71 Latest Remote Work Statistics Need to Know

71 Latest Remote Work Statistics Need to Know

Remote working is becoming a common trend over the world, especially after COVID. Do you wonder how big does it grow? Let’s check 71 remote work statistics collecting from the most trustable sources.

Growth of Remote

  1. 42% of remote workers prefer to work remotely more frequently than they currently do in the next 5 years, which over ½ on-site workers want to start working remotely (State Of Remote Work)
  2. 43% of US employers planned to permit their employees to have more remote working opportunities in the following year. Only 9% said they decide to offer less (The Modern Workplace Report 19/20)
  3. Tennessee has 16 state government agencies that employ 6,000 workers who telework at least part-time. Their program, which is 3 years old, saves employees an estimated $1,800/month in gas costs, which led dropped sick leave by 37% (Deseret News)
  4. After a successful remote work pilot program including 136 employees across 4 state agencies cause improved productivity and decreased emissions, the state of Utah is now expanding telecommuting to an extra 2,500 government workers. That’s 30% of eligible state employees over the next 18 months (Deseret News)
  5. Since 2016, the number of job posts on LinkedIn that mention work flexibility rose by over 78% (2019 Global Talent Trends Report)
  6. By 2025, about 70% of the workforce will work remotely at least five days in a month (Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics)

Jobs types of remote workers

  1. 18% of executives work remotely more than on-site. (Owl Labs)
  2. 55% of VPs work remotely at least part-time. (Owl Labs)
  3. 35% of remote workers are individual contributors. (Owl Labs)
  4. 46% of C-suite members work remotely at least part-time. (Owl Labs)
  5. New employees might work remotely less often at their company. Roughly 75% more on-site workers have worked in their positions for less than a year, (Owl Labs)
  6. The amount of people who work remotely at least once per week has grown by 400% since 2010 (Get App)

State of Remote

  1. In the US, remote workers work remotely full-time 66% more often than the worldwide average (State Of Remote Work 2019)
  2. 49% of US employers permit employees to set their own hours (The Modern Workplace Report 19/20)
  3. 43% of US employers already offer their employees working remotely opportunities (The Modern Workplace Report 19/20)
  4. The smaller business, the higher the percentage of remote workers (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  5. When asked “Does anyone on your teamwork remotely 100% of the time?” 69% of respondents said yes (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  6. 70% of remote workers have worked remotely for 3 or more years, based on FYI’s The Remote Work Report (The Remote Work Report)
  7. 42% of people who are 100% remote said they have been working remotely for more than 5 years. 28% said they have been working remotely for 3 – 5 years. 19% said they have been working remotely for 1 – 2 years. And 11% said they had been working remotely for fewer than 1 year (The Remote Work Report)remote work statistics


  1. Departments with the greatest remote work participation include facilities/operations/IT (18%), sales (13%), and customer support/service/success (14%), and administrative (11%) (from State Of Remote Work)
  2. The industries with the most remote workers include healthcare (15%), technology/internet (10%), education (8%), financial services (9%) and manufacturing (7%) (State Of Remote Work)
  3. It’s about 18% more executives working remotely than there are working on-site (State Of Remote Work)
  4. CEOs, engineers, and marketers are the most likely to work remotely. Sales, product, and design are the least likely (The Remote Work Report)

Sentiment About Remote

  1. 23% of remote workers fear that working remotely will impact their career progression (State Of Remote Work 2019) 
  2. Most remote workers are not worried that remote work will impact their career progression. About 68% of remote workers surveyed said they aren’t worried that working remotely will impact their career progression (State Of Remote Work 2019)
  3. When asked “would you like to work remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of your career?” 99% said they would (Buffer State of Remote Work 2019)
  4. The top 3 reasons people would recommend working remotely to a friend because Freedom and flexibility, no commute, and increased productivity (The Remote Work Report)
  5. 71% of remote workers said that they are happy in their job, meanwhile, only 55% of on-site workers said that they are happy in their job (State Of Remote Work)
  6. 96% of remote workers recommend working remotely to their friends (The Remote Work Report)
  7. 91% of remote workers said working remotely is fit for them (The Remote Work Report 2019)

Remote Challenges

  1. The number one challenge for fully remote workers is communication (27%). Social opportunities are the second-biggest challenge (16%), loneliness, and isolation the 3rd (13%). Other challenges fully remote workers have include setting boundaries, visibility, organic interaction, and time zones (The Remote Work Report)


  1. Remote workers say they work more than 40 hours per week 43% more than on-site workers do. However, on-site workers are also working longer weeks because it’s required of them, while more remote workers are doing so because they enjoy what they do (State Of Remote Work 2019)
  2. The state of Utah ran a remote work pilot program for 136 staff across four state agencies. The productivity of those employees increased by 23% during this program (Deseret News)

Employee Retention

  1. Remote workers are 13% more likely than on-site workers to say that they will stay in their current job for the following 5 years (State Of Remote Work)
  2. 54% of US companies surveyed said they offer their employees remote work to expand employee retention (The Modern Workplace Report 19/20 2019)


  1. Dell’s flexible program has saved it an average of $12 million every year since 2014 due to decreased office space requirements (Global Talent Trends Report 2019)
  2. Nearly 60% of Dell employees work flexibly. The Net Promoter Scores of these employees who work remotely are 20% larger than those who don’t work remotely  (Global Talent Trends Report)


  1. As companies get larger, the growth difference between remote teams and non-remote teams diminishes. Companies who were remote-first and are doing $10M to $75M in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) had 10 to 15% percent slower growth than co-located-first teams. At $75M or over, the difference between remote-first and non-remote-first growth disappears (Are remote teams growing slower than their co-located counterparts?)
  2. Remote companies are growing at a slower rate in their early stages than companies where everyone is co-located. Remote-first teams with $1 to $10M Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) have growth rates that are roughly 20 to 30% lower than their co-located-first counterparts (Are remote teams growing slower than their co-located counterparts?)

Millennials and Remote

  1. Millennial managers believe that in the next 3 years, 2 out of 5 full-time employees will be working remotely (Future Workforce Report 2019)
  2. 69% of millennial managers allow members of their team to work remotely (Future Workforce Report 2019)

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  1. In August 2019, 31% of companies younger than 2 years old that were posting jobs on AngelList had at least one open remote role, compared to 26% of companies older than 2 years (The Remote Work Report)
  2. About 7600 startups were hiring remote roles on AngelList settle in August 2019. More than 1500 of these companies are mostly/fully remote companies (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  3. 29% of all the startups with roles posted on AngelList live in August 2019 were hiring remote roles (The Remote Work Report)


  1. The biggest challenges for remote workers during hybrid meetings are interruptions/being talked over (67%) and IT issues during meetings (59%) (State Of Remote Work 2019)
  2. The number one challenge with remote meetings is connection and audio (31%). Staying engaged (11%) and scheduling (11%) were the next-largest challenges, followed by collaboration (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  3. When asked “Which of the following video/audio chat tools do you use in remote meetings?” 69% said Zoom. 41% said Google Hangouts. 22% said other. 22% said Skype for Business. And 10% said WebEx (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  4. 88% of people who have remote meetings have them with their team. 59% have them with other teams at their company. Around 55% have them with customers, and 36% have them with prospects (The Remote Work Report)
  5. When asked “Approximately how many remote meetings did you have in the last 7 days?” 53% said more than 5. 20% said 4 to 5 meetings. 21% said 2 to 3. And 6% said one meeting (The Remote Work Report 2019)
  6. 91% of people who work remotely or from an office have had a remote meeting in the last 7 days (The Remote Work Report 2019)

Work Lifestyle

  1. Remote work gives people the opportunity to travel more. When asked “How often do you travel and work outside your home city (including work retreats and conferences)” 44% of remote workers said they travel while working between one week and one month per year. 25% said they work/travel for more than one month of the year. Only 7% said that they never traveled and worked at the same time (Buffer State of Remote Work 2019)


  1. The total annual environmental impact for the 3.9 million remote workers in the US who work from home at least half-time is: Car miles not traveled: 7.8 billion miles; Car trips avoided: 530 million trips; Tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) avoided (EPA method): 3 million tons; Reduced traffic accident costs: $498 million costs; Oil savings ($50/barrel): $980 million savings; Total air quality savings (lbs. per year): 83 million savings (FlexJobs 2019)
  2. People who work from home right now in the US avoid emitting 3.6 million tons of commuting-related greenhouse gasses annually. To get the same result, 91 million trees would need to be planted (FlexJobs 2019)
  3. In 2017 direct greenhouse gas emissions from businesses and homes accounted for 11.6% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (FlexJobs 2019)
  4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Transportation (including to and from work) is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States (FlexJobs 2019)
  5. Utah’s remote work pilot program with 136 employees who worked from home at least 3 days a week saved 273 pounds of vehicle emissions (Deseret News 2019)
  6. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has proposed a tax credit for employers who let employees telecommute. Employers would get a $2,000 tax credit for each employee who works remotely rather than commuting to the office (Curbed Boston 2019)


  1. The salary breakdown of remote workers surveyed was 74% earning less than $100k per year, and 26% earning more than $100k per year. In comparison, the on-site worker’s salary breakdown was 92% earning less than $100,000 per year, 8% earn over $100k per year (State Of Remote Work)
  2. Remote workers are more likely to earn over $100k/year than on-site workers (State Of Remote Work)
  3. 34% of U.S. workers would accept cut in pay of up to 5% in order to work remotely. 39% of remote workers surveyed would accept the 5% pay cut, and 25% of on-site workers would accept the pay cut (State Of Remote Work)


  1. The dominant players in the flexible office market in the US are WeWork, Spaces, Knotel
  2. Flexible office space like co-working spaces accounts for almost 71 million square feet in the US 
  3. By 2030, flexible office space like co-working spaces could account for 13% – or 600 million square feet – of total US office supply (Let’s Talk About Flex, The U.S Flexible Office Market in 2019)
  4. Sharing office space has increased by 600% in the US for an average annual growth rate of 26% since 2010 
  5. Flexible office supply in the US grew by 34% for the year ending Q2 2019 (Let’s Talk About Flex, The U.S. Flexible Office Market)
  6. The top 10 most penetrated flexible office markets in the US are: St. Louis, San Francisco, Manhattan, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Charlotte 
  7. 6% of the office space in London and Shanghai is flexible office space 
  8. San Francisco (4% of total office inventory) and Manhattan (3.6%) are the two most penetrated and high growth flexible office space markets in the US
  9. In 2010, flexible space accounted for under 0.3% of the total US office inventory 
  10. n 2018, flexible office space accounted for under 1.6% of the total US office inventory 
  11. Flexible office space accounts for under 2% of the total US office inventory (Let’s Talk About Flex, The U.S. Flexible Office Market in 2019)

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