WFH Stipends: 104 Companies That Provide Them

companies with home office stipend

This post was written on August 11, 2022. We updated the research and post on January 23, 2023.

Why did we build offices in the first place? We needed…

  1. A place to collaborate
  2. A place to get work done with the proper equipment

Well, the internet knocked out #1 as many major companies have gone remote. We can work together on Zoom, Slack, email, and remote collaboration tools just fine.

But #2 hasn’t quite been solved yet.

If you had a nice desk, good lighting, and great internet at the office (but a coffee table, dingy closet, and WiFi you share with your kids while working from home), you know what I mean. The office still wins on the equipment front.

But that’s changing as more and more companies have started to offer stipends for home office equipment.

 

Companies That Offer Home Office Stipends

Here are all of the companies that have publicly shared their home office stipend policies. Next to each company, you’ll see a link to find jobs at each company.

Company

Policy

Jobs

Stipend Program

8th Light, Inc.

$200 one-time

Built In Chicago


"New hires receive a $200 stipend for home office furniture. In addition to a state of the art work device (Apple Notebook) and 4K monitors, accessories, and more-- through partnership with FirstBase."

ActiveCampaign

$250 quarterly

Built In Chicago


"Quarterly reimbursement of up to $250 for home office equipment, phone and utilities."

AdAction

$1000 one-time

Built In

"All new hires (whether fully remote or not) are offered a $1,000 stipend to set up their home office."

Akeneo

$600 one-time

Built In


"Choose whether you prefer working with a Mac or a Windows laptop, and spend your $600 personal remote stipend to maximize your home office set-up."

Almanac

$200 monthly

Almanac


"Almanac offers each full-time team member a monthly stipend of $200 to spend on their workspace."

Alt

$100 monthly

Built In

"Working remotely can require adjustments to your normal work style. To accommodate, Alt employees can expense up to $100/month to be used at their discretion on things like lunch or their home office."

Andros

$200 one-time

Built In

"Along with a fun L&D budget for each employee, we also have a $200 stipend for extra home office equipment."

Applecart

$300 one-time

Built In

"All new hires are have a $300 workstation budget to personalize your of office or at-home space."

Appcues

$1,000 one-time
$500 annually

Appcues

"We offer a $1,000 home office stipend, and an additional $500 annual budget for extra work-related technology."

Arc.dev

$200 annually

Arc

Thanks to John Carlo of Arc.dev for the tip.

Automox

$750 one-time

Built in Colorado

"Employees are able to submit reimbursements up to $750 to create their home office. Every employee will receive $50 mo to cover additional charges for the internet."

Axios

$100 monthly

Levels.fyi

"Flexible, WFH stipend $100 / mo"

Basecamp

$1000 one-time

CNBC

"Basecamp, a software company headquartered in Chicago, offers workers $1,000 to get their work station up and running at home."

Bonusly

$300 one-time

Built in Colorado

"We offer a one-time $300 stipend for WFH set up."

Box

$600 monthly

GRWORK

"Other companies like Box in Redwood City, California, started giving its employees $600/month to compensate for perks they received in the office."

Buffer

$850 annually

Office Depot

" Buffer, a software application company, has had a fully remote company since 2015. It pays its employees internet costs, gives them a $200-a-year technology stipend, plus a one-time payment of $500 to set up their offices. Workers also get a $200 per-month “Working Smarter” stipend for coffee shop purchases and an $850 annual stipend for continuous learning."

Calm

$750 one-time

Built In

"Calm provides a $750 work from home budget to go towards creating a more comfortable and productive home workspace."

Carrot Fertility

$250 one-time

Built In

"A $250 stipend to help create your perfect home office setup when you join the team."

Check

$1000 one-time

Built In

"In addition to providing you office equipment to do your best work (MacBook Pro, monitor, webcam, etc.) we also offer a $1k reimbursement to help you setup/improve your home office."

Checkout.com

$750 one-time

Built In

"You are allocated a total budget of $750 that you can use to purchase the home ergonomics and IT equipment that you need to work at home comfortably and effectively."

Chegg

$500 one-time

CNBC

"Online textbook company Chegg pays its remote workers’ monthly internet bill and gives them $500 for home office furnishings. "

Chime

$500 one-time

Built In Chicago

"$500 when you initially start with Chime, and $250 per quarter after."

CircleCI

$600 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$600 work from home equipment stipend"

Clearcover

$250 one-time

Built In Chicago

"We offer a one-time $250 stipend to set up your work from home office. Use this for anything that will support your work from home arrangement."

Cockroach Labs

$1000 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$1,000 stipend for WFH office set-up."

Codecademy

$200 quarterly

Built In

"$200 per quarter for you to invest in the things that will help make your space work for you (remote)"

connectRN

$100 monthly

Built In

"All employees are given $100 per month towards their home office expenses."

ConvertKit

$3,200 one-time

ConvertKit

"All US-based employees receive a $3,200 work-from-home equipment allowance that you can use to purchase a desktop computer, laptop, or any other home office supplies you need."

DataDome

$500 one-time

Built In

"We offer a $500 stipend for remote employees to work from the comfort of their homes."

DigitalOcean

 $200 monthly

DigitalOcean

"We provide $200 / month towards your internet and phone expenses, up to $100 for the headphones of your choice, and a custom workstation of your choice."

Divvy Homes

$350 one-time

Built In

"Divvy offers $350 home office stipend to all employees."

DocuSign

$550 one-time

Levels.fyi

"Work in the office, remotely, or a combination of the two. Up to $550 reimbursed for home workspace."

Doist

(Unknown amount, frequency)

Doist

"Every Doister has access to a recurring budget to spend on work-related equipment."

Drift

$100 monthly

Built In

"We offer a home office stipend to all employees, as well as a $100 credit each month towards internet, office supplies, etc."

EduMe

$500 one-time

Built In

"Flexible working to support you, your life, and those around you, supported by $500 to set up your home working environment for comfort and success."

Eight Bit Studios

$1000 annually

Built In Chicago

"Now that we are fully remote, you get to expense $1000/year to improve your WFH environment and tech."

Encamp

$150 monthly

Built In

"All Encampers receive an initial $500 stipend to set themselves up for success and $150 a month to pay for WFH related expenses or to work at a coworking space."

Etsy 

$1700 annually

Etsy Careers

"Our most flexible and default option, Flex mode comes with great perks like bookable workstations, tasty in-office meals and snacks, access to IT equipment, and a home office stipend to support you when working from home."

Facebook

$1000 one-time

LinkedIn

"There’s no single formula for helping with the home office expenses of your employees. Today, three tech leaders, Twitter, Facebook and Google, provide a flat $1000 for remote work expenses"

Flatfile

$10,000 one-time

Inc.com

"Flatfile's offer to invest up to $10,000 on bespoke home offices for workers. Flatfile pairs employees with a designer who will ensure the end result is a professional home office and not, say, a geeked-out home theater. Homeowners using the money to renovate can spend up to $5,000, so there's enough in the budget for furnishings."

Focused Labs

$1000 one-time

Built In Chicago

"We have a $1000 home office stipend for remote employees."

Front

$500 one-time

Built In Chicago

"Reimburse up to $500 to improve your work-from-home setup"

GHX

$125 monthly

Built In Colorado

"$125 per month."

Gimkit

$300 monthly

Notion

"$350 a month working budget (for co-working space, coffee shop, home office improvement)"

GitBook

(Unknown amount, one-time)

GitBook

"While joining the team you will also benefit from a dedicated budget for home office set-up."

Google

$1000 one-time

Memory.ai

"In May, Google paid their employees $1,000 to set up or improve their home office."

Gtmhub

$300 one-time

Built In Colorado

"We've got you, to get you what you need! We'll purchase the essentials - monitors, keyboards, accessories, etc, up to $300."

Gusto

$500 one-time $40 monthly

Levels.fyi

"$500 one-time WFH Stipend, $40 / mo Internet Stipend."

Hireology

$50 monthly

Built In Chicago

"Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees: $50/month directly to your paychecks."

Hinge

(Unknown amount, one-time)

Hinge

"Come in three days a week and enjoy opportunities to be remote throughout the year. For your home office, you’ll get a stipend to purchase equipment that sets you up for success."

Home Chef

$50 monthly

Built In Chicago

"We are currently offering $50 per month to all remote employees to help pay for home office expenses."

HotJar

€4000 one-time

RemoteBliss

"HotJar provides comprehensive analytics and feedback so companies can understand how visitors find and use their websites. Although headquartered in Malta, the team is fully remote — and the benefits are pretty incredible. They include €4,000 home office stipend."

HSBC HongKong

HK$2,500 one-time

The Standard

"HSBC is offering its Hong Kong staff the opportunity to work as many as four days a week from home as well as a one-off allowance of HK$2,500 to help them set up office remotely. The move is the latest sign how the pandemic is transforming the role of the office in business life." Thanks to Angus Chang of Iupilon for the tip.

HubSpot

$60 monthly

COMPT

"They provide one stipend for their remote people: $60/month tax-free monthly stipend to their remote people"

Indeed

$500 one-time

CNBC

"Also in March, job marketplace Indeed said it would reimburse its employees up to $500 for standing desks, chairs or lighting in their home."

Instacart

$600 one-time

Built In

"We have a $600 stipend for outfitting your home office, as well as monthly phone & internet reimbursement."

Iterable

$500 one-time

Built In Colorado

"New Hire Work From Home $500 Allowance: Toward setting up your home office (examples: standing desk, air purifer, office supplies."

Lever

$150 monthly

Protocol

"Lever’s $150 monthly stipend can go toward 'anything that makes working from home feel more comfortable and a little bit easier,' said Caitlyn Metteer, Lever’s director of Recruiting."

Likemind

$300 one-time

Built In Colorado

"Each new hire receives $300 upon hire to get their home office set up perfectly!"

Linktree

$1000 AUD one-time

Built In

"All Linktree team members receive $1000 AUD towards setting up their work from home space."

LiveControl

$60 monthly

Built In

"We offer $60 monthly technology stipend."

LogicMonitor

$150 monthly

Built In

"If you are remote, you can use our $150 per month Harmony Bonus to help pay for home office improvements! Fancy a cool new mouse? Desk missing the perfect houseplant?"

M1

$500 one-time

Built In

"M1 allows employees to reimburse up to $500 for home office equipment for all employees."

MANTL

$400 yearly

Built In

"We offer a $400 annual home office stipend for our employees. We want to help our team-members work comfortably and productively from home."

MarketerHire

$500 one-time

Built In

"When you start with MarketerHire, you’ll get $500 to spend on your home office space. You’ll also get a $50/month stipend to put towards your internet costs."

Mediavine

(Unknown amount, frequency)

Mediavine

"We offer an array of comprehensive benefits designed to support a healthy work/life balance, from home office reimbursement to virtual yoga classes to continuing education support."

Narrativ

$500 one-time

Built In

"$500 one-time payment and a $50 a month stipend for continuous support"

Neighborhoods.com

$250 one-time

Built In Chicago

"Employees are eligible for a one-time $250 stipend to equip their in-home office setup."

Noom

$500 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$1,000 WFH Tech Budget (one-time: design your home office), $500 Home Office Budget (one-time: these items are yours to keep!)"

Optera

$300 annually

Built In Colorado

"$300 yearly budget with 3yr computer replacement."

Papaya Global

$500 yearly

People and Payroll

"Here at Papaya Global, we kept it streamlined, implementing a $500 per year “home office allowance” for our employees. This seems to work really well, so that everyone is able to have the items they’ll need at their desk to be productive during the workday. Then, for larger items, requests can be made and approved by our human resources department on a case-by-case basis."

Peloton

$500 one-time

DEEL

"Peloton offers up to $500 to their employees to cover their home workspace expenses. "

Plaid

$1000 one-time $200 monthly

Levels.fyi

"$1,000 at-home office stipend, $50 monthly internet stipend, and a $150 co-working space stipend (for those joining the CXP team only)."

Postscript

2000 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$2,000 Home Office Stipend PLUS a new computer."

Pricefx

$240 monthly

Built In

"Pricefx is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) organization, we’ll give you $240 tax-free each month ($2880 per year) towards your laptop, mobile, and internet."

Recharge

$350 monthly

Levels.fyi

"$350 / mo combined remote work benefit (for home office, gym membership, etc). Up to $450 / mo co-working space reimbursement."

Reddit

$1800 one-time

Levels.fyi

"Work in the office, remotely, or a combination of the two. Up to $1,800 reimbursed for home workspace."

Robinhood

$1000 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$1,000 stipend"

Scholly, Inc

$750 one-time

Built In

"$750 home-workspace stipend"

Sendle

$500 one-time

Built In

"All the equipment you need to do your best work from home, plus a home office set-up budget of $500 to maximize your work space."

Sense

$200 annually

Built In

"Home office setup allowance ($200/year)"

Shopify

$1000 one-time

CNBC

"E-commerce company Shopify announced in March that it would give its newly remote employees $1,000 to set up their new home office."

Skillshare

$750 one-time

Built In

"$750 stipend for setting yourself up for success at home (think: desk, headphones, plants, ergonomic chair)"

Sprig

$3500 one-time

Built In

"$3.5k stipend"

Stack Overflow

$2000 one-time

Built In

"Remote employees will also be provided with a one-time reimbursable allowance of the equivalent of up to $2,000 USD to purchase office furniture, monitor, and computer peripherals."

Superhuman

$3000 one-time

COMPT.IO

"Email company Superhuman gives its employees a stipend to have a standing desk at home."

Surefoot

$2000 one-time

Built In

"New hires receive a $2,000 technology / WFH office budget."

Tatari

$500 one-time

Built In

"$500 WFH reimbursement"

Telnyx

$300 one-time

Built In Chicago

"While Telnyx is mostly remote due to COVID-19, we are offering a stipend of $300 towards the purchase of a desk and/or chair to complete your Work From Home set-up."

Toast, Inc.

$300 one-time

Levels.fyi

"$300 on any equipment you may need plus $150/monitor, up to two monitors."

Tonkean

$500 one-time

Built In

"Remote employees receive a one-time work from home setup stipend (reimbursable) of $500 upon commencing employment to purchase desk, chair and other work from home tools."

TrueCar

$300 one-time

Levels.fyi

"Reimbursment for a desk of your choice up to $300."

Tulip

$500 one-time

The Globe and Mail

“Marco Osso, VP of employment success at Tulip, says that the company was able to offer the work-from-home stipend without decreasing other employee benefits by assessing funds saved from remote working. 'We looked at the cost savings from office maintenance, office snacks and travel during this time and we just repurposed it back towards this $500 stipend.'”

Twitter

$1000 one-time

Perkup

"To assist employees in working from home, Twitter offers each of its remote employees a $1,000 home office stipend."

Uber

$500 one-time

Entrepreneur

"Uber told employees that they could work from home through June 2021 on August 4. Employees will also receive a $500 stipend to set up a home office."

Unsupervised

$1,000

Built In Colorado

"Unsupervised provides a $1000 home office stipend for new employees, and $100/month stipend to cover ongoing phone and internet expenses due to remote work."

VelocityEHS

$100 monthly

Built In Chicago

"Employees receive $100 per month to spend how they see fit to optimize their work from home experience."

Webflow

$250 monthly

COMPT.io

"They provide three stipends for their team: $250/month for remote workers $200/month (for everyone) health & wellness stipend $1,000/year (for everyone) continuous learning stipend."

Wix

$500 one-time

Built In Colorado

"A $500, one-time benefit for setting up a comfortable and productive at-home working environment."

Workflow

$200 monthly

Office Depot

"Workflow provides their team members with $200 a month to spend on health and wellness items, ranging from gym memberships to workout gear to meditation apps."

Yieldstreet

$300 one-time

Built In

"Each employee gets $300 for remote work supplies."

Zapier

(Unknown amount, frequency)

Zapier

"Home office setup stipend"

Zillow

$450 one-time $150 monthly

Levels.fyi

"90% of employees may work from home at least part-time. $150 / home office reimbursement, $450 one-time home office set-up."

Zone & Co

$500 one-time

Built In

"Zone offers $500 per employee for home office needs."

Every Work-From-Home Job That Provides Equipment

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What Is A Work-From-Home (WFH) Stipend?

A work-from-home stipend is a fixed sum of money paid from employer to employee to be used for home office equipment.

Also known as a remote work stipend, there are two kinds that companies offier:

  • A one-time stipend is a fixed amount provided at one point in time (upon starting or six months into employment, for example) to cover costs of home office equipment
  • A monthly stipend is an amount paid each month for home office equipment, or reimbursements for phone and internet

What is the average home office stipend amount?

From our research on the list of companies you see above…

  • The average one-time stipend for remote work is $812
  • The average monthly stipend for remote work is $160

 

What should you buy with a home office stipend?

Assuming that a laptop is provided outside of the home office stipend, here is a full list of home office equipment. In order, this is what I recommend after a decade working from home:

  1. Chair: pick one here
  2. Desk: pick one here
  3. Monitor: we send out these to people at Nectafy
  4. Wireless keyword and mouse: I have a magic keyword and mouse
  5. Video conference background: I have an Anyvoo

 

What does a typical home office stipend policy look like?

One-Time Stipend

“Employees can purchase office equipment such as lamps, office chairs and a new desk, then submit the one-time remote allowance of up to $1,000 through their expense reimbursements.”

Monthly Stipend

“Employees will be reimbursed up to $200 a month to put toward the rental of a co-working space, internet, or home office equipment.”

Cell-Phone & Internet Expenses Reimbursement Rate

“Employees will be reimbursed at the following rate:

  • Full-Time: Cell-phone & Internet: Up to $150/month
  • Part-Time: Cell-phone & Internet: Up to $100/month”

 

Looking for a work-from-home job?

I always recommend Flexjobs.

FlexJobs is the leading job board for remote and flexible job listings. You’ll see many of the companies on the list below hire on FlexJobs, too. >> Find a remote career now.

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Henry OLoughlin

Hi, I'm the founder of Buildremote. I have worked from home for a decade and ran a fully remote, four-day work week company for eight years. I've made all of the mistakes running a distributed team. I hope if you read my work, you'll be spared.

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