15 Best Cities for Jobs in the U.S.

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Looking for a new job? Consider moving to one of these 15 cities, which stand out for how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living), and how satisfied employees are working there (job satisfaction and work-life balance).

  1.  
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    4.0 Job Score
    Job Openings
    61,038
    Median Base Salary
    $112,000
    Median Home Value
    $965,500
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.5
    Hot Jobs in San Jose, CA
    Solutions Architect, HR Manager, Data Scientist
  2.  
    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco, CA

    3.8 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $806,600
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.5
  3.  
    Seattle, WA

    Seattle, WA

    3.5 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $382,700
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.3
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.4
  4.  
    Boston, MA

    Boston, MA

    3.5 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $387,400
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.4
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.4
  5.  
    Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C.

    3.4 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $364,100
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.3
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.4
  6.  
    Austin, TX

    Austin, TX

    3.3 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $247,500
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.3
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.4
  7.  
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Salt Lake City, UT

    3.3 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $234,400
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.4
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.4
  8.  
    Raleigh-Durham, NC

    Raleigh-Durham, NC

    3.3 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $209,400
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.3
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.3
    Hot Jobs in Raleigh-Durham, NC

    Registered Nurse, Research Associate, Software Engineer

  9.  
    Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

    Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

    3.0 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $219,400
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.3
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.3
    Hot Jobs in Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

    Web Designer, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager

  10.  
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Oklahoma City, OK

    3.0 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $132,500
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.3
    Hot Jobs in Oklahoma City, OK

    Delivery Driver, Accountant, Account Executive

  11.  
    St. Louis, MO

    St. Louis, MO

    2.9 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $141,900
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.3
    Hot Jobs in St. Louis, MO

    Software Developer, Office Manager, Attorney

  12.  
    Detroit, MI

    Detroit, MI

    2.9 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $123,100
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.2
    Hot Jobs in Detroit, MI

    Financial Advisor, Teller, Registered Nurse

  13.  
    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City, MO

    2.8 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $147,500
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.2
    Hot Jobs in Kansas City, MO

    Buyer, Business Development Manager, Pharmacist

  14.  
    Columbus, OH

    Columbus, OH

    2.8 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $154,600
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.3
  15.  
    Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland, OH

    2.8 Job Score
    Job Openings
    Median Base Salary
    Median Home Value
    $125,000
    Work-Life Balance Rating
    3.2
    Job Satisfaction Rating
    3.2

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