Which Jobs Rate Highest Amongst Workers For Job Satisfaction?

Whether thinking about a career change or deciding on a career path for the first time, it pays to explore the jobs with the highest satisfaction rates. If you love what you do, achieving your career goals is easier. According to GlassDoor research, here are some of the top-ranked choices.


Realtors must stay current on real estate trends, know how to hustle, actively listen, and negotiate.

To become a realtor, you only need a diploma or GED. Then you take a real estate course and pass an exam to become licensed. You can also go the college route, opening up greater starting opportunities. Here’s what GlassDoor says about this job:

  • 12,000 job openings
  • $54,000 median base pay
  • 4.4 out of 5 job satisfaction rate

It’s important to mention the median pay is skewed. Many people treat real estate like a side hustle and drag that number down. If your head is in the game, you can make much more, especially in a seller’s market.

Enterprise Architect

This is a senior position within an IT department. They track tech trends and strategically implement technology within companies to meet business goals like cutting costs and increasing revenues.

An enterprise architect need not have advanced education, just an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field. Most of what an IT professional needs to know is learned after school.

  • 14,000 job openings  
  • $144,000 median base salary
  • 4.1 out of 5 satisfaction rate

Corporate Recruiter

A corporate recruiter helps companies attract the best candidates and actively recruits them into the company. A recruiter is an HR professional with at least a bachelor’s degree in business or human resources.

  • 8,724  job openings  
  • $77,700  median base salary
  • 4.4 out of 5 satisfaction rate

HR Manager

HR managers strive to build an inclusive, respectful, and supportive work environment for employees. In doing so, their company can attract and retain top talent more effectively. They can avoid legal issues and build a productive workforce.

An HR Manager typically has a HR Master’s Degree but probably started in the field after obtaining their Bachelor’s Degree, then learned on the job while pursuing higher education.

  • 7,276 job openings  
  • $91,502 median base salary
  • 4.3 out of 5 satisfaction rate

Full Stack Engineer

This is a senior-level programmer who focuses on aligning front-end user experience with back-end coding and software on websites, Software as a Service, apps, video games, and other applications. 

They typically have a Bachelor’s and learn the rest on the job to advance.

  • 11,252 job openings  
  • $101,794 median base salary
  • 4.3 out of 5 satisfaction rate

Salesforce Developer

This is a very specialized job built around one cloud technology product, SalesForce. But this product is so important to companies that a whole host of careers have grown up around it.

A SalesForce developer knows how to help companies get the most out of their financial investment in Salesforce and its integrated technologies. No degrees required, just an ability to do the job well.

  • 5,250 job openings  
  • $98,972 median base salary
  • 4.2 out of 5 satisfaction rate

Product Marketing Manager

A product marketing manager develops marketing campaigns around a product to increase awareness, capture interest, increase revenues, and maximize return on investment.

They usually have a bachelor’s degree in marketing plus real-world experience and a track record of getting results for employers and clients.

  • 2,396 job openings 
  • $125,015 median base salary
  • 4.1 out of 5 satisfaction rate