Revealed: The Top Jobs For The Best Work/Life Balance

Is yours in there?

Do you check your emails on holiday, answer calls on the weekend and even Skype with colleagues on your honeymoon? Then suffice to say your work/life balance is probably not as good as it should be.

If your work/life balance is a priority for you – which it should be, in our humble opinion – then you should probably look at taking up a job with a satisfactory combination of the two. Just enough work, with enough time to play, relax and enjoy life too.

According to employment website Glassdoor, work/life balance has decreased in recent years, with employees gradually become less satisfied with how they spend their free time year on year.

To help us find out if we’re on the right path to a career with a great work/life balance, the company has helpfully compiled a list of the top 25 jobs for work/life balance, based entirely on US employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the last year. Ratings are based on a five point scale, with 1.0 meaning very dissatisfied, and 5.0 meaning very satisfied.

Is your job in there? Check it out…

1. Data Scientist
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2
 •  Salary: $114,808
 •  Number of Job Openings: 1,315

2. SEO Manager
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
 •  Salary: $45,720
 •  Number of Job Openings: 338

3. Talent Acquisition Specialist
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
 •  Salary: $63,504
 •  Number of Job Openings: 1,171

4. Social Media Manager
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
 •  Salary: $40,000
 •  Number of Job Openings: 661

5. Substitute Teacher
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
 •  Salary: $24,380
 •  Number of Job Openings: 590

6. Recruiting Coordinator
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
 •  Salary: $44,700
 •  Number of Job Openings: 446

7. UX Designer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
 •  Salary: $91,440
 •  Number of Job Openings: 338

8. Digital Marketing Manager
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
 •  Salary: $70,052
 •  Number of Job Openings: 640

9. Marketing Assistant
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $32,512
 •  Number of Job Openings: 384

10. Web Developer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $66,040
 •  Number of Job Openings: 2,117

11. Risk Analyst
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $69,088
 •  Number of Job Openings: 208

12. Civil Engineer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $65,532
 •  Number of Job Openings: 809

13. Client Manager
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $71,120
 •  Number of Job Openings: 503

14. Instructional Designer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $66,040
 •  Number of Job Openings: 782

15. Marketing Analyst
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $60,000
 •  Number of Job Openings: 341

16. Software QA Engineer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $91,440
 •  Number of Job Openings: 457

17. Web Designer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $53,848
 •  Number of Job Openings: 500

18. Research Technician
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
 •  Salary: $36,525
 •  Number of Job Openings: 299

19. Program Analyst
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $71,120
 •  Number of Job Openings: 524

20. Data Analyst
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $58,928
 •  Number of Job Openings: 1,954

21. Content Manager
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $60,960
 •  Number of Job Openings: 409

22. Solutions Engineer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $92,456
 •  Number of Job Openings: 652

23. Lab Assistant
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $27,550
 •  Number of Job Openings: 779

24. Software Developer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $80,000
 •  Number of Job Openings: 3,330

25. Front End Developer
 •  Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
 •  Salary: $75,000
 •  Number of Job Openings: 1337

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