community.
18. Scrapinghub (101-300 employees) – helps people and companies get data and information from the web.
19. Simple [A] (25-50 employees) – works on giant, content-heavy websites, mobile applications, and enterprise technology.
20. SoftwareMill (25-50 employees) – a software house and consultancy that develops customised IT systems.
21. Time Doctor (51-100 employees) – offers software that gives you X-ray vision into your remote team’s productivity.
22. Toptal (301+ employees) – connects thousands of senior developers from around the world.
23. WAKA Kickball & Social Sports (101-300 employees) – the largest social sport organization in the country.
24. World Wide Web Hosting (101-300 employees) – an international leader in affordable Web hosting solutions.
25. X-Team (25-50 employees) – provides developers you can trust, whenever you need them.