Teleworker, knowledge worker, job creator = all the same. Here's a profile of the average teleworker.
The typical telecommuter is a 49-year-old, college educated, salaried, non-union employee in a management or professional role, earning $58,000 a year at a company with 100 or more employees.
Over 75% of employees who work from home earn over $65,000 per year, putting them in the upper 80 percentile relative to all employees.
‣ Larger companies are more likely to allow telecommuting than smaller ones.
‣ Non-union organizations are more likely to offer telecommuting than those with unions.
‣ In a quarter of the nation’s 20 largest metro areas, more people now telecommute than use public transportation.
Tom Harnish & Kate Lister, The State of Telework in the U.S. How Individuals, Business, and Government Benefit, Telework Research Network, June 2011, p.4, http://www.workshifting.com/downloads/
Photo: Another telework advantage. No one has to see my cluttered desk.