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Austin outshines the rest of Texas on list of best U.S. cities for jobs

Austin outshines the rest of Texas on list of best cities for jobs

Austin skyline city buildings
Austin comes in at No. 4, the best in Texas. Kumar Appaiah/Flickr
Downtown San Antonio
San Antonio is ninth on the list. Cristhian Rodriguez/Wikimedia Commons
Justin Terveen Dallas skyline
Dallas ranks No. 14 on Glassdoor's list of best cities for jobs. Photo by Justin Terveen
downtown Houston skyline at night
Houston is the fourth Texas city on the list, at No. 21. Photo by © Debora Smail/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Austin skyline city buildings
Downtown San Antonio
Justin Terveen Dallas skyline
downtown Houston skyline at night

Looking to make a career move? Well, you have lots of options in Texas, because it turns out most of the state's big cities are killing it in the job market category. Glassdoor recently put together a list of the 25 best cities for jobs, and Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston all made the cut.

The list is based on the Glassdoor Job Score, determined by weighting three factors equally: how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living) and how satisfied employees are working there (job satisfaction).

Taking the top spot in Texas, and coming in at No. 4 on the list is Austin (with a job score of 3.9). The Capital City has 33,198 job openings, a median base salary of $50,000 and a median home value of $226,400. We also earn a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on 1,000 company reviews in the area.

San Antonio ranks No. 9 (with a job score of 3.7). It has 29,980 job openings, a median base salary of $40,000, median home value of $147,600 and the same job satisfaction rating as Austin: 3.3.

No. 14 on the list belongs to Dallas-Forth Worth (with a job score of 3.6), where there are 102,311 job openings. The median base salary mimics Austin's at $50,000, but the median home value is lower, at $157,900. Dallas' job satisfaction rating also is lower, at 3.2.

Houston is the last Lone Star locale on the list, at No. 21 (with a job score of 3.3). H-Town has 74,442 job openings and a 3.2 job satisfaction rating. Workers there enjoy a median base salary of $52,000 — the highest in Texas — and a $157,900 median home value.

Raleigh, North Carolina tops the list with a 4.1 job score. Glassdoor touts Raleigh's reputation as a safe haven for tech companies looking to flee the Northeast. Companies like IBM, Cisco and SAS have brought in a ton of jobs in addition the the famous "Research Triangle" that has several universities (University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Duke and more) feeding those companies with skilled workers. 

See all 25 best cities for jobs on the Glassdoor blog.