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Top 10 Cities Where Employees Are Happiest

Posted by Amy Elisa Jackson

September 14, 2017

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.

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Available Jobs in San Francisco, CA

2 day ago 2d
Technical Recruiter
Lemonaid Health
San Francisco, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Explosive Detection Canine Handler
K2 Solutions, Inc
San Francisco, CA
4 days ago 4d

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

Business Ops Coordinator
CBRE
San Jose, CA
4 days ago 4d
Operations Coordinator
Airport Home Appliance
San Jose, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Operation Coordinator
Airport Home Appliance & Mattress
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

Operations Manager
Charlie's Produce
Salt Lake City, UT
3 days ago 3d
Counter Service Representative
Goodman Manufacturing Company
South Salt Lake, UT
2 day ago 2d
Transportation Manager
Charlie's Produce
Salt Lake City, UT
3 days ago 3d

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

Scientist
Quidel
San Diego, CA
3 days ago 3d
Administrator
Confidential
San Diego, CA
4 days ago 4d
Associate Attorney
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman
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

Marketing Specialist
Zurich Instruments
Boston, MA
24 hours ago 24h
Research Intern
Tantu Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA
3 days ago 3d
Associate
DiOrio Law Office
Boston, MA
4 days ago 4d

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

Web Analytics Specialist
Carfax
Washington, DC
24 hours ago 24h
IT Support Specialist
General Dynamics
Washington, DC
2 day ago 2d
Product Manager
GEICO
Chevy Chase, MD
24 hours ago 24h

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

Cash Application Coordinator
Charlie's Produce
Seattle, WA
18 days ago 18d
Client Services Coordinator
CBRE
Seattle, WA
8 days ago 8d
Administrative Assistant
Alpine Immune Sciences
Seattle, WA
22 days ago 22d

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

Experience Ambassador - Part Time
Sazerac Company
New Orleans, LA
11 days ago 11d
Finance Intern
4th Sector Solutions Inc
New Orleans, LA
3 days ago 3d
Loan Operations Manager
GULF COAST BANK & TRUST
Metairie, LA
23 days ago 23d

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

Project Coordinator
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Austin, TX
24 hours ago 24h
IT Network Administrator
LTD Material, LLC
Austin, TX
5 days ago 5d
Product Manager
Dealerware
Austin, TX
2 day ago 2d

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, FL

QA Analyst
World Travel Holdings Inc
Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 hours ago 23h
Community Manager
Yelp
Miami, FL
2 day ago 2d
Data Scientist
Chewy
Dania Beach, FL
23 hours ago 23h

 

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