Texas cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs. Based on hiring opportunity, affordability and job satisfaction, the employment website determined that Austin is the fourth best city in the country for jobs behind Raleigh, N.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Oklahoma City.
San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston also made the top 25.
Austin’s median base salary of $50,000 and median home price of $226,400 makes living in the state capital affordable. The city’s 33,198 job openings for a metro-area population of 1,943,299 shows ample hiring opportunity.
San Antonio ranked ninth (median salary: $40,000; home value: $147,600; 29,980 job openings for a 2,328,652 population).
The Dallas-Fort Worth area came in 14th nationwide (median salary: $50,000; home value: $157,900; openings: 102,311; population: 6,954,330).
The Houston area placed 21st (median salary $52,000; home value: $157,900 openings: 74,442; population: 6,490,180).