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Prepare to drop $22,000 off your paycheck if you want to stay working hybrid

Published May 21st, 2024 10:58AM EDT
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By Kirstie McDermott

Despite the promises made by many tech companies during the pandemic, a lot of job seekers, (particularly those in the $100k and above earnings bracket), are finding that their dream of remote or hybrid work is diminishing as they seek new opportunities.

With 32% of Fortune 100 companies revoking their work-from-home (WFH) policies as far back as 2022, these include Starbucks, General Motors, Disney, Walmart, Dell and Amazon.

And now, a new report has found that during the first quarter of 2024––compared with the last quarter of 2023––in-person roles increased about 7%, to account for 89% of high-paying jobs.

The study also found that remote work availability dropped 33%, with just 9% of six-figure career opportunities offering it, and the percentage of high-paying roles in excess of $100,000 available on a hybrid basis fell by 40%.

The message is clear: if you want a new job this year, you’ll likely need to be prepared to give up some, if not all of your WFH privileges.

That is backed up by more recent data which found that U.S. companies are now offering on average $82,037 for in-person roles, compared to hybrid’s average of $59,992––a difference of more than $22,000.

Fully remote roles fare a bit better, paying $75,327 on average.

So, if you want a high-paying job you’ll likely have to bite the bullet and embrace the commute. But, if a flexible schedule and better work-life balance is what you really crave, then it could be time to accept that this may well come with a drop in salary.

If you’re ready to look for a new job, you can discover a range of roles all across the country across hybrid, remote or fully in-person on the BGR Job Board. It’s packed full of thousands of opportunities, like the three hybrid roles below.

DevOps Lead, Brooksource, Detroit

As DevOps Lead at Brooksource, you will serve as a technical specialist to lower-level engineers, acting as a liaison between development teams, business teams and IT capability teams to ensure feature delivery happens on time and upholds technology standards. 

You’ll also provide technical expertise in the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise. 

To be considered, a Bachelor’s or MS degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, along with two or more years’ of experience as a technical lead or manager of an agile team. See what else is required.

Software Engineer II (Hybrid), Blackhawk Network, Coppell

Blackhawk Network (BHN) is the leader in global branded payment technologies, and as the Software Engineer II, you will implement and maintain critical applications that are often high-volume and low latency. 

You’ll implement reliable, observable, secure, scalable, efficient, reusable, maintainable and reusable code adhering to the coding standards, and lead team code reviews, manage code effectively, and improve code management procedures.

Qualifications required include a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or STEM majors, along with two or more years’ of hands-on experience with object-oriented and software engineering using Java or JavaScript and a solid understanding of object-oriented programming and familiarity with various design patterns. Get all the information now.

Advanced Systems Engineer – Hybrid schedule, Honeywell, Aguadilla

As an Advanced Systems Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies, you will play a critical role in the design, development, and implementation of advanced systems for the aerospace industry. 

You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful integration of systems and components, and you will contribute to the advancement of aviation technology. 

An exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in the aerospace industry and make a significant impact on the future of flight, to be considered you’ll need the following: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a technical discipline such as the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics, five or more years’ of experience in systems engineering role, along with three years’ of system design and integration. Interested? See the full job description.

Whether it’s remote, hybrid or in-office, discover your next great tech job on the BGR Job Board

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