25 Best Cities for Jobs 2018


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

 
  1. 1Pittsburgh, PA
    City Score4.7
    Pittsburgh, PA
    91,849Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $46,500Median Base Salary
    $141,300Median Home Value
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  2. 2St. Louis, MO
    City Score4.3
    St. Louis, MO
    75,061Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $48,000Median Base Salary
    $161,400Median Home Value
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  3. 3Indianapolis, IN
    City Score4.3
    Indianapolis, IN
    55,344Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,000Median Base Salary
    $152,800Median Home Value
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  4. 4Cincinnati, OH
    City Score4.2
    Cincinnati, OH
    61,320Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $45,000Median Base Salary
    $160,900Median Home Value
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  5. 5Hartford, CT
    City Score4.2
    Hartford, CT
    40,978Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $55,000Median Base Salary
    $227,600Median Home Value
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  6. 6Boston, MA
    City Score4.2
    Boston, MA
    211,602Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $62,000Median Base Salary
    $455,600Median Home Value
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  7. 7Memphis, TN
    City Score4.2
    Memphis, TN
    26,022Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $43,900Median Base Salary
    $133,100Median Home Value
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  8. 8Raleigh, NC
    City Score4.2
    Raleigh, NC
    49,003Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000Median Base Salary
    $255,000Median Home Value
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  9. 9Cleveland, OH
    City Score4.2
    Cleveland, OH
    44,385Job Openings
    3.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $46,000Median Base Salary
    $141,100Median Home Value
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  10. 10Detroit, MI
    City Score4.1
    Detroit, MI
    88,993Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000Median Base Salary
    $154,900Median Home Value
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  11. 11Kansas City, MO
    City Score4.1
    Kansas City, MO
    57,362Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $48,000Median Base Salary
    $181,400Median Home Value
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  12. 12Washington, DC
    City Score4.1
    Washington, DC
    239,832Job Openings
    3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $64,000Median Base Salary
    $399,500Median Home Value
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  13. 13Birmingham, AL
    City Score4.1
    Birmingham, AL
    24,864Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $42,000Median Base Salary
    $139,100Median Home Value
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  14. 14Chicago, IL
    City Score4.1
    Chicago, IL
    271,947Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $54,000Median Base Salary
    $220,400Median Home Value
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  15. 15Columbus, OH
    City Score4.1
    Columbus, OH
    54,711Job Openings
    3.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $47,500Median Base Salary
    $182,200Median Home Value
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  16. 16Louisville, KY
    City Score4.0
    Louisville, KY
    29,495Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $42,000Median Base Salary
    $155,200Median Home Value
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  17. 17Baltimore, MD
    City Score4.0
    Baltimore, MD
    93,092Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000Median Base Salary
    $264,800Median Home Value
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  18. 18Philadelphia, PA
    City Score4.0
    Philadelphia, PA
    173,717Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000Median Base Salary
    $228,100Median Home Value
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  19. 19Atlanta, GA
    City Score4.0
    Atlanta, GA
    145,356Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $50,000Median Base Salary
    $204,600Median Home Value
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  20. 20Oklahoma City, OK
    City Score4.0
    Oklahoma City, OK
    27,186Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $38,000Median Base Salary
    $142,400Median Home Value
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  21. 21Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    City Score3.9
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    102,664Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $53,000Median Base Salary
    $261,300Median Home Value
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  22. 22San Francisco, CA
    City Score3.9
    San Francisco, CA
    193,262Job Openings
    3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $80,000Median Base Salary
    $953,600Median Home Value
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  23. 23Seattle, WA
    City Score3.9
    Seattle, WA
    137,990Job Openings
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $64,000Median Base Salary
    $492,700Median Home Value
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  24. 24Richmond, VA
    City Score3.9
    Richmond, VA
    34,802Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $47,000Median Base Salary
    $223,200Median Home Value
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  25. 25Charlotte, NC
    City Score3.9
    Charlotte, NC
    55,030Job Openings
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $48,000Median Base Salary
    $195,800Median 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 10/16/18. For full methodology, email pr@glassdoor.com.