The 20 best places to live in America if you want to be happy at work

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A lot of factors contribute to happiness at work: flexible hours, a competitive salary, a meaningful purpose. But where you live can also play a role in how likely you are to be satisfied at work.
Job search website Indeed just released their job happiness index for 2016, which included a ranking of the happiest metro areas in the US. The report ranked the 50 most populous cities in the country by average job satisfaction rating on a scale of one to five, culled from Indeed's database of more than 10 million employee reviews.
California came on out top, encompassing six of the top-20 cities. Los Angeles boasts the happiest employees in the country, followed by Miami and San Diego.
Read on to see the rest of the top-20 cities, with population and income data from the US Census Bureau.

20. Chicago, Illinois

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.897
Population: 2,722,389
Median household income: $47,831

19. New York, New York

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.899
Population: 8,491,079
Median household income: $52,737

18. Birmingham, Alabama

Shutterstock/Sean Pavone Average job satisfaction rating: 3.915
Population: 212,247
Median household income: $31,217

17. Hartford, Connecticut

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.919
Population: 124,705
Median household income: $29,313

16. Orlando, Florida

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.920
Population: 262,372
Median household income: $41,901

15. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.927
Population: 407,207
Median household income: $50,767

14. Seattle, Washington

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.939
Population: 668,342
Median household income: $67,365

13. Detroit, Michigan

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.941
Population: 680,250
Median household income: $26,095

12. Atlanta, Georgia

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.947
Population: 456,002
Median household income: $46,439

11. Sacramento, California

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.952
Population: 485,199
Median household income: $50,013

10. San Jose, California

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.965
Population: 1,015,785
Median household income: $83,787

9. Riverside, California

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.977
Population: 319,504
Median household income: $56,089

8. Boston, Massachusetts

Average job satisfaction rating: 3.983
Population: 655,884
Median household income: $54,485

7. Washington, DC

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.992
Population: 658,893
Median household income: $69,235

6. New Orleans, Louisiana

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.993
Population: 384,320
Median household income: $36,964

5. San Francisco, California

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 3.997
Population: 852,469
Median household income: $78,378

4. Providence, Rhode Island

Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 4.005
Population: 179,154
Median household income: $37,514

3. San Diego, California

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 4.016
Population: 1,381,069
Median household income: $65,753

2. Miami, Florida

Average job satisfaction rating: 4.026
Population: 430,332
Median household income: $30,858

1. Los Angeles, California

Shutterstock Average job satisfaction rating: 4.043
Population: 3,928,864
Median household income: $49,682

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