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Work-life balance has been harder to come by in recent years. But a new study says these jobs offer the best shot at achieving that goal.

Work-life balance has become harder to come by in recent years, according to Glassdoor.

The job-review website’s data show that employees reported an average work-life balance satisfaction rating of 3.2 out of 5 so far this year. That’s down from 3.4 in 2012 and 3.5 in 2009.

The ratings of some positions are better than others, however. To determine which jobs offered the best work-life balance over the past year, Glassdoor culled feedback that employees shared on Glassdoor’s website.

The result is a list of 25 jobs with work-life satisfaction ratings that are well above average, ranging from 3.7 for several positions up to 4.2 for the No. 1 position of data scientist.

The top 10 jobs on Glassdoor’s list are:

  • Data scientist
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) manager
  • Talent acquisition specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Substitute teacher
  • Recruiting coordinator
  • User-experience designer
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Marketing assistant
  • Web developer

The No. 1 job, data scientist, is also the best-paying gig on the list, with a salary of $114,808. Substitute teacher is the lowest-paying, with a salary of $24,380.

For the full list with ratings and salaries, click on the Glassdoor link above.

Work-life balance is also easier to come by in some cities compared to others. For example, earlier this year, the independent nonprofit American Institute for Economic Research ranked Washington, D.C., the No. 1 major metropolitan area for work-life balance based on economic and quality-of-life factors that draw younger workers to the city.

To learn more, check out “12 Cities That Offer the Best Work-Life Balance.”

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