Work-life balance satisfaction was determined by a 5-point scale, with 1 being very dissatisfied and 5 being very satisfied. According to those surveyed, workers are becoming less satisfied with their work-life balance. In 2009, the average work-life balance satisfaction rate was 3.5; so far this year, it’s 3.2.
Tech jobs all rank above averagefor work-life balance. Data Scientist is ranked highest on the list with a work-life satisfaction rate of 4.2. It also lists the highest salary out of the 25 jobs with an average annual income of $114,808. However, throughout the rest of the list, high salary does not coincide with a healthy work-life balance.
Substitute Teacher is ranked 5th on the list with a work-life satisfaction rate of 3.9, though its annual income of $24,380 is the lowest on the list. The 25th ranked job, Front End Developer, has an average work-life balance rating of 3.7, but offers a significantly higher salary of $75,000.