How Do 2019’s Best Jobs Stack Up in Seattle?

With Glassdoor’s recent 2019 ‘50 Best Jobs in America’ report revealed, now is the time to see if your job made the list and which roles to keep your eye on. We took these ‘50 Best Jobs in America’ and found how they compare in Seattle.

It’s mostly good news – there are many openings around the Seattle area for the majority of these 2019 hot jobs. Seattle median salaries also nearly always exceed the national median salaries, often by a significant margin. This is no surprise considering the high cost of Seattle living, but the gap gets higher in jobs related to data, coding, and project management.

The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings.

Here are 2019’s hottest jobs in America according to Glassdoor, with a special focus on Seattle! *

1. Data Scientist

Job Satisfaction: 4.3/5
$100,833 Seattle Median Salary vs $91,617 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Hadoop, big data analytics, Python, data analysis, and machine learning
1,192 Seattle Job Openings

2. Nursing Manager

Job Satisfaction: 4/5
$100,921 Seattle Median Salary vs $83,515 National Median Salary
Popular Skills: Leadership, people management, acute care, quality improvement, and critical care
1,048 Seattle Job Openings

3. Marketing Manager

Job Satisfaction: 4.2/5
$66,577 Seattle Median Salary vs $63,512 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Email marketing, social media marketing, marketing communications, strategic marketing, and marketing management
2,021 Seattle Job Openings

4. Occupational Therapist

Job Satisfaction: 4/5
$83,158 Seattle Median Salary vs $76,460 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Rehabilitation, home care, acute care, geriatrics, and pediatrics
238 Seattle Job Openings

5. Product Manager

Job Satisfaction: 3.8/5
$92,195 Seattle Median Salary vs $81,715 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Business analysis, strategic planning, product management & development, and project management
4,224 Seattle Job Openings

6. DevOps Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 4.1/5
$112,058 Seattle Median Salary vs $91,456 National Median Salary
Popular skills: DevOps, cloud computing, automation scripting, Linux, AWS
1,068 Seattle Job Openings

7. Program Manager

Job Satisfaction: 3.9/5
$84,938 Seattle Median Salary vs $77,948 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Data analysis, customer relationship management (CRM), operations management, project management, and program management
3,499 Seattle Job Openings

8. Data Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 3.9/5
$102,183 Seattle Median Salary vs $90,963 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Big data analytics, Apache Hadoop, SQL, data analysis, and python
4,290 Seattle Job Openings

9. HR Manager

Job Satisfaction: 4.2/5
$74,217 Seattle Median Salary vs $65,070 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Hiring, employee relations, compensation management, and performance management
404 Seattle Job Openings

10. Software Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 3.6/5
$100,476 Seattle Median Salary vs $83,489 National Median Salary
Popular skills: C++, C#, JavaScript, SQL, and Java
6,235 Seattle Job Openings

11. Mechanical Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 3.9/5
$76,082 Seattle Median Salary vs $69,141 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, engineering design, and SolidWorks
1,144 Seattle Job Openings

12. Physician Assistant

Job Satisfaction: 3.7/5
$109,917 Seattle Median Salary vs $92,988 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Surgery, internal medicine, acute care, emergency medicine, and family practice
Seattle Job Openings: 966

13. Sales Manager

Job Satisfaction: 3.8/5
$65,100 Seattle Median Salary vs $59,550 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Customer relations, sales management, business development, and leadership
1,855 Seattle Job Openings

14. Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 4.1/5
$80,638 Seattle Median Salary vs $71,601 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Presentations, customer relationship management (CRM), technical sales, and sales engineering
592 Seattle Job Openings

15. Operations Manager

Job Satisfaction: 3.8/5
$64,178 Seattle Median Salary vs $63,502 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Project management, people management, customer service, operations management, and leadership
6,909 Seattle Job Openings

16. Strategy Manager

Job Satisfaction: 4/5
$110,128 Seattle Median Salary vs $99,683 National Median Salary
Popular Skills: Financial analysis, project management, strategic planning, business strategy, and data analysis
2,269 Seattle Job Openings

17. Security Engineer

Job Satisfaction: 3.8/5
$112,081 Seattle Median Salary vs $88,841 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Security testing and auditing, network security management, security policies and procedures, security intrusion detection, and IT security and infrastructure
1,904 Seattle Job Openings

18. Construction Manager

Job Satisfaction: 4.3/5
$88,842 Seattle Median Salary vs $74,774 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Scheduling, blueprints, construction estimating, contractor management, and project management
1,197 Seattle Job Openings

19. Speech Language Pathologist

Job Satisfaction: 3.7/5
$73,445 Seattle Median Salary vs $79,726 National Median Salary
Popular Skills: Childhood education, speech pathology, rehabilitation, pediatrics, and geriatrics
254 Seattle Job Openings

20. Project Manager

Job Satisfaction: 3.6/5
$78,186 Seattle Median Salary vs $72,282 National Median Salary
Popular skills: Project coordination, client interaction, Microsoft Excel, project management, and verbal communication
4,079 Seattle Job Openings

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*For consistency, Seattle and national median salaries were sourced from Payscale.com. Job openings in Seattle were sourced from Glassdoor.com.

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