Data Scientist Leads Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019

  • Data Scientist is the best job in America for the 4e consecutive year (job score 4.7, job satisfaction rating 4.3) with 6,510 open positions paying a median base salary of $108,000.
  • Of the top 19 tech jobs, 9 are new in 2019, including Security Engineer (#17, 4.3), Java Developer (#22, 4.2) and Systems Administrator (#50, 4.0),
  • The highest paid tech job is Director of Software Engineering (#43, 4.0 Job Score) with a median base salary of $153,000.
  • The top most in-demand tech job is software engineer (#10, score 4.4) with 49,007 open jobs.

This fascinating information and more comes from Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019 released today. The report highlights the top 50 jobs based on each job’s overall score on Glassdoor. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by equally weighing three key factors: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out in all three categories.

“There is no doubt that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale businesses, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation, are impacting the types of jobs for which employers hire at home. across the country. As a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for highly skilled workers in 2019,” said Amanda Stansell, analyst at Glassdoor Economic Research. “With such a healthy job market at the start of 2019, we are seeing many of these top jobs opening up for people to apply for and be hired by employers in every industry and region of the country.”

Tech jobs are the most represented with 19 jobs on this year’s list, down slightly from 20 tech jobs in 2018. There are 22 new jobs on this year’s list, including Security engineer (#17, 4.3), Recruiter (#28, 4.2) and brand manager (#48, 4.0). The most requested position is Software engineer (No. 10, 4.4) with 49,007 job openings and the highest paying job is Software Engineering Manager (#43, 4.0) with a median base salary of $153,000.

Here are the 50 best jobs in the United States for 2019:

  1. Data Scientist
  • Job score: 4.7
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.3
  • Number of job offers: 6,510
  • Median base salary: $108,000
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  1. Nursing Manager
  • Job Rating: 4.6
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 13,931
  • Median base salary: $83,000
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  1. Marketing Manager
  • Job Rating: 4.6
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.2
  • Number of job offers: 7,395
  • Median base salary: $82,000
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  1. Occupational therapist
  • Job Rating: 4.6
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 17,701
  • Median base salary: $74,000
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  1. Product manager
  • Job score: 4.5
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 11,884
  • Median base salary: $115,000
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  1. DevOps Engineer
  • Job score: 4.5
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 4,657
  • Median base salary: $106,000
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  1. Program manager
  • Job score: 4.5
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.9
  • Number of job offers: 14,753
  • Median base salary: $87,000
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  1. Data Engineer
  • Job rating: 4.4
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.9
  • Number of job offers: 4,739
  • Median base salary: $100,000
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  1. human resources manager
  • Job rating: 4.4
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.2
  • Number of job offers: 3,908
  • Median base salary: $85,000
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  1. Software engineer
  • Job rating: 4.4
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.6
  • Number of job offers: 49,007
  • Median base salary: $104,000
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  1. Mechanical engineer
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.9
  • Number of job offers: 5,949
  • Median base salary: $75,000
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  1. Assistant doctor
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 9,819
  • Median base salary: $105,000
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  1. Commercial director
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 21,695
  • Median base salary: $65,000
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  1. Sales Engineer
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 3,145
  • Median base salary: $90,000
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  1. Director of Operations
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 18,311
  • Median base salary: $68,000
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  1. Strategy Manager
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 2,783
  • Median base salary: $140,000
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  1. Security engineer
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 4,683
  • Median base salary: $102,000
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  1. construction manager
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.3
  • Number of job offers: 3,334
  • Median base salary: $75,000
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  1. Oral language pathologist
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 29,467
  • Median base salary: $72,000
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  1. Project Manager
  • Job score: 4.3
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.6
  • Number of job offers: 30,107
  • Median base salary: $75,000
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  1. product designer
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.5
  • Number of job offers: 2,158
  • Median base salary: $100,000
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  1. java developer
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 6,636
  • Median base salary: $85,000
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  1. Executive assistant
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 4,858
  • Median base salary: $60,000
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  1. Electrical Engineer
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 7,191
  • Median base salary: $77,000
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  1. Finance Manager
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 3,747
  • Median base salary: $118,000
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  1. business analyst
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 13,340
  • Median base salary: $72,000
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  1. Solution Architect
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.6
  • Number of job offers: 6,969
  • Median base salary: $127,000
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  1. Recruiter
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 9,782
  • Median base salary: $48,000
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  1. Business Development Manager
  • Job score: 4.2
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 6,348
  • Median base salary: $80,000
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  1. Dental Hygienist
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.5
  • Number of job offers: 2,805
  • Median base salary: $67,250
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  1. Data Analyst
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.9
  • Number of job offers: 5,456
  • Median base salary: $60,000
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  1. nurse practitioner
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.5
  • Number of job offers: 18,997
  • Median base salary: $102,000
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  1. Application Engineer
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 2,591
  • Median base salary: $77,000
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  1. QA Manager
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 1,923
  • Median base salary: $91,250
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  1. Risk Manager
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 3,924
  • Median base salary: $100,500
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  1. Communications Manager
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.2
  • Number of job offers: 2,009
  • Median base salary: $80,000
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  1. physiotherapist
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.6
  • Number of job offers: 34,899
  • Median base salary: $70,000
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  1. Facilities Manager
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 3,472
  • Median base salary: $65,000
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  1. Systems Engineer
  • Job rating: 4.1
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.5
  • Number of job offers: 16,793
  • Median base salary: $90,000
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  1. Customer Success Manager
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.2
  • Number of job offers: 2,601
  • Median base salary: $65,000
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  1. X-ray technologist
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 6,115
  • Median base salary: $48,000
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  1. Restaurant manager
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.8
  • Number of job offers: 21,754
  • Median base salary: $49,000
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  1. Software Engineering Manager
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
  • Number of job offers: 1,445
  • Median base salary: $153,000
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  1. software developer
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.5
  • Number of job offers: 11,833
  • Median base salary: $80,000
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  1. Security Chief
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.1
  • Number of job offers: 2,180
  • Median base salary: $71,000
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  1. UX designer
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.7
  • Number of job offers: 3,333
  • Median base salary: $89,000
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  1. Administrative Officer
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.9
  • Number of job offers: 18,681
  • Median base salary: $42,000
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  1. brand manager
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.3
  • Number of job offers: 1,500
  • Median base salary: $85,000
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  1. Software development manager
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 4.2
  • Number of job offers: 1,178
  • Median base salary: $140,000
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  1. Systems Administrator
  • Job rating: 4.0
  • Job satisfaction score: 3.6
  • Number of job offers: 8,278
  • Median base salary: $68,000
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Sean N. Ayres