We’ve read what states are the best for the middle class, according to SmartAssets. Here are the best cities for jobs, according to Glassdoor.

 Glassdoor dialed into three key metrics: the ease of finding a job, the affordability of the city and the work satisfaction inherent in the job itself. Here are the findings:

City            Median Salary   Median Home Value          City Score

  1. Pittsburg        $46,500           $141,300                    4.8
  2. St. Louis        $48,000           $161,400                    4.7
  3. Indianapolis   $45,000           $152,800                    4.3
  4. Cincinnati      $45,000           $160,900                    4.3
  5. Hartford        $55,000           $227,600                    4.2
  6. Boston          $62,000           $455,600                    4.2
  7. Memphis      $43,900            $133,100                    4.2
  8. Raleigh         $50,000           $255,000                    4.2
  9. Cleveland     $46,000            $141,000                    4.2
  10. Detroit         $50,000            $154,900                    4.2
  11. Kansas City  $48,000            $181,400                    4.1
  12. Wash. DC      $64,000           $399,500                    4.1
  13. Birmingham  $42,000           $139,100                    4.1
  14. Chicago        $54,000           $220,600                    4.1
  15. Columbus      $47,500           $182,200                    4.1
  16. Louisville       $42,000           $155,200                    4.1
  17. Baltimore       $50,000          $264,800                    4.0
  18. Philadelphia   $50,000          $228,100                    4.0
  19. Atlanta         $50,000           $204,600                    4.0
  20. Okla City      $38,000           $142,400                    4.0
  21. Minneapolis   $53,000          $261,300                    3.9
  22. San Francisco $80,000         $953,600                    3.9
  23. Seattle          $64,000         $492,700                    3.9
  24. Richmond     $47,000          $223,200                    3.9
  25. Charlotte     $48,000           $195,800                    3.9

Glassdoor indicated that most people do not move to new jobs in new cities UNLESS they contract with a new employer for a minimum increase of $10,000/year in salary.

Apparently, the 50,000 new hires for Amazon’s HQ2 split cities and Google’s 25,000 new hires in New York will not have to concern themselves with minimum salary increases.