25 Best Cities for Jobs 2017


Want a new job you love? Consider moving to one of these U.S. cities!

 
  1. 1Pittsburgh, PA
    City Score4.4
    Pittsburgh, PA
    95,399Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $44,000 Median Base Salary
    $137,400 Median Home Value
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  2. 2Indianapolis, IN
    City Score4.4
    Indianapolis, IN
    80,561Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $43,000 Median Base Salary
    $138,100 Median Home Value
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  3. 3Kansas City, MO
    City Score4.4
    Kansas City, MO
    90,649Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,000 Median Base Salary
    $159,400 Median Home Value
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  4. 4Raleigh, NC
    City Score4.4
    Raleigh, NC
    65,810Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000 Median Base Salary
    $228,200 Median Home Value
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  5. 5St. Louis, MO
    City Score4.4
    St. Louis, MO
    104,725Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,600 Median Base Salary
    $148,600 Median Home Value
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  6. 6Memphis, TN
    City Score4.4
    Memphis, TN
    42,347Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $41,200 Median Base Salary
    $119,700 Median Home Value
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  7. 7Columbus, OH
    City Score4.3
    Columbus, OH
    78,370Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,000 Median Base Salary
    $162,500 Median Home Value
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  8. 8Cincinnati, OH
    City Score4.3
    Cincinnati, OH
    79,554Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $44,637 Median Base Salary
    $152,600 Median Home Value
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  9. 9Cleveland, OH
    City Score4.3
    Cleveland, OH
    66,410Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $43,000 Median Base Salary
    $134,600 Median Home Value
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  10. 10Louisville, KY
    City Score4.2
    Louisville, KY
    49,213Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $40,138 Median Base Salary
    $148,600 Median Home Value
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  11. 11Birmingham, AL
    City Score4.2
    Birmingham, AL
    40,123Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $38,000 Median Base Salary
    $133,400 Median Home Value
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  12. 12Detroit, MI
    City Score4.2
    Detroit, MI
    119,567Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $46,344 Median Base Salary
    $141,000 Median Home Value
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  13. 13Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    City Score4.1
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    151,656Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $52,000 Median Base Salary
    $247,400 Median Home Value
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  14. 14Hartford, CT
    City Score4.1
    Hartford, CT
    46,274Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $55,000 Median Base Salary
    $223,100 Median Home Value
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  15. 15Oklahoma City, OK
    City Score4.1
    Oklahoma City, OK
    43,898Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $36,000 Median Base Salary
    $134,900 Median Home Value
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  16. 16Washington, DC
    City Score4.1
    Washington, DC
    293,481Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $62,000 Median Base Salary
    $382,600 Median Home Value
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  17. 17Seattle, WA
    City Score4.1
    Seattle, WA
    187,741Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $65,000 Median Base Salary
    $447,100 Median Home Value
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  18. 18Atlanta, GA
    City Score4.1
    Atlanta, GA
    195,021Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $46,000 Median Base Salary
    $179,900 Median Home Value
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  19. 19Baltimore, MD
    City Score4.1
    Baltimore, MD
    123,370Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $48,000 Median Base Salary
    $261,000 Median Home Value
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  20. 20Nashville, TN
    City Score4.1
    Nashville, TN
    80,192Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $42,000 Median Base Salary
    $220,100 Median Home Value
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  21. 21Milwaukee, WI
    City Score4.0
    Milwaukee, WI
    63,772Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $46,000 Median Base Salary
    $215,500 Median Home Value
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  22. 22San Jose, CA
    City Score4.0
    San Jose, CA
    106,809Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $100,000 Median Base Salary
    $1,013,700 Median Home Value
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  23. 23Chicago, IL
    City Score4.0
    Chicago, IL
    332,546Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000 Median Base Salary
    $211,200 Median Home Value
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  24. 24Charlotte, NC
    City Score4.0
    Charlotte, NC
    78,285Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,000 Median Base Salary
    $174,800 Median Home Value
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  25. 25Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    City Score4.0
    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    249,235Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $49,000 Median Base Salary
    $211,000 Median Home Value
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Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs report identifies U.S. metros with the highest overall Glassdoor City Score, based on a comparison of the 50 most populated U.S. metros. Each region’s Glassdoor City Score, based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best city for a job, 1.0=worst city for a job), is determined by weighing three factors equally: hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. Hiring opportunity is the ratio of active job openings to population. Cost of living is the ratio of median base salary to median home value. Report published on 9/12/17. For full methodology, email pr@glassdoor.com.