DC makes list of best cities for job seekers

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 06:  A general view of the skyline of downtown Dallas, Texas as the American Airlines Center can be seen the night before Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals on June 6, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
25. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Job Openings: 249,235

Median Base Salary: $49,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $211,000

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Financial Analyst, Server

 

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 31:  A general view of the Charlotte skyline after the Democratic National Convention Committee Unveiling Stage for the DNC at Time Warner Cable Arena on August 31, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
24. Charlotte, NC

Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Job Openings: 78,285

Median Base Salary: $45,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $174,800

Hot Jobs: Business Analyst, Sales Consultant, Clinical Nurse

 

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A paddle boarder coasts along the smooth surface of Lake Michigan with the downtown skyline in the background Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
23. Chicago, IL

Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Job Openings: 332,546

Median Base Salary: $50,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $211,200

Hot Jobs: Occupational Therapist, Manufacturing Engineer, Account Executive

 

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

SAN JOSE, CA - AUGUST 29:  People play in a fountain outside of the Fairmont Hotel August 29, 2007 in downtown San Jose, California. The U.S. Census Bureau released its newest population survey today and named San Jose, California as the richest city in the United States with a population of 500,000 or more. The median household income in San Jose is $74,000. San Francisco, California and San Diego, California were second and third followed by Seattle, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
22. San Jose, CA

Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Job Openings: 106,809

Median Base Salary: $100,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: $1,013,700

Hot Jobs: Software Development Engineer, Marketing Manager, Test Engineer

 

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE - JULY 3:  People gather for a July Fourth fireworks show on the shore of Lake Michigan July 3, 2008 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The city traditionally has its celebration on July 3 so as not to compete with the celebrations of the surrounding communities.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
21. Milwaukee, WI

Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Job Openings: 63,772

Median Base Salary: $46,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2

Median Home Value: $215,500

Hot Jobs: Civil Engineer, Medical Assistant, Sales Consultant

 

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Nashville Skyline at sunset with reflections in river.  An Autumn afternoon with a colorful blue sky at twilight and the city lights all lit up. (Thinkstock)
20. Nashville, TN

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 80,192

Median Base Salary: $42,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $220,100

Hot Jobs: Professor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Restaurant Server

(Thinkstock)

The Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor are seen in this file photo. The Baltimore area's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since before the recession. (AP Photo/Carlos Osario)
19. Baltimore, MD

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 123,370

Median Base Salary: $48,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $261,000

Hot Jobs: Project Manager, Controls Engineer, Executive Assistant

 

(AP Photo/Carlos Osario)

A couple enjoy a sunny afternoon against the backdrop of the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
18. Atlanta, GA

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 195,021

Median Base Salary: $46,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $179,900

Hot Jobs: Mechanical Engineer, Physical Therapist, Marketing Manager

 

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Canadian Wildfire Haze - Seattle, Washington
17. Seattle, WA

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 187,741

Median Base Salary: $65,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: $447,100

Hot Jobs: Software Development Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Barista

 

(Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

Recreational boaters watch the sunset on the Potomac River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Temperatures in the nation's capital reached the mid-90s Sunday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
16. Washington, D.C.

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 293,481

Median Base Salary: $62,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Median Home Value: $382,600

Hot Jobs: Systems Engineer, Financial Analyst, Risk Consultant

 

(AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Sunrise overlooking downtown Oklahoma City. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ron_Lane)
15. Oklahoma City, OK

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 43,898

Median Base Salary: $36,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $134,900

Hot Jobs: Compliance Manager, Medical Assistant, Restaurant Manager

 

(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ron_Lane)

The Travelers Companies tower, center, anchors the skyline of downtown Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
14. Hartford, CT

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 46,274

Median Base Salary: $55,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $223,100

Hot Jobs: Physician Assistant, Professor, Mechanical Engineer

 

(AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Sailing enthusiasts navigate the waters of Lake Calhoun as the Minneapolis skyline rises, shrouded in hazy skies because of elevated levels of fine particle pollution, likely the result of smoke from Canadian forest fires,Thursday, July 11, 2013. Air pollution levels are expected to remain elevated through Friday evening, July 12.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
13. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Job Openings: 151,656

Median Base Salary: $52,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $247,400

Hot Jobs: Manufacturing Engineer, Graphic Designer, Sales Associate

 

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Spectators watch a cyclist perform on a half pipe at COBO Center in conjunction with the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Detroit Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
12. Detroit, MI

Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Job Openings: 119,567

Median Base Salary: $46,344

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $141,000

Hot Jobs: Business Operations Manager, Software Engineer, Auto Technician

 

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Birmingham, Alabama, USA downtown skyline.
11. Birmingham, AL

Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Job Openings: 40,123

Median Base Salary: $38,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $133,400

Hot Jobs: Marketing Manager, Insurance Agent, Truck Driver

 

(Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhoto)

George Murff of Indianapolis sits with his friend Jasmine Riddlespriger of Clarksville, Ind., as they watch the Ohio river flow past Louisville, Ky., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
10. Louisville, KY

Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Job Openings: 49,213

Median Base Salary: $40,138

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $148,600

Hot Jobs: Mechanical Engineer, Nurse Manager, Warehouse Associate

 

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A couple walk along the shores of Lake Erie, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
9. Cleveland, OH

Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Job Openings: 66,410

Median Base Salary: $43,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $134,600

Hot Jobs: DevOps Engineer, Consultant, Sales Associate

 

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Children play in an illuminated fountain at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Monday, June 22, 2015. The park is part of a five-phase revitalization of the Ohio riverfront as the downtown area undergoes a resurgence with investors and businesses moving into once vacant lots and buildings. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
8. Cincinnati, OH

Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Job Openings: 79,554

Median Base Salary: $44,637

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $152,600

Hot Jobs: Data Engineer, Medical Assistant, Account Executive

 

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

FILE-This Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 file photo shows the skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Democrats are weighing New York, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio, for its 2016 convention. Party officials are expected to make a final decision in late January or early February. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
7. Columbus, OH

Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Job Openings: 78,370

Median Base Salary: $45,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $162,500

Hot Jobs: Office Manager, Database Administrator, Restaurant Manager,

 

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

View of Memphis Downtown from the rooftop of Madison Hotel in Memphis downtown.
6. Memphis, TN

Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Job Openings: 42,347

Median Base Salary: $41,200

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $119,700

Hot Jobs: Physical Therapist, Software Engineer, Maintenance Technician

 

(Getty Images)

St. Louis, Missouri, is the gateway to the west. It's also No. 16 on Terminix's list. (Thinkstock)
5. St. Louis, MO

Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Job Openings: 104,725

Median Base Salary: $45,600

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $148,600

Hot Jobs: Electrical Engineer, Communications Manager, Recruiter

 

(Thinkstock)

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA downtown city skyline. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhoto)
4. Raleigh-Durham, NC

Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Job Openings: 65,810

Median Base Salary: $50,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Median Home Value: $228,200

Hot Jobs: Mobile Developer, Physician, Civil Engineer

 

(Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhoto)

The moon rises beyond downtown buildings Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Monday's so-called supermoon will be extra super - it will be the closest the moon comes to us in almost 69 years. And it won't happen again for another 18 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
 3. Kansas City, MO

Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Job Openings: 90,649

Median Base Salary: $45,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $159,400

Hot Jobs: Software Engineer, Research Associate, Audit Manager

 

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

This April 19. 2016 photos shows the Indianapolis War Memorial in the city's downtown. The monument honors World War I veterans. Locals sometimes use the monument's many steps for fitness workouts. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
2. Indianapolis, IN

Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Job Openings: 80,561

Median Base Salary: $43,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Median Home Value: $138,100

Hot Jobs: DevOps Engineer, Marketing Manager, Machine Operator

 

(AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

View of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline at dusk,  showing the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers joining to form the Ohio River. Three Rivers Stadium is on the left.  October 7, 1999.  (Photo by Steven Adams/Getty Images)
1. Pittsburgh, PA

Glassdoor City Score (out of 5): 4.4

Job Openings: 95,399

Median Base Salary: $44,000

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2

Median Home Value: $137,400

Hot Jobs: Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Registered Nurse

 

(Photo by Steven Adams/Getty Images)

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DALLAS, TX - JUNE 06:  A general view of the skyline of downtown Dallas, Texas as the American Airlines Center can be seen the night before Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals on June 6, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 31:  A general view of the Charlotte skyline after the Democratic National Convention Committee Unveiling Stage for the DNC at Time Warner Cable Arena on August 31, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
A paddle boarder coasts along the smooth surface of Lake Michigan with the downtown skyline in the background Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
SAN JOSE, CA - AUGUST 29:  People play in a fountain outside of the Fairmont Hotel August 29, 2007 in downtown San Jose, California. The U.S. Census Bureau released its newest population survey today and named San Jose, California as the richest city in the United States with a population of 500,000 or more. The median household income in San Jose is $74,000. San Francisco, California and San Diego, California were second and third followed by Seattle, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - JULY 3:  People gather for a July Fourth fireworks show on the shore of Lake Michigan July 3, 2008 in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The city traditionally has its celebration on July 3 so as not to compete with the celebrations of the surrounding communities.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
Nashville Skyline at sunset with reflections in river.  An Autumn afternoon with a colorful blue sky at twilight and the city lights all lit up. (Thinkstock)
The Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor are seen in this file photo. The Baltimore area's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since before the recession. (AP Photo/Carlos Osario)
A couple enjoy a sunny afternoon against the backdrop of the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Canadian Wildfire Haze - Seattle, Washington
Recreational boaters watch the sunset on the Potomac River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Temperatures in the nation's capital reached the mid-90s Sunday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Sunrise overlooking downtown Oklahoma City. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ron_Lane)
The Travelers Companies tower, center, anchors the skyline of downtown Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
Sailing enthusiasts navigate the waters of Lake Calhoun as the Minneapolis skyline rises, shrouded in hazy skies because of elevated levels of fine particle pollution, likely the result of smoke from Canadian forest fires,Thursday, July 11, 2013. Air pollution levels are expected to remain elevated through Friday evening, July 12.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Spectators watch a cyclist perform on a half pipe at COBO Center in conjunction with the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Detroit Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Birmingham, Alabama, USA downtown skyline.
George Murff of Indianapolis sits with his friend Jasmine Riddlespriger of Clarksville, Ind., as they watch the Ohio river flow past Louisville, Ky., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
A couple walk along the shores of Lake Erie, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Children play in an illuminated fountain at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Monday, June 22, 2015. The park is part of a five-phase revitalization of the Ohio riverfront as the downtown area undergoes a resurgence with investors and businesses moving into once vacant lots and buildings. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE-This Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 file photo shows the skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Democrats are weighing New York, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio, for its 2016 convention. Party officials are expected to make a final decision in late January or early February. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
View of Memphis Downtown from the rooftop of Madison Hotel in Memphis downtown.
St. Louis, Missouri, is the gateway to the west. It's also No. 16 on Terminix's list. (Thinkstock)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA downtown city skyline. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhoto)
The moon rises beyond downtown buildings Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Monday's so-called supermoon will be extra super - it will be the closest the moon comes to us in almost 69 years. And it won't happen again for another 18 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
This April 19. 2016 photos shows the Indianapolis War Memorial in the city's downtown. The monument honors World War I veterans. Locals sometimes use the monument's many steps for fitness workouts. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
View of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline at dusk,  showing the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers joining to form the Ohio River. Three Rivers Stadium is on the left.  October 7, 1999.  (Photo by Steven Adams/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — D.C. makes Glassdoor’s new list of best cities for job seekers.

The workplace review and ratings site’s 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 ranks Washington No. 16.

Glassdoor bases its list on three factors: how easy it is to get a job, or the local hiring opportunities; how affordable it is to live in each city, and, based on employee reviews, how satisfied employees are working at their jobs.

Glassdoor says there are currently 293,481 job openings in the Washington metro. The median base salary is $62,000, and Washington gets a job satisfaction rating of 3.5 (out of 5).

It also says hot jobs in the Washington area include systems engineer, financial analyst and risk consultant.

Baltimore also makes the list, at No. 19, with 123,370 job openings, a median base salary of $48,000 and a job satisfaction rating of 3.4.

Baltimore’s hot jobs include project manager, controls engineer and executive assistant.

See the full rankings or click through the gallery above for the top 25.


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