Best USA Job For 2023 - Software Developer
Written by Sue Gee   
Friday, 20 January 2023

Software Developer is again top of the U.S. News and World Report's annual best jobs rankings and while GlassDoor's Best Paces To Work 2023 includes lots of tech companies, Meta and Apple are noticeable by their absence


Software Developer was Best USA Job in both 2018 and 2019 but last year had fallen to fifth place. With more layoffs announced this at Google, Amazon and Microsoft you might argue that Software Developer isn't as secure a job as we all thought and so doesn't deserve top placement for 2023. However there are plenty of job openings, an unemployment rate of only 1.2% and a large number of future jobs so putting this together with a high score for Work Life Balance, it achieved a score of 8.8.


The most important factor in this total is median salary which uses data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics and in this regard Software Developer ranked 23rd among all jobs:

Web Developer ranked 9th in the list with an overall score of 7.7 and a median salary of $77,030 and Data Scientist ranked 22nd with an overall score of 7.0 and a median salary of $100,910.


Glassdoor's list of Best Places to Work 2023 relies on reviews submitted by employees. We first reported on this award in 2013 when Facebook was in the coveted top place for the second time with a rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5.  This year Meta, only had a rating of 4.1 and fell out of the top 100.  Apple, which scored slightly better at 4.2 experienced a similar fate after being included for 15 years.

Glassdoor’s lead economist Daniel Zhao considered the lack of Apple and Meta in this year’s ranking as “pretty striking” but commented:

That’s not to say that Meta and Apple are bad places to work, they just have fallen a little bit given how competitive the list is this year. 

This year's Best Place To Work, Gainsight, has a rating of 4.7 and last year's winner, Nvidia is now in 5th place with a rating of 4.6, the same as last year. Google, which was in 7th place last year with a rating of 4.5 has a better rating this year but has dropped one place to 8th. Microsoft also improved its rating, from 4.4 to 4.5 and also improved its ranking from 28 to 13. Whether Google and Microsoft will do as well next year after shedding employees we will have to wait and see. 




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