Featured, Jobs

The Top 20 Jobs With the Highest Satisfaction

Many times, when evaluating a new job opportunity, people tend to focus on factors such as salary and benefits. However, just as important (if not more so!) is how satisfied you’ll be in the position. But which jobs tend to lead to the greatest satisfaction? Using Glassdoor data, we were able to identify the top 20.

“The good news for job seekers is that jobs with high levels of satisfaction can be found in a wide variety of industries and seniority levels. As a result, these roles are well-suited for many different types of people,” said Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell.

Even more good news? “We’ve found that job satisfaction doesn’t have to come at a financial cost — the majority of these positions pay well above the U.S. median base pay,” Stansell added.

If you’re ready to kick start a rewarding, meaningful career, check out the results below!

1. Recruiting Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.6

Median Base Salary: $70,000

See Open Jobs

2. Dental Hygienist

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary:  $67,250

See Open Jobs

3. Sales Operations Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary: $93,000

See Open Jobs

4. Product Designer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary: $100,000

See Open Jobs

5. Marketing Assistant

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $34,000

See Open Jobs

6. Construction Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $75,000

See Open Jobs

7. Brand Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $85,000

See Open Jobs

8. Data Scientist

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $108,000

See Open Jobs

9. Customer Success Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $65,000

See Open Jobs

10. HR Coordinator

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $42,550

See Open Jobs

11. HR Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $85,000

See Open Jobs

12. Communications Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $80,000

See Open Jobs

13. Marketing Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $82,000

See Open Jobs

14. Software Development Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $140,000

See Open Jobs

15. Financial Consultant

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $55,000

See Open Jobs

16. Enterprise Account Executive

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $100,000

See Open Jobs

17. Executive Chef

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $65,000

See Open Jobs

18. Product Engineer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $77,500

See Open Jobs

19. Law Clerk

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $45,456

See Open Jobs

20. Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $90,000

See Open Jobs

 

Methodology: Glassdoor’s Jobs With the Highest Satisfaction in the U.S. report identifies jobs with the highest overall job satisfaction rating, leveraging data from Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America for 2019 report. 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 from 1/2/18-1/1/19. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. C-suite and intern level jobs were excluded from this report.