Some of the highest paying home businesses include actuary, business intelligence analyst, software developer and compensation analyst. As of 2015, salaries for these positions range from roughly $63,200 to 96,000 per year.
A majority of the most lucrative home businesses are those involving information technology and positions that can easily be done over the phone or through email. Well-paying home businesses are often started by people with an abundance of experience in a specific industry and expert skills or training in their fields. Some individuals choose to remain with their employers and work at home after proving they don't much supervision.