Will I get paid on a weekly or monthly basis as a remote worker?

This was a question asked by a member of the free remote job course. Below is my answer! 

It all depends on the company. In the past I worked remotely as a full-time contractor for a company that paid me every week. Now I work remotely as a full-time employee for a company that pays me twice a month.

If you are working remotely as a contractor (which is often the case for people outside the US working for US-based companies), you can expect to get paid once a week or once a month. I have never heard of a contractor getting paid every two weeks. However, if you are working remotely as a full-time employee, it’s common for US-based companies to pay employees once every two weeks or two times per month.

Related Q&A: When I get a remote job, will I be an employee or contractor?

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