Mark Twain once said “Find a job you enjoy doing and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” There’s some truth to that! 

Working in a supportive environment with positive personalities certainly makes getting out of bed in the morning easier. But if you’re working in an environment where you feel used and success is overshadowed by negativity? Let’s just say we understand why you’re on the edge of tears as you hit snooze for the third time. A toxic work environment is physically and mentally draining. 

How Satisfied Are Employees in Idaho?


In May 2023, ran a survey to see which states had the highest rate of job satisfaction. While conducting the survey, they asked respondents to consider multiple aspects of their job like their sector, salary and number of hours in the work week. After reflecting on those things, they were asked to rank their job on a scale of 0-5. An answer of 0-1 showed that the respondent hated their job. Those ranking their jobs 2-3 thought their job was ok, but could be better. People giving their job a 4-5 loved clocking in every day. 

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When they crunched the numbers, the average U.S. job satisfaction was 3.3. It was significantly higher than that in Idaho. Idaho’s job satisfaction number was 3.8, second only to Maryland’s 3.9. 

Who Are the Best Employers in Idaho?

If you’re thinking to yourself, “I’d definitely give my job a 0 or 1. I’m reading for a big change,” you may want to consider applying with one of these Idaho employers. Forbes commissioned a study asking 70,000 from employers with 500 employers or more if they’d recommend their employer to a friend looking for a new job. The results were kept anonymous, so respondents were really able to open up about everything from workplace culture to compensation packages. 

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1,392 organizations made the list of “Best Employers” in the country, but they also have an option to break out the top 10 in each state. These are the employers getting the highest marks from works in Idaho.

These Are the 10 Best Employers in Idaho

Forbes commissioned a study of more than 70,000 workers nationwide to determine the best employers in every state in America. These are the 10 that stood our in Idaho.

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KEEP READING: The 20 Highest Paying Jobs in Boise Revealed

According to the latest figures published on the Idaho Department of Labor's website, these are the highest paying jobs in "Boise City." That region includes Ada, Canyon, Boise and Gem counties.

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How Much Money Do You Need to Make to Be Happy in the Pacific Northwest and California?

These numbers crunched by Go Banking Rates were inspired by a 2018 study performed by Purdue University. Purdue looked to find the number that would make people feel like they reached a level of life evaluation and emotional-well being where they were truly happy.

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