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

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Average job satisfaction rating: 3.899

Population: 8,491,079

Median household income: $52,737


18. Birmingham, Alabama

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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

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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

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Average job satisfaction rating: 3.947

Population: 456,002

Median household income: $46,439


11. Sacramento, California

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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

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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

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Average job satisfaction rating: 3.992

Population: 658,893

Median household income: $69,235


6. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Average job satisfaction rating: 3.993

Population: 384,320

Median household income: $36,964


5. San Francisco, California

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Average job satisfaction rating: 3.997

Population: 852,469

Median household income: $78,378


4. Providence, Rhode Island

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Average job satisfaction rating: 4.005

Population: 179,154

Median household income: $37,514


3. San Diego, California

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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

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Average job satisfaction rating: 4.043

Population: 3,928,864

Median household income: $49,682

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