Here Are the Most Satisfying Jobs in America

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The prevailing wisdom is that today’s job seekers value work with a purpose over high pay. In fact, one study even found that most people would accept a 32 percent pay cut if it meant their work would be more meaningful.

But as it turns out, “high pay or high satisfaction” is a false dichotomy.

That’s according to Glassdoor’s new report on the 20 most satisfying jobs in America. Using data from the “Best Jobs in America 2019″ report, Glassdoor zeroed in on the roles with particularly high satisfaction rates among employees. The resulting list cuts across a variety of fields and industries and is almost uniformly lucrative.

“We’ve found that job satisfaction doesn’t have to come at a financial cost — the majority of these positions pay well above the US median base pay,” Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell said in a blog post outlining the results of the report.

Check out the full list below, and maybe you’ll find your next career move. If you’re a recruiter, you might just find a new angle to sell open roles that happen to be on this list:

1. Recruiting Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.6

Median Base Salary: $70,000

2. Dental Hygienist

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary: $67,250

3. Sales Operations Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary: $93,000

4. Product Designer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.5

Median Base Salary: $100,000

5. Marketing Assistant

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $34,000

6. Construction Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $75,000

7. Brand Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $85,000

8. Data Scientist

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.3

Median Base Salary: $108,000

9. Customer Success Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $65,000

10. HR Coordinator

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $42,550

11. HR Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $85,000

12. Communications Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $80,000

13. Marketing Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $82,000

14. Software Development Manager

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $140,000

15. Financial Consultant

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $55,000

16. Enterprise Account Executive

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $100,000

17. Executive Chef

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.2

Median Base Salary: $65,000

18. Product Engineer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $77,500

19. Law Clerk

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $45,456

20. Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction Score: 4.1

Median Base Salary: $90,000

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