Employment

Top Cities for Job Satisfaction


People who work in the Bay Area tend to report the highest job satisfaction, according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and career community that offers an inside view of companies.  Topping the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card are San Jose and San Francisco, home to five of the companies that made Glassdoor’s 2013 list of Top 50 Places to Work (including Google, Facebook, and Riverbed Technology). Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Washington, DC rounded out the top five cities for overall employment satisfaction.

Top Five Cities for Job Satisfaction:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
  4. Washington, DC
  5. San Jose, CA

Source: Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card

The Report Card is based on over 500 reviews per metro area shared by local employees on Glassdoor over the past year. In addition to an “overall satisfaction rating,” the report examines compensation and benefits, senior management satisfaction, business outlook, and hiring prospects.

For the top ten metro areas, Glassdoor provides a list of the most in-demand jobs.

MuniNetGuide provides salary information (and links to local jobs) by metro area through Glassdoor on its Job Listings pages. To access local salary information, click on the Jobs Index for a list of states. After selecting a state, you can view a list of metro areas on the right side of the page. The Glassdoor salary information appears on the metro area job listings pages. You can also click through to the Glassdoor website for additional job listings.

Glassdoor, founded in 2007, provides an “inside look” at companies through feedback provided by employees, employers, and interview candidates.

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