50 Best Jobs in America

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Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2017

Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2017

Using Glassdoor’s unique data on jobs, salaries, and companies, we compiled a list of the 50 Best Jobs in America 2017 to help people find jobs they’ll love. Each job stands out for its earning potential (median salary), job satisfaction, and job openings. Are you considering a new position? Check out this comprehensive list to see what jobs made the list this year, and view open jobs at companies across the country.
Job Title
Median Base Salary
Job Satisfaction
Job Openings
#2
$110,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
2,725
Job Openings
#3
$106,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
2,599
Job Openings
#4
$110,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
3,317
Job Openings
#5
$112,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,958
Job Openings
#6
$85,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
4,339
Job Openings
#7
$93,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
2,877
Job Openings
#8
$130,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
1,184
Job Openings
#9
$92,500
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,691
Job Openings
#10
$125,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,232
Job Openings
#11
$90,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
3,875
Job Openings
#12
$72,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
14,897
Job Openings
#13
$98,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,887
Job Openings
#14
$78,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
3,643
Job Openings
#15
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
15,634
Job Openings
#16
$101,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
17,085
Job Openings
#17
$60,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
2,858
Job Openings
#18
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,270
Job Openings
#19
$116,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
3,142
Job Openings
#20
$76,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
3,383
Job Openings
#21
$82,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,332
Job Openings
#22
$92,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,531
Job Openings
#23
$75,400
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,756
Job Openings
#24
$77,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
6,710
Job Openings
#25
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,104
Job Openings
#26
$85,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,130
Job Openings
#27
$68,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
4,046
Job Openings
#28
$56,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
3,946
Job Openings
#29
$66,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,968
Job Openings
#30
$108,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
954
Job Openings
#31
$62,400
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
1,605
Job Openings
#32
$107,000
Median Base Salary
3.4/5
Job Satisfaction
5,536
Job Openings
#33
$70,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,955
Job Openings
#34
$200,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
2,610
Job Openings
#35
$70,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,219
Job Openings
#36
$65,200
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
2,004
Job Openings
#37
$92,850
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,006
Job Openings
#38
$82,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
3,392
Job Openings
#39
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
1,247
Job Openings
#40
$70,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,504
Job Openings
#41
$70,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,464
Job Openings
#42
$93,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,009
Job Openings
#43
$80,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
950
Job Openings
#44
$130,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
2,652
Job Openings
#45
$80,150
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
862
Job Openings
#46
$90,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
937
Job Openings
#47
$83,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
837
Job Openings
#48
$66,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,050
Job Openings
#49
$70,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
24,579
Job Openings
#50
$85,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
1,944
Job Openings

How are the Best Jobs in America determined?

The Best Jobs in America list is based on three factors that are top of mind for job seekers:

Salary

The median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year

Job Openings

The number of U.S. job openings on Glassdoor when the list is pulled

Job Satisfaction

The overall job satisfaction rating on Glassdoor reported by employees working in these roles last year
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These are the Best Jobs in 2017 in America, according to Glassdoor.

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The Best Jobs in America list is based on three equally-weighted factors that are top of mind for job seekers:

  1. Salary: The median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year

  2. Job Openings: The number of U.S. job openings on Glassdoor when the list is pulled

  3. Job Satisfaction: The overall job satisfaction rating (on a scale of 1.0= bad job to 5.0= best job) on Glassdoor reported by actual employees working in these roles over the past year