Report: 10 Best Cities for Jobs in 2020


If you’re looking for a new job, the best city to find one in may not be your own. Job hunters open to relocation may have more success this year in certain big cities over others, according to

The careers site recently listed the best cities for jobs in 2020,  looking at data from the 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the United States.

Here Are the 10 Best Cities for Jobs in 2020

The site analyzed the metro areas and ranked them on the following factors:

  • Hiring opportunity: Ratio of active job openings to population
  • Cost of living: Ratio of median base salary to median home value
  • Job satisfaction: 1,500 company reviews with ratings on a 5-point scale

Let’s take a took at the 10 best cities for jobs in 2020, according to Glassdoor:

CitiesHot jobsJob SatisfactionJob OpeningsMedian Base SalaryMedian Home Value
Raleigh, NCSoftware Engineer, Customer Service Representative, Marketing Manager3.5/552,412$55,252$279,999
Pittsburgh, PAProfessor, Software Developer, Sales Engineer3.4/548,811$50,734$157,367
Indianapolis, INTruck Driver, Care Coordinator, Real Estate Agent3.4/545,331$50,268$178,836
Memphis, TNRegistered Nurse, Cashier, Front End Developer3.4/523,268$48,336$150,648
Cleveland, OHShift Manager, Mortgage Loan Officer, Human Resources Business Partner3.4/537,073$49,719$156,590
St. Louis, MODelivery Driver, Legal Assistant, Copywriter3.4/559,131$50,229$176,719
Hartford, CTSpeech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Data Engineer3.4/528,842$60,320$234,426
Birmingham, ALAutomotive Technician, Software Developer, Warehouse Associate3.5/521,208$45,000$153,702
Cincinnati, OHCommunity Care Coordinator, Receptionist, Electrician3.4/545,638$50,268$183,297
Detroit, MISpecial Education Teacher, Banker, Physician Assistant3.3/571,137$55,126$177,741

See Glassdoor’s full list of the 25 best cities for jobs here.

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