50 Best Jobs in America

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Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2018

Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2018

Using Glassdoor’s unique data on jobs, salaries, and companies, we compiled a list of the 50 Best Jobs in America 2018 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
$105,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
3,369
Job Openings
#3
$85,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
6,439
Job Openings
#4
$74,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
11,903
Job Openings
#5
$85,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
4,458
Job Openings
#6
$76,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
5,839
Job Openings
#7
$135,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
1,195
Job Openings
#8
$90,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,809
Job Openings
#9
$113,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
7,531
Job Openings
#10
$72,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
4,241
Job Openings
#11
$96,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
1,222
Job Openings
#12
$116,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
2,998
Job Openings
#13
$97,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
1,209
Job Openings
#14
$75,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
4,060
Job Openings
#15
$100,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
1,122
Job Openings
#16
$120,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,064
Job Openings
#17
$75,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
5,079
Job Openings
#18
$115,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,381
Job Openings
#19
$110,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
3,309
Job Openings
#20
$110,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
824
Job Openings
#21
$102,500
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
29,187
Job Openings
#22
$115,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
806
Job Openings
#23
$65,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
2,330
Job Openings
#24
$92,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,741
Job Openings
#25
$104,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
5,517
Job Openings
#26
$94,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
2,370
Job Openings
#27
$90,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,963
Job Openings
#28
$84,660
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
4,209
Job Openings
#29
$115,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,169
Job Openings
#30
$125,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
3,325
Job Openings
#31
$78,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
3,033
Job Openings
#32
$92,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
747
Job Openings
#33
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,816
Job Openings
#34
$65,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
13,706
Job Openings
#35
$72,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
11,573
Job Openings
#36
$80,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,380
Job Openings
#37
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
1,951
Job Openings
#38
$60,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
4,729
Job Openings
#39
$75,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,710
Job Openings
#40
$75,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
2,139
Job Openings
#41
$85,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
808
Job Openings
#42
$86,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
882
Job Openings
#43
$71,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
9,603
Job Openings
#44
$82,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
3,273
Job Openings
#45
$95,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,004
Job Openings
#46
$55,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
4,684
Job Openings
#47
$110,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,024
Job Openings
#48
$80,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
23,274
Job Openings
#49
$100,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
8,510
Job Openings
#50
$57,120
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
2,705
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 2018 in America, according to Glassdoor.

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Are you searching for job openings for one of the top jobs? Glassdoor helps you find a new position you'll love. Browse our Best Jobs 2022 list to find a role you're interested in, and click "View Jobs" to see open positions. Do you need a little extra help jumpstarting your next career move? Check out candid employee reviews from top companies, compare salary ranges, and prepare for your next interview all with help from Glassdoor.

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