If You Don't Love Your Job, Consider Moving to One of These Cities

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With Americans working longer hours per week, happiness at the office is more essential than ever. But what determines job satisfaction? Is it salary, work-life balance, career development, or all of the above? According to a new study, it turns out your location actually plays a major role.

The job-search megasite Indeed dipped into its database of more than 10 million employer reviews and analyzed how employees ranked companies in the top 25 major metropolitan areas across the country. Factors for job satisfaction included management, job security and advancement, culture, work-life balance, compensation, and benefits.

Yet again, the Golden State topped Indeed's list of the U.S. cities with the happiest workers.

Los Angeles took the number one spot, but not for the glamorous jobs often associated with Hollywood. According to Indeed, positions like "personal assistant," "creative director," "teaching assistant," and "production assistant" ranked highest in the city.

Nationwide, Indeed reports that jobs in public service — including "teaching assistant," "substitute teacher," "instructor," and "childcare provider" — fell within the top 10 when it came to job satisfaction.

And what about the rest of the world? According to the survey, Dublin's employees are the happiest out of all European cities, with London coming in second. Colombia ranked first for job happiness globally, and Japan placed last.

PS: It turns out money isn't everything. Work-life balance proved to be the factor most strongly correlated to happiness in the office, while compensation fell to the bottom of the totem-pole.

View the top 10 U.S. cities with the happiest employees below, and head to Indeed for the full list

1. Los Angeles, CA

2. Miami, FL

3. San Diego, CA

4. Providence, RI

5. San Francisco, CA

6.  New Orleans, LA

7. Washington, DC

8. Boston, MA

9. Riverside, CA

10. San Jose, CA

[h/t: Business Insider

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