20 Work-from-home Jobs for Seniors Who Want to Earn Extra Income in Retirement

If you’re a senior looking to supplement your income in retirement, there are plenty of jobs to choose from. Plus, you don’t even have to leave the house to bring in a paycheck, which is great news for seniors with disabilities. Whether you want to work for yourself as an entrepreneur or work for a large company, here are our top picks for senior-friendly, work-from-home jobs.

Work-from-home Jobs for Seniors

JobJob DescriptionAverage National Hourly Pay Rate*
ArtisanCreate crafts and sell them on online marketplaces.Rate set by individual seller
BookkeeperKeep records organized for individuals and businesses. Note: Certified public accountants (CPAs) who provide tax services can earn more.$12 – $18 for bookkeepers; CPAs set their own rates
Customer Service or Sales RepresentativeHelp companies retain or build their client base.$12 – $15
Data Entry SpecialistInput data online based on sales reports, customer data, and other information.$14 – $16
Graphic DesignerBuild websites, software, and apps for your clients.$22 – $32
HR CoordinatorHelp recruit and hire new talent.$18 – $22
Industry ConsultantOffer guidance to professionals in the industry where you spent your career.Rate varies based on industry
Information Technology (IT) RepresentativeGive assistance to employees experiencing technical issues with company equipment.$18 – $48*
Life CoachOffer insight to younger generations based on your personal and career experiences.$24 – $30
Marketing CoordinatorProvide promotional services, or become a brand ambassador.$20 – $24
Music InstructorTeach music lessons online.$16 – $22
Online JurorTake part in mock juries to help attorneys prepare for court.$5 – $120 per case
Online Teacher or TutorProvide lessons on a variety of subjects.$16 – $22
Pet SitterProvide pet care in your own home.$24 – $28 for day visits; $52 – $56 for overnight services
Resume WriterHelp job seekers strengthen their resumes.$50 – $250 based on client’s intended field of employment
TranscriptionistTranscribe audio and video files.$13 – $15
TranslatorConvert written, audio, or video information from one language to another.$18 – $22
Travel AgentPlan and book your customers’ travel accommodations.$20 – $28
Virtual AssistantKeep your employer organized by managing their schedule and files.$14 – $16
Writer/EditorWrite and edit your own content or for others.$14 – $30*

*Rate varies widely, depending on experience.