As more employers adopt flexible work options, interest and opportunities for high paying, part-time jobs have increased as well.

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 20.5 million, or 77 percent, of part-time workers in the U.S. are currently working part-time for non-economic reasons. To demonstrate that jobs requiring advanced education, skills and knowledge can also have part-time schedules, FlexJobs has identified ten flexible high paying, professional-level jobs for experienced candidates to consider.

“Part-time work is sometimes associated with less professional, lower paying jobs, but, as this list indicates, that isn’t necessarily true,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.  “The opportunities for high paying part-time jobs span industries and positions, while still offering competitive salaries. The flexibility professional part-time jobs offer workers the opportunity to practice within their chosen profession and maintain their skills, without the time commitment of a full-time role and a massive disruption to their income.”

According to a recent survey of over 3,000 professionals, 48 percent expressed interest in part-time work as an appealing work schedule. Since 2013, work-life balance (79 percent), family (52 percent), time savings (48 percent) and commute stress (47 percent) have been the top four reported reasons people seek flexible work like part-time jobs.

Each of the ten jobs on this list is geographically varied and meets the following criteria:

  • The job is a part-time position, requiring less than 40 hours per week
  • The job is professional-level, requiring advanced experience and education
  • The job’s pay rates at least $50 per hour, which, in a full-time role, would equate to at least $104,000 annually
  • The job was recently posted to FlexJobs’ database

1. Director of Operations

Pay Rate: $50 per hour for 12 – 20 hours per week

Description: Seeking a DC Metro area applicant for a part-time job. Will create policies, implement procedures, and provide staff leadership. Business-focused BA/BS, 8+ years’ similar experience in an operational position a must.

2. Jazz Music Instructor

Pay Rate: $51.05 – $78.75 per hour

Description: Temporary opportunity with a part-time schedule. Will instruct courses in Jazz music. Must have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in music, humanities, or a related area. Requires professional experience teaching Jazz.

3. Curriculum Writer

Pay Rate: $50 per hour

Description: Education professionals with experience in curriculum writing will find a variety of part-time, temporary positions to assist educational institutions and organizations with curriculum development, writing and adaption. These jobs seek people who have excellent teamwork skills and who work well under deadlines.

4. Dentist

Pay Rate: $65.65 – $86.69 per hour ($136,548 – $180,324 annually)

Description: Part-time opportunity providing dental care services for correctional facilities. Requires current state licensure and proficiency in all aspects of general dental care.

5. Clinical Pharmacist

Pay Rate: $54.69 – $71.58 per hour ($91,000 – $119,000 for 32 hours per week)

Description: Clinical Pharmacist is needed for a part-time opportunity to provide clinical pharmacy services to patients. He/She will address the needs of nursing personnel regarding drug disposition and usage. Bachelor’s degree is required.

6. Controller

Pay Rate: $50 – $60 per hour for 20 – 25 hours per week

Description: Part-time, telecommuting role with a flexible schedule. Candidate must live within the DC Metro area. Real Estate accounting, general accounting, real estate tax and supervisory experience required. Must have QuickBooks knowledge.

7. Software Engineer

Pay Rate: $60 to $73 per hour

Description: Develop and support application as well as back end system. Debug systems and perform programming enhancements. Support SQL based reporting. Write codes. Pays hourly. 5-month, short-term contract. Possibility for extension or conversion.

8. Financial Consultant

Pay Rate: $50 per hour

Description: Part-time, temporary assignment lasting 6 months. Will manage the month-end close process, review and oversee reconciliations and payroll, review financial statements, and manage and coach finance staff. Position may become permanent.

9. Government Contracts Attorney

Pay Rate: $50 per hour

Description: Needs eight years’ experience in government contracting and a JD for this part-time, short-term, remote job. Provide advising to the company on a range of matters such as contracts, disputes, compliance issues and auditing.

10. Mobile Developer

Pay Rate: $65 to $70 per hour

Description: Engage with a development and architecture team to design, code and implement an iOS application that will be used in a customer-facing role. Must have 2+ yrs’ of experience and solid JavaScript skills. 6 month contract.