These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs in January

Last year was an incredibly strong year for the job market and though we are only a few days into 2019 a recession still seems far off. The Labor Market showed a major bounce back in December with the addition of 312,000 jobs despite the stock market upheavals. The most gains were seen in construction, manufacturing, health care and leisure and hospitality.

However, certain cities may have more lucrative opportunities than others which is why Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs in January using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

Check them out — and click through to see which cities and their job openings that might be right for you.


1. San Francisco

Jobs available: 31,397

Despite the obscene cost of living WalletHub ranked San Francisco in the fourth spot for its job market. Check out these jobs in and around San Francisco.

Sample job: Senior Firmware Engineer

2. New York, NY

Jobs available: 24,374

There are plenty of opportunities already and Amazon hasn’t even moved in yet (they are slated to create 25,000 jobs in New York City.) Check out these jobs in and around New York.

Sample job: Marketing Project Manager

3. Washington, DC

Jobs available: 17,430

Well the government may be shut down but Washington still ranked high on one of the best places to find a new job by WalletHub. Check out these jobs in and around Washington.

Sample job: Lead Angular Developer

4. Boston, MA

Jobs available: 14,443

Boston ranked as the ninth best city in the country to find a job by WalletHub. Check out these jobs in and around Boston.

Sample job: Wealth Strategist

5. Los Angeles, CA

Jobs available: 13,358

This sunny city has plenty of jobs available in finance, sales, and content marketing. Check out these jobs in and around Los Angeles.

Sample job: Chief Enterprise Architect

6. Chicago, IL

Jobs available: 12,098

You can expect some big news out of these Chicago companies in 2019 including Sears, Boeing, McDonald’s, Conagra and Tribune Publishing. Check out these jobs in and around Chicago.

Sample job: Engineering Manager

7. Seattle, WA

Jobs available: 9,592

There are more companies than Amazon in Seattle. In fact, Seattle has the most tech jobs with more than 33,000 openings in 2016 and 2017. This is more than double San Francisco’s during those years. Check out these jobs in and around Seattle.

Sample job: Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs

8. DallasFort Worth, TX

Jobs available: 8,885

More than 108,000 tech jobs opened in Dallas over the past year placing it as a strong competitor against Silicon Valley. Check out these jobs in and around Dallas.

Sample job: Compliance Manager

9. Philadelphia, PA

Jobs available: 8,461

One of our nation’s most historic cities is looking to hire in many different industries. Plus good news! According to new data, Pennsylvania is one of the most fun states to live in. Check out these jobs in and around Philadelphia.

Sample job: Pediatrician

10.  Atlanta, GA

Jobs available: 7,695

Atlanta ranked 18th on WalletHub’s list, 16th for job market and 49th for socioeconomics. Check out these jobs in and around Atlanta.

Sample job: Pediatric Institute Epileptologist

11. Denver, CO

Jobs available: 6,287

Though Denver’s tech scene is getting a lot of attention, their retail and restaurant industries are also actively hiring which helped them rank 13th on WalletHub’s list. Check out these jobs in and around Denver.

Sample job: Director of Orthopedic Surgery

12. Houston, TX

Jobs available: 5,213

Houston added 7,100 jobs in October and added 6,300 jobs in September dropping the unemployment rate down to 3.8%. Check out these jobs in and around Houston.

Sample job: Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager

13. Austin, TX

Jobs available: 4,603

Texas added 14,000 jobs in November and 365,000 jobs total in 2018. Check out these jobs in and around Austin.

Sample job: Immigration Staff Attorney 

14. Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

Jobs available: 4,593

Zip Recruiter called Minneapolis the best job market for those who want to work with small to medium-sized businesses. Check out these jobs in and around Minneapolis. 

Sample job: Marketing Manager

15. Baltimore, MD

Jobs available: 4,023

With Amazon building new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, Baltimore could see a major job boom.

Sample job: Hotel Construction Project Manager