10 Happiest Cities For Entry-Level Workers

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Miami, workers happiest city, according to CareerBliss. Many recent college grads assume they should launch their careers where their family and friends are. But given the high unemployment rate, which cities offer the best opportunities? Where would young workers be happiest? CareerBliss, an employment site, studied this question by analyzing survey data from more than 4,000 entry-level workers throughout the country and came up with the 10 best cities.

The workers, who had less than two years' experience, were asked to assess 10 factors that affect happiness, such as work-life balance and growth opportunities, and assigned each factor up to five points. After the CareerBliss team analyzed the data, a cumulative score, known as the "BlissScore," was given to each city.

The results suggest that workers should look beyond the biggest cities, as small and medium-size cities are ranked higher. And entry level workers should not consider only salary. The highest-ranked city didn't offer the best pay.

See below for the Top 10, as well as the average salary for each city.

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Bliss Score: 3.81

Average Salary: $65,395

Looking for a job in San Francisco? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.83

Average Salary: $50,347

Looking for a job in Atlanta? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.85

Average Salary: $55,999

Looking for a job in Washington DC? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.86

Average Salary: $70,477

Looking for a job in San Jose? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.86

Average Salary: $49,825

Looking for a job in Chicago? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.88

Average Salary: $57,619

Looking for a job in Seattle? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.91

Average Salary: $49,750

Looking for a job in Houston? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.92

Average salary: $58,745

Looking for a job in Boston? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 3.96

Average Salary: $56,763

Looking for a job in San Diego? Click here to get started.

Bliss Score: 4.04

Average Salary: $45,351

Looking for a job in Miami? Click here to get started.

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