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The 25 cities with the happiest employees (25 items)

Bethan Owen

June 16, 2014

Glassdoor has assembled a list of the 50 cities in America with the happiest employees, with Salt Lake City ranking 5th, higher than major metropolises such as San Diego, Seattle, and Boston.

The cities were ranked based on satisfaction score from a 5-point scale.

The categories were "employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook, career opportunities, and compensation and benefits over the past 12 months." All surveys were "according to local employee feedback," according to the site.

"Denizens of Salt Lake City’s businesses are feeling really positive about their prospects in the coming months," Glassdoor wrote. "More than half (52 percent) said business will improve, according to the survey. Utah’s unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010 and Salt Lake City has actively recruited companies from Goldman Sachs to startups. Of course, the capital city’s geography — ringed by rugged mountains, canyons, and its namesake lake — doesn’t hurt."

So which cities beat Salt Lake in employee satisfaction? Here we've compiled the top 25 of Glassdoor's cities with the happiest employees.

1 of 25. Providence, Rhode Island

Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

2 of 25. Orlando, Florida

Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.1

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

3 of 25. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

4 of 25. St. Louis, Missouri

Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

5 of 25. Houston, Texas

Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.1
1. 14Aggie
North Logan, UT,
June 17, 2014

Every rating is between 3.0 and 3.5... maybe it's just because of my stats classes but that doesn't look likely that there was much of a statistically significant difference to me for this to be a big deal.

2. cjb
Bountiful, UT,
June 17, 2014

Utah has been blessed with a wise state government that has managed quite well (knock on wood). Our people and workers have reason to be optimistic.