The Top 10 Cities Where Employees Are Happiest

For job seekers, “do what you love” is wise, well-worn advice. But you’d also be smart to research the city you’re committing to before packing your bags to take on a new gig.

Careers site Glassdoor found the cities where employees are happiest by looking at job satisfaction ratings across the top 50 metro areas in America. For each city, it also revealed median base pay, the number of Glassdoor job listings and a sampling of companies that are hiring.

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10. Miami - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Job openings: 126,681

Companies hiring: LGI Homes, The Nature's Bounty Co., Symbotic, inVentiv Health, National Signing Source, UPS, Assurant, TD Bank

Median base salary: $40,000

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9. Austin, Texas

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Job openings: 79,947

Companies hiring: YMCA of Austin, 83bar, CoreMedical Group, PeopleAdmin, Amazon, OutboundEngine, Informatics

Median base salary: $48,000

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8. New Orleans, LA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4

Job openings: 34,600

Companies hiring: Brooke Staffing Companies, Community Health Center, C.R. England, Gilead Sciences, Jackson Therapy Partners

Median base salary: $40,000

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7. Seattle, WA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 187,741

Companies hiring: Amazon, Microsoft, Oslo Solutions, Nordstrom, Valant, Tableau Software, Bader Martin, OfferUp

Median base salary: $65,000

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6. Washington, D.C.

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 293,481

Companies hiring: Veterans Administration, Metronome, Roto-Rooter, Sears, The MASY Group, The Shade Store

Median base salary: $62,000

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5. Boston, MA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 219,873

Companies hiring: Brainshark, Black Diamond Networks, Bay State Community Services, PROCON, Apollo Security, Brookdale

Median base salary: $60,000

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4. San Diego, CA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 86,755

Companies hiring: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hilton, Althea, Lockheed Martin, Argen, LINK Staffing, Burwood Group

Median base salary: $50,000

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3. Salt Lake City, UT

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 44,991

Companies hiring: HireVue, AECOM, Marriott International, Silver Key Benefits, Pluralsight, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Median base salary: $47,500

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2. San Jose, CA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Job openings: 106,809

Companies hiring: Samsung Research America, eBay, BDS Marketing, Safelite, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Apple, IBM

Median base salary: $100,000

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1. San Francisco, CA

Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Job openings: 232,156

Companies hiring: Wells Fargo, Glassdoor, Pet Food Express, Chevron, Uber, Salesforce, Stitch Fix, The Hanover Insurance Group

Median base salary: $75,000

 

 

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