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Top 10 Cities Where Employees Are Happiest

It’s not enough to love your job, you’ve got to love where you work. The city that your company and job are in is just as important as the work you do every day. And interestingly enough, all cities are not created equal. In fact, quality of life is often dictated by job satisfaction and compensation.

Glassdoor recently rolled out the 25 Best Cities for Jobs in the U.S. and took a look at three factors: how easy it is to get a job, how affordable it is to live there and how satisfied employees are working there. We took it one step further to bring in the job satisfaction piece, and the results are very interesting. Here are the top 10 cities where employees are happiest.

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1. San Francisco, CA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
Median Base Salary: $75,000
Number of Open Jobs: 232,156
Companies Hiring: Wells Fargo, Glassdoor, Pet Food Express, Chevron, Uber, Salesforce, Stitch Fix, The Hanover Insurance Group & more.

Available Jobs in San Francisco, CA

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Assistant Teacher - Preschool
Mission Child Care Consortium, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Physical Therapist - Attractive rate
Luna Care
San Francisco, CA
23 hours ago 23h

2. San Jose, CA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $100,000
Number of Open Jobs: 106,809
Companies Hiring: Samsung Research America, eBay, BDS Marketing LLC, Safelite, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Apple, Sunbelt Staffing, IBM, Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery, Unique Shipping & more.

Available Jobs in San Jose, CA

Sales Consultant
Financial Rescue
Milpitas, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Veterinarian - Sponsored Veterinary Residency
SAGE Veterinary Centers
San Jose, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Engineering Department VDC/BIM Manager
Prime Electric
San Jose, CA
23 hours ago 23h

3. Salt Lake City, UT
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $47,500
Number of Open Jobs: 44,991
Companies Hiring: HireVue, AECOM, Marriott International, Silver Key Benefits, Pluralsight, WAXIE Sanitary Supply& more.

Available Jobs in Salt Lake City, UT

Optometrist (Fill-In) - Salt Lake City, UT
LasikPlus
Salt Lake City, UT
23 hours ago 23h
HVAC Installer - TOP PAY!
Custom Mechanical Design
Centerville, UT
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Assistant
Utah Stem Cells
Cottonwood Heights, UT
23 hours ago 23h

4. San Diego, CA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $50,000
Number of Open Jobs: 86,755
Companies Hiring: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hilton, Althea, Lockheed Martin, Argen, LINK Staffing, Burwood Group, Hunter Industries & more.

Available Jobs in San Diego, CA

Cook
Luna Grill
San Diego, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Breakfast line Cook
Hotcakes Inc.-IHOP
San Diego, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Technology Application Trainer
Jet Legal Technologies
San Diego, CA
23 hours ago 23h

5. Boston, MA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $60,000
Number of Open Jobs: 219,873
Companies Hiring: Brainshark, Black Diamond Networks, Bay State Community Services, PROCON, Apollo Security, Brookdale, Liberty Mutual, Access Information Management & more.

Available Jobs in Boston, MA

Retail Store Leadership
Ocean State Job Lot
Saugus, MA
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Dental Assistant
Pleasant Care Dental
Malden, MA
23 hours ago 23h
Senior Analog Design Engineer
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Cambridge, MA
23 hours ago 23h

6. Washington, DC
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $62,000
Number of Open Jobs: 293,481
Companies Hiring: Veterans Administration, Metronome, Roto-Rooter, Sears Holding, The MASY Group, The Shade Store, McKinley Marketing Partners, Magnolia Companies, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory & more.

Available Jobs in Washington, DC

Medical Assistant
Washington Fertility Center
Annandale, VA
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Transportation Coordinator
Gateway International EMS LLC
Washington, DC
23 hours ago 23h
Software Product Generalist
Cobalt
Arlington, VA
23 hours ago 23h

7. Seattle, WA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
Median Base Salary: $65,000
Number of Open Jobs: 187,741
Companies Hiring: Amazon, Microsoft, NTG Groups, Oslo Solutions, Nordstrom, Valant, Tableau Software, Bader Martin, Kindred Healthcare, OfferUp, Rational Interaction & more.

Available Jobs in Seattle, WA

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Physician Assistant - General Surgery
Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group
Seattle, WA
23 hours ago 23h
Pharmacy Technician
International Community Health Services
Seattle, WA
23 hours ago 23h

8. New Orleans, LA
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4/5
Median Base Salary: $40,000
Number of Open Jobs: 34,600
Companies Hiring: Brooke Staffing Companies, Community Health Center, CR England, Gilead Sciences, Jackson Therapy Partners, Teachers On Demand, Tulane Medical Center, Verizon Wireless & more.

Available Jobs in New Orleans, LA

Music Teacher
Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts
Harahan, LA
23 hours ago 23h
Line Cook
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
Metairie, LA
23 hours ago 23h
Executive Kitchen Manager
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
New Orleans, LA
23 hours ago 23h

9. Austin, TX
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4/5
Median Base Salary: $48,000
Number of Open Jobs: 79,947
Companies Hiring: YMCA of Austin, 83bar, CoreMedical Group, PeopleAdmin, Amazon, OutboundEngine, Informatics, Seaton Healthcare Network, ASCO Equipment & more.

Available Jobs in Austin, TX

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Irrigator/Tech General Labor (Landscaping)
LandWest Design Group
Austin, TX
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10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.4/5
Median Base Salary: $40,000
Number of Open Jobs: 126,681
Companies Hiring: LGI Homes, The Natures Bounty Co, Symbotic, InVentiv Health, National Signing Source, UPS, Assurant, TD Bank, Rehabcare & more.

Available Jobs in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Speech Language Pathologist
Academic Staffing
Miami, FL
23 hours ago 23h
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Sr. Analyst/Manager, Guest Experience & Operations Standards
Restaurant Brands International
Miami, FL
23 hours ago 23h

 

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