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San Francisco Named Among the Best Cities for Jobs

Bay Area companies are keeping their employees content.

San Francisco workers have the highest job satisfaction rating in the country, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. The metro area came in second for hiring opportunity, with 94,933 active job openings posted to Glassdoor. There’s also one place where we lose points: cost of living. With a median base salary of $70,000 and median home value of $728,000, the San Francisco area came in 49th out of the 50 largest U.S. metros for cost of living.

Those rankings are part of Glassdoor’s “25 Best Cities for Jobs” report. The careers website ranked the 50 most populated U.S. metros using a Glassdoor Job Score that was based on three factors: hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. The best score is a 5; the worst is a 1. See the top 25 above. San Francisco was 12th overall. Raleigh, North Carolina, came in first. 

Read more: SFGate San Francisco named among the best cities for jobs

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