We at ReSkill.me believe that knowledge is power, so we gathered some fascinating statistic on telecommute works and self-employed home based workers. Hopefully this information will help you make the right decisions about your future career steps.


One In Five Americans Work From Home and 40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020.

A typical telecommuter is:

• 49 years old
• college educated
• non-union employee
• earns $58,000 a year
• works for a company with more than 100 employees

79% of U.S. workers say they would like to work from home at least part of the time.
Around 90% of home-based workers say they are happier with the work/life balance even though they tend to work harder and longer.

The top reasons employees want to work from are:

• Avoid commute
• Greater flexibility
• More productivity
• Save money

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (CA) has the highest concentration of people who consider home their primary place of work.
Half-time home-based work accounts for savings of more than $10,000 per employee per year, While
employees save somewhere between $1,600 to $6,800 and 15 days of time getting to work.
4.2 billion hours are spent driving in traffic every year, which robs $78 billion worth of productivity from the U.S. economy.

75% of employees who work from home earn over $65,000 per year putting them in the upper 80 percentile of all employees.

What if companies allowed the 79% of U.S. workers that say they would like to work from home at least part of the time to do that?

  • A typical business would save $11,000 per person per year.
  • The telecommuters would save between $2,000 and $7,000 a year.
  • The oil savings would equate to over 37% of our Persian Gulf imports.

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