50 Best Jobs in America


This report ranks jobs according to each job's Glassdoor Job Score, determined by combining three factors: number of job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction rating.

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  1. 1Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    4.8 / 5Job Score
    4.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $110,000Median Base Salary
    4,184Job Openings
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  2. 2DevOps Engineer
    DevOps Engineer
    4.7 / 5Job Score
    4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $110,000Median Base Salary
    2,725Job Openings
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  3. 3Data Engineer
    Data Engineer
    4.7 / 5Job Score
    4.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $106,000Median Base Salary
    2,599Job Openings
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  4. 4Tax Manager
    Tax Manager
    4.7 / 5Job Score
    4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $110,000Median Base Salary
    3,317Job Openings
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  5. 5Analytics Manager
    Analytics Manager
    4.6 / 5Job Score
    4.1 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $112,000Median Base Salary
    1,958Job Openings
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  6. 6HR Manager
    HR Manager
    4.6 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $85,000Median Base Salary
    4,339Job Openings
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  7. 7Database Administrator
    Database Administrator
    4.5 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $93,000Median Base Salary
    2,877Job Openings
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  8. 8Strategy Manager
    Strategy Manager
    4.5 / 5Job Score
    4.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $130,000Median Base Salary
    1,184Job Openings
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  9. 9UX Designer
    UX Designer
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $92,500Median Base Salary
    1,691Job Openings
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  10. 10Solutions Architect
    Solutions Architect
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $125,000Median Base Salary
    2,232Job Openings
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  11. 11Marketing Manager
    Marketing Manager
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $90,000Median Base Salary
    3,875Job Openings
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  12. 12Occupational Therapist
    Occupational Therapist
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $72,000Median Base Salary
    14,897Job Openings
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  13. 13Audit Manager
    Audit Manager
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $98,000Median Base Salary
    1,887Job Openings
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  14. 14Electrical Engineer
    Electrical Engineer
    4.4 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $78,000Median Base Salary
    3,643Job Openings
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  15. 15Nurse Practitioner
    Nurse Practitioner
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $100,000Median Base Salary
    15,634Job Openings
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  16. 16Software Engineer
    Software Engineer
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $101,000Median Base Salary
    17,085Job Openings
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  17. 17Corporate Recruiter
    Corporate Recruiter
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $60,000Median Base Salary
    2,858Job Openings
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  18. 18Supply Chain Manager
    Supply Chain Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $100,000Median Base Salary
    1,270Job Openings
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  19. 19Finance Manager
    Finance Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $116,000Median Base Salary
    3,142Job Openings
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  20. 20Mechanical Engineer
    Mechanical Engineer
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $76,000Median Base Salary
    3,383Job Openings
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  21. 21Communications Manager
    Communications Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $82,000Median Base Salary
    1,332Job Openings
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  22. 22QA Manager
    QA Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $92,000Median Base Salary
    2,531Job Openings
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  23. 23Controls Engineer
    Controls Engineer
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $75,400Median Base Salary
    1,756Job Openings
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  24. 24Nurse Manager
    Nurse Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $77,000Median Base Salary
    6,710Job Openings
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  25. 25Compliance Manager
    Compliance Manager
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $100,000Median Base Salary
    1,104Job Openings
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  26. 26Mobile Developer
    Mobile Developer
    4.3 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $85,000Median Base Salary
    2,130Job Openings
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  27. 27Systems Administrator
    Systems Administrator
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $68,000Median Base Salary
    4,046Job Openings
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  28. 28Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $56,000Median Base Salary
    3,946Job Openings
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  29. 29Technical Account Manager
    Technical Account Manager
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $66,000Median Base Salary
    1,968Job Openings
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  30. 30Hardware Engineer
    Hardware Engineer
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $108,000Median Base Salary
    954Job Openings
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  31. 31Intelligence Analyst
    Intelligence Analyst
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $62,400Median Base Salary
    1,605Job Openings
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  32. 32Product Manager
    Product Manager
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.4 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $107,000Median Base Salary
    5,536Job Openings
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  33. 33Professor
    Professor
    4.2 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $70,000Median Base Salary
    1,955Job Openings
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  34. 34Physician
    Physician
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $200,000Median Base Salary
    2,610Job Openings
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  35. 35Compensation Analyst
    Compensation Analyst
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    4.1 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $70,000Median Base Salary
    1,219Job Openings
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  36. 36Civil Engineer
    Civil Engineer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $65,200Median Base Salary
    2,004Job Openings
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  37. 37Research Engineer
    Research Engineer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $92,850Median Base Salary
    1,006Job Openings
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  38. 38Accounting Manager
    Accounting Manager
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $82,000Median Base Salary
    3,392Job Openings
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  39. 39Information Security Engineer
    Information Security Engineer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $100,000Median Base Salary
    1,247Job Openings
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  40. 40Manufacturing Engineer
    Manufacturing Engineer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $70,000Median Base Salary
    2,504Job Openings
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  41. 41Security Analyst
    Security Analyst
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $70,000Median Base Salary
    2,464Job Openings
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  42. 42Business Operations Manager
    Business Operations Manager
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $93,000Median Base Salary
    1,009Job Openings
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  43. 43UI Designer
    UI Designer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $80,000Median Base Salary
    950Job Openings
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  44. 44Pharmacy Manager
    Pharmacy Manager
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $130,000Median Base Salary
    2,652Job Openings
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  45. 45Supplier Quality Engineer
    Supplier Quality Engineer
    4.1 / 5Job Score
    4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $80,150Median Base Salary
    862Job Openings
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  46. 46National Sales Manager
    National Sales Manager
    4.0 / 5Job Score
    3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $90,000Median Base Salary
    937Job Openings
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  47. 47Business Intelligence Developer
    Business Intelligence Developer
    4.0 / 5Job Score
    3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $83,000Median Base Salary
    837Job Openings
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  48. 48Dental Hygienist
    Dental Hygienist
    4.0 / 5Job Score
    4.1 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $66,000Median Base Salary
    1,050Job Openings
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  49. 49Physical Therapist
    Physical Therapist
    4.0 / 5Job Score
    3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $70,000Median Base Salary
    24,579Job Openings
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  50. 50Construction Project Manager
    Construction Project Manager
    4.0 / 5Job Score
    3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction
    $85,000Median Base Salary
    1,944Job Openings
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Methodology: Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 100 salary reports and at least 100 job satisfaction ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/2/16-1/1/17). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/1/17. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.