These Are The Best Cities To Look For A Job In 2020

Updated: February 28, 2020

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a new place to live, but no doubt the biggest requirement is picking a place with job opportunities and a relatively low cost of living. It’s a tough combo to put together. Cities like New York and San Francisco have a lot of jobs, but both cost a bomb when it comes to housing. Find a small town with a low cost of living, and there might not be any jobs.

Glassdoor analyzed each city in the US along with hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction to put together its list of the best cities to find a job in 2020.

Drum roll…Raleigh came out on top. Workers in Raleigh earn a median base salary of $55,252 which is above the $48,672 salary the average full-time American worker earns. There are also a lot of job opportunities in the city (currently over 50,000 openings on Glassdoor alone). The median home value of $279,999 also makes it a much more affordable option compared to cities on the coasts.

Here’s the round up of the top 10. Looking to make a move this year? This is a good starting point:

10. Detroit, Michigan

Job openings on Glassdoor: 71,137

Median base salary: $55,126

Median home value: $177,741

9. Cincinnati, Ohio

Job openings on Glassdoor: 45,638

Median base salary: $50,268

Median home value: $183,297

8. Birmingham, Alabama

Job openings on Glassdoor: 21,208

Median base salary: $45,000

Median home value: $153,702

7. Hartford, Connecticut

Job openings on Glassdoor: 28,842

Median base salary: $60,320

Median home value: $234,426

6. St. Louis, Missouri

Job openings on Glassdoor: 59,131

Median base salary: $50,229

Median home value: $176,719

5. Cleveland, Ohio

Job openings on Glassdoor: 37,073

Median base salary: $49,719

Median home value: $156,590

4. Memphis, Tennessee

Job openings on Glassdoor: 23,268

Median base salary: $48,336

Median home value: $150,648

3. Indianapolis, Indiana

Job openings on Glassdoor: 45,331

Median base salary: $50,268

Median home value: $178,836

2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job openings on Glassdoor: 48,811

Median base salary: $50,734

Median home value: $157,367

1. Raleigh, North Carolina

Job openings on Glassdoor: 52,412

Median base salary: $55,252

Median home value: $279,999

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