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Best US Cities For Jobs 2016

The 25 Best American Cities For Jobs in 2016

When it comes to the job hunt, location is (debatably) just as important as things like salary and benefits. After all, you want to be happy in your profession — but you want to be happy where you LIVE, too. Glassdoor recently released its list of best cities for jobs in 2016, which identifies US metros with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score, based on a comparison of the 50 most populated US metros. Each region's Glassdoor Job Score is based on a five-point scale (five being the best city for a job, and one being the worst). These ratings were determined by weighing four factors equally: hiring opportunity, cost of living, work-life balance, and job satisfaction. See the full list below!

1. San Jose, CA — Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 61,038
Median Base Salary: $112,000
Median Home Value: $956,500
Hot Three Jobs: Solutions Architect, HR Manager, Data Scientist

2. San Francisco, CA — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 121,597
Median Base Salary: $88,000
Median Home Value: $806,600
Hot Three Jobs: Data Scientist, Engagement Manager, Junior Graphic Designer

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3. Seattle, WA — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
Number of Job Openings: 103,124
Median Base Salary: $85,000
Median Home Value: $382,700
Hot Three Jobs: UI-UX Designer, Data Scientist, Engagement Manager

4. Boston, MA — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
Number of Job Openings: 121,498
Median Base Salary: $67,500
Median Home Value: $387,400
Hot Three Jobs: Nurse Practitioner, Applications Developer, Sales Development Representative

5. Washington DC — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4
Number of Job Openings: 163,520
Median Base Salary: $70,000
Median Home Value: $364,100
Hot Three Jobs: Director of Development, Business Office Manager, Data Scientist

6. Austin, TX — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.3
Number of Job Openings: 45,186
Median Base Salary: $61,000
Median Home Value: $247,500
Hot Three Jobs: Creative Director, Finance Manager, Solutions Architect

7. Salt Lake City, UT — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.3
Number of Job Openings: 23,013
Median Base Salary: $58,700
Median Home Value: $234,400
Hot Three Jobs: Technical Support Engineer, Outside Sales Representative, Marketing Coordinator

8. Raleigh-Durham, NC — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.3
Number of Job Openings: 34,660
Median Base Salary: $62,000
Median Home Value: $209,400
Hot Three Jobs: Registered Nurse, Research Associate, Software Engineer

9. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.0
Number of Job Openings: 65,141
Median Base Salary: $65,000
Median Home Value: $219,400
Hot Three Jobs: Web Designer, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager

10. Oklahoma City, OK — Glassdoor Job Score: 3.0
Number of Job Openings: 20,576
Median Base Salary: $50,000
Median Home Value: $132,500
Hot Three Jobs: Delivery Driver, Accountant, Account Executive

11. St. Louis, MO — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.9
Number of Job Openings: 49,450
Median Base Salary: $56,896
Median Home Value: $141,900
Hot Three Jobs: Software Developer, Office Manager, Attorney

12. Detroit, MI — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.9
Number of Job Openings: 59,494
Median Base Salary: $61,500
Median Home Value: $123,100
Hot Three Jobs: Financial Advisor, Teller, Registered Nurse

13. Kansas City, MO — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.8
Number of Job Openings: 43,182
Median Base Salary: $58,000
Median Home Value: $147,500
Hot Three Jobs: Buyer, Business Development Manager, Pharmacist

14. Columbus, OH — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.8
Number of Job Openings: 36,873
Median Base Salary: $57,000
Median Home Value: $154,600
Hot Three Jobs: Regional Sales Manager, Senior Financial Analyst, Process Engineer

15. Cleveland, OH — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.8
Number of Job Openings: 35,130
Median Base Salary: $55,000
Median Home Value: $125,500
Hot Three Jobs: Medical Technologist, Marketing Manager, Software Developer

16. Indianapolis, IN — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.7
Number of Job Openings: 38,934
Median Base Salary: $56,000
Median Home Value: $130,200
Hot Three Jobs: Account Executive, Pharmacist, Retail Store Manager

17. Baltimore, MD — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.7
Number of Job Openings: 67,209
Median Base Salary: $58,000
Median Home Value: $244,800
Hot Three Jobs: Customer Service Specialist, Electrical Engineer, Restaurant Manager

18. Louisville, KY — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.7
Number of Job Openings: 26,311
Median Base Salary: $54,000
Median Home Value: $137,500
Hot Three Jobs: Program Manager, Outside Sales Representative, Operations Manager

19. Pittsburgh, PA — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 50,127
Median Base Salary: $56,896
Median Home Value: $126,700
Hot Three Jobs: Mechanical Engineer, Nurse Practitioner, Product Manager

20. San Antonio, TX — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 34,895
Median Base Salary: $55,000
Median Home Value: $150,200
Hot Three Jobs: Sales Manager, Human Resources Coordinator, Network Engineer

21. San Diego, CA — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 45,424
Median Base Salary: $71,323
Median Home Value: $506,100
Hot Three Jobs: Marketing Assistant, Senior Research Associate, Senior Data Scientist

22. Chicago, IL — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 170,192
Median Base Salary: $63,000
Median Home Value: $193,800
Hot Three Jobs: Creative Director, Data Scientist, UI-UX Designer

23. Cincinnati, OH — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 36,624
Median Base Salary: $57,179
Median Home Value: $143,400
Hot Three Jobs: Phlebotomist, Graphic Designer, Business Development Manager

24. Atlanta, GA — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 94,925
Median Base Salary: $60,000
Median Home Value: $163,000
Hot Three Jobs: Engagement Manager, Internal Auditor, Network Administrator

25. Hartford, CT — Glassdoor Job Score: 2.6
Number of Job Openings: 24,590
Median Base Salary: $68,000
Median Home Value: $215,800
Hot Three Jobs: Paralegal, Manufacturing Engineer, Business Analyst

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