29 best jobs in America for work-life balance

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29 best jobs in America for work-life balance
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Are you suffering from job burnout? If you’re sick and tired of spending late nights at the office – or replying to after-hours emails from your boss – maybe it’s time for a change.  

The folks at Glassdoor rounded up a list of 29 jobs that allow you to strike a balance with your personal life.

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Glassdoor’s best jobs for work-life balance 

For many years, Clark has encouraged you to take every last day of your paid vacation time, even if it’s just a budget-friendly staycation with your family and friends.

The time away from your 9-to-5 is important for both your mental and physical health.   

“The most important thing is remember that no dying man ever said he wished he spent more time at his work,” Clark said.

While your definition of work-life balance may be different from someone else’s, here are the 29 jobs that are among the best, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor.

1. Corporate Recruiter 

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.1
  • Median salary: $65,000

2. UX Designer

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.1
  • Median salary: $95,000

3. Data Scientist 

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $112,000

4. Strategy Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $110,487

5. UI Designer

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $84,500

6. Recruiting Coordinator

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $48,000

7. Technical Account Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $75,000

8. Mobile Developer

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $101,318

9. Devops Engineer 

  • Work-life balance rating: 4.0
  • Median salary: $110,000

10. Research Engineer 

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.9
  • Median salary: $103,029

11. Marketing Analyst

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.9
  • Median salary: $65,000

12. Scrum Master

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.9
  • Median salary: $89,428

13. Substitute Teacher

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.9
  • Median salary: $25,178

14. Library Assistant

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.9
  • Median salary: $28,929

15. Social Media Manager

  • Work-Life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $54,908

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16. PHP Developer

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $79,923

17. Web Designer

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $61,198

18. Content Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $73,909

19. Technical Editor

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $61,486

20. Data Analyst 

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $65,694

21. Project Analyst 

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $60,000

22. Marketing Coordinator

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $48,000

23. Recruiting Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.8
  • Median salary: $72,000

24. Client Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $67,462

25. Computer Programmer

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $75,076

26. Research Analyst

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $59,003

27. Research Technician

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $37,320

28. Creative Manager

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $106,825

29. Lab Assistant 

  • Work-life balance rating: 3.7
  • Median salary: $28,000

If you want to improve the work-life balance at your current job, talk to your manager to see what’s possible – and set some goals and expectations.

And before accepting a new job, do your research so that you know ahead of time what’s required.

Now that you’ve read about the best jobs for work-life balance, read this list to learn more about the best companies to work for and see if they have any openings that interest you. 

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