The 10 best tech jobs for people who want to have a life outside of work

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Reuters/Tony Gentile

The tech industry is filled with high-paying jobs.

Unfortunately, the tech industry is also notorious for demanding work schedules, in some cases pressuring people to work until they literally drive themselves crazy.

Glassdoor says that work-life balance in all jobs in all industries has been decreasing. On a 1 to 5 scale, employees gave work-life balance in their jobs an average rating of 3.5 in 2009, but only a 3.2 so far in 2015.

But it’s not that way for everyone, not even in the tech industry.

Glassdoor analyzed its data and uncovered the top 10 tech jobs that got the highest scores.


10. Front end developer

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VFS Digital Design/Flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $75,000

Number of job openings: 1,337

What they do: Develop the part of the website that users interact with.


9. Software developer

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VFS Digital Design/Flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $80,000

Number of job openings: 3,330

What they do: Research, design, implement, and test computer software.


8. Solutions engineer

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VFS Digital Design/Flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary:$92,456

Number of job openings: 652

What they do: Work with with sales and product development teams to identify and solve customer issues.


7. Data analyst

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ITU Pictures/flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary:$58,928

Number of job openings: 1,954

What they do: Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques, and provide ongoing reports.


6. Web designer

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VFS Digital Design/Flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $53,848

Number of job openings: 500

Whay they do: Design the look and feel of a website using skills like color scheming, graphic design, and information flow.


5. Software quality assurance engineer

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Tech Hub/flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $91,440

Number of job openings: 457

What they do: Design and develop automated testing routines and perform manual testing to verify the software is properly developed.


4. Web developer

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Vancouver Film School/flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $66,040

Number of job openings: 2,117

What they do: Program websites and write apps that run on the internet.


3. User experience designer

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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 3.9

Average annual salary: $91,440

Number of job openings: 338

What they do: Improve the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.


2. Search engine optimization manager

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Flickr/Brad Montgomery

Work-Life balance rating: 4.1

Average annual salary: $45,720

Number of job openings: 338

What they do: Optimize search results by conducting research on keywords.


1. Data scientist

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Intel Free Press/flickr

Work-Life balance rating: 4.2

Average annual salary: $114,808

Number of job openings: 1,315

What they do: Extract insights from large volumes of data in various forms.


And these are the highest-paying jobs on the list …

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Flickr/PSION

1. Data Scientist: salary: $114,080

2. Solutions Engineer: $92,456

3. UX Designer: $91,440

4. Software QA Engineer: $91,440.


These are the jobs with the most job openings …

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Salesforce

1. Software Developer: active job openings: 3,330

2. Web Developer, 2,117

3. Data Analyst, 1,954