Top 12 Best US Cities For Jobs Right Now

Top 12 Best US Cities For Jobs Right Now

So if you’re searching for a new job that you like and pay reasonable living costs or thinking of relocating to the US, move to North Carolina capital Raleigh, according to data released by Glassdoor, an online job rating and salary comparison site.

Raleigh came in at No. 1 on the list of the 25 best cities for jobs, Raleigh has more than 24,000 job openings and residents earn a median base salary of $50,950, while median home values remain a relatively modest $198,400. The city has long been attractive to major companies like IBM and Cisco.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma came in at No. 3 on the list, trailing just Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, MO has 28,786 job openings; the median base salary is $46,000; and the median home value is $138,500.

Austin is the No. 4 city on the list with a median base salary of about $50,000 and a median home value of $226,400. Seattle, WA was 5th. Seattle finished No. 5 with 69,423 job openings, a $70,000 median base salary, and a $344,700 median home value.

Here’s a list of the top 12 U.S. Cities along with how they compare by factor – available jobs to population, cost of living, and job satisfaction among residents.

1. Raleigh, NC – Job Score: 4.1

Number of Job Openings: 24,146
Population: 1,242,974
Median Base Salary: $50,950
Median Home Value: $198,400
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

2. Kansas City, MO –Job Score: 3.9

Number of Job Openings: 28,786
Population: 2,071,133
Median Base Salary: $46,000
Median Home Value: $138,500
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2

3. Oklahoma City, OK – Job Score: 3.9

Number of Job Openings: 16,759
Population: 1,336,767
Median Base Salary: $38,100
Median Home Value: $129,400
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

4. Austin, TX – Job Score: 3.9

Number of Job Openings: 33,198
Population: 1,943,299
Median Base Salary: $50,000
Median Home Value: $226,400
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

5. Seattle, WA – ob Score: 3.9

Number of Job Openings: 69,423
Population: 3,671,478
Median Base Salary: $70,000
Median Home Value: $344,700
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

6. Salt Lake City, UT – Job Score: 3.8

Number of Job Openings: 17,970
Population: 1,153,340
Median Base Salary: $44,000
Median Home Value: $224,000
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

7. San Jose, CA – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 51,439
Population: 1,952,872
Median Base Salary: $99,000
Median Home Value: $863,800
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

8. Louisville, KY – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 16,295
Population: 1,269,702
Median Base Salary: $40,000
Median Home Value: $131,100
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2

9. San Antonio, TX – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 29,980
Population: 2,328,652
Median Base Salary: $40,000
Median Home Value: $147,600
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

10. Washington, D.C. – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 116,770
Population: 6,033,737
Median Base Salary: $61,000
Median Home Value: $361,200
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

11. St. Louis, MO – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 31,365
Population: 2,806,207
Median Base Salary: $45,000
Median Home Value: $133,200
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

12. San Francisco, CA – Job Score: 3.7

Number of Job Openings: 94,933
Population: 4,594,060
Median Base Salary: $70,000
Median Home Value: $728,000
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

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