Recruiters Are the Most Satisfied Workers in the U.S.

Glassdoor's list of the jobs with the highest levels of satisfaction has recruiting managers at No. 1.
By: | March 13, 2019 • 4 min read
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Although recruiters may be shouldering a greater workload than ever trying to find talented candidates in a tight labor market, they’re very satisfied with their jobs nonetheless. That’s according to Glassdoor’s latest Jobs with the Highest Satisfaction in the U.S. report.


Recruiting Manager is ranked No. 1 on the list, with a job satisfaction score of 4.6 and a median base salary of $70,000. That’s followed by Dental Hygienist at No. 2, with a job satisfaction score of 4.5 and a median base salary of $67,250.

Job satisfaction doesn’t necessarily correlate with a high salary, the research finds. Only two jobs in the top 10 listed base median salaries with six figures, while No. 5 on the list, marketing assistant, has a median base salary of $34,000.

On the whole, however, most of the positions on Glassdoor’s list pay decently.