If you dream of greener pastures than Iowa, be careful what you wish for. If you leave for a place with less pastures and more buildings, it will probably affect the great work/life balance we have here in Iowa. Iowa ranked at #9 in a survey of the states with the best and worst work/life balance. The survey looked at average numbers of hours worked per week, general happiness of residents, average Glassdoor results of work/life balance, and number of hours commuted per week.
Iowa residents work an average of 39 hours per week with a 19.8 minute average commute. We rank 26 our of 50 on the well being list. If you think need a better work/life balance than you're getting in Iowa, Nebraska came in #5 on the list!