In which cities can Americans find the largest pool of hybrid work opportunities? We turned to LinkedIn’s job database to find out.
What does the future of work look like in the remainder of 2022 and beyond? As performance improves for hybrid workers around the U.S., some career experts say the flexibility synonymous with the hybrid work model (i.e., going into work sometimes, but not all the time) is the gold standard for the workplace moving forward.
What’s more, employees enjoy the ability to go to the office when they need a collaborative jolt or work from home when they need limited distractions with zero commute time.
In a recent Gusto survey, 80% of employees said they’d like at least two days per week working from home and 52% of employees are thinking about switching to a full-time remote or hybrid job this year, according to Microsoft research. Top companies like Twitter, Spotify, SAP, and HubSpot have switched to a hybrid or remote work model this year.
Flexible work solutions continue to grow, but where can Americans find the largest pool of hybrid job opportunities? We turned to LinkedIn’s job database to find out, scraping the number of per capita hybrid job openings in 100 of America’s largest cities.
Further, we found the cities with the highest-paying hybrid jobs (based on six-figure salaries) and the cities with the most hybrid jobs within the four industries/areas where hybrid work is growing the fastest — technology, healthcare, finance, and sales.
Atlanta, GA tops our list as the number one city for hybrid work opportunities, boasting 710 hybrid job openings per 100,000 people and 67 hybrid job openings (per 100,000) with six-figure salaries.
With a lower cost of living than west coast cities (and a lower cost of doing business), Atlanta makes sense for both employees and employers alike. Companies like Intel are expanding their workforces in Atlanta, using the hybrid work model as one of their key incentives to attract top talent.
Boston, MA and Washington, D.C., also shine as the second and third-best cities for hybrid work opportunities, with 547 and 349 hybrid job openings per 100,000, respectively.
Nearly 10% of the hybrid job openings in Boston pay annual salaries of $100,000 or higher and survey results from the Massachusetts Business Round Table show that 65% of member companies “expect hybrid work schedules to be the new normal.”
Next, we found the cities with the most hybrid jobs within the four industries/areas where hybrid work is growing the fastest — technology, healthcare, finance, and sales.
Again, we see Atlanta land top spots across multiple sectors. Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, Worcester, MA, and St. Petersburg, FL also have a large pool of hybrid jobs per 100,000 in these industries.
Richmond, home to hybrid-endorsed companies, Capitol One and CarMax, has 78 hybrid job openings per 100K in tech, 12 in healthcare, and 65 in finance.
Charlotte, a well-known banking hotspot, and St. Petersburg, FL, an emerging hub for fintech startups, have 57 and 119 hybrid job openings per 100,000 in finance, respectively.
Where Are Hybrid Workers Paid Best?
We’ve established where the most hybrid job openings are located, but what about where the highest-paying hybrid job openings are based? San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA are the best cities for hybrid job opportunities that earn over six figures.
Over 25% of hybrid job openings in San Francisco and Seattle, pay annual salaries of $100,000 or higher. The median annual income and overall cost of living in these two metros, along with Los Angeles and New York, are significantly higher than the national average, so we’re relieved to see they rank high on this list.
Cities we didn’t expect to land on this list are Tucson, AZ and Detroit, MI, where the median household income ranges from $32,000 to $45,000.
Plus, we saw 11% of hybrid job openings in Tucson & 10% of openings in Detroit pay upwards of $100,000 per year — those percentages are substantial compared to 2.3% in Cleveland, OH or 1.3% in San Jose, CA.
That wraps up our ranking of the best U.S. cities for hybrid work opportunities, and the results are clear: hybrid work isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
While fully remote work has its fair share of critics, hybrid work is preferred by the largest percentage of American workers.
Interested in diving deeper into the numbers for the top 20 cities, or wanting to see how your city stacks up if it’s not listed within the above maps? We’ve compiled our full data study for all 100 U.S. cities analyzed into the interactive table below.
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