The number of workers telecommuting in the U.S. increased 115 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to new data from listing service FlexJobs and consulting firm Global Workplace Analytics.
The astounding increase involves telecommuting employees who spent at least half of their schedule working remotely.
The report also revealed the average telecommuter is 46 years old or older; has at least a bachelor’s degree and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker. Most frequently, telecommuting employees belong to the baby boom generation.
Gender didn’t appear to play a role. Approximately the same amount of men and women telecommuted.
Find out more about who’s telecommuting in today’s workforce by downloading the full report.