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The Best and Worst Cities to Work for 2011

Posted January 28, 2011

Whether or not you achieve CareerBliss depends on several factors. We took a look at our employee happiness data to see how workers in cities across the U.S. compare when it comes to things like compensation, job security and work-life balance. Check out the results below. Scores are on a scale of 1 to 5.

Best and worst cities for work

RankMetro AreaBenefitsCareer AdvancementCompensationGrowth OpportunityJob SecurityRecommend to OthersSenior ManagementWork-life BalanceIndex ScoreAvg Salary
1San Jose,CA3.623.353.593.573.133.533.493.613.54$82,635.58
2San Francisco,CA3.543.273.493.483.133.463.443.563.47$74,745.13
3Jacksonville,FL3.423.253.383.473.263.503.423.563.45$55,532.67
4Miami,FL3.483.203.473.443.103.453.413.573.45$58,039.72
5Washington,DC3.533.223.453.443.193.473.433.533.45$73,708.26
6Memphis,TN3.433.213.443.463.243.493.433.503.44$51,351.97
7El Paso,TX3.453.263.403.473.243.503.433.473.43$57,051.41
8Los Angeles,CA3.453.213.443.443.053.423.423.553.43$63,409.59
9San Diego,CA3.463.203.423.443.083.423.403.523.42$64,984.62
10Birmingham,AL3.473.133.383.403.143.463.423.513.42$58,839.84
11Seattle,WA3.473.223.433.423.073.433.423.523.41$68,265.30
12Houston,TX3.413.183.403.403.113.423.433.483.40$65,594.95
13New Orleans,LA3.373.183.333.403.233.403.463.563.40$47,708.15
14New York,NY3.443.143.413.393.093.403.363.503.39$69,458.92
15Minneapolis,MN3.373.153.373.413.123.443.363.513.39$63,325.03
16Fresno,CA3.293.143.363.433.103.443.413.583.39$49,671.44
17Atlanta,GA3.443.153.423.403.013.383.393.503.39$61,781.54
18Des Moines,IA3.303.223.323.383.103.453.483.543.38$57,647.63
19Louisville,KY3.453.133.423.383.053.383.323.463.38$55,766.68
20Orlando,FL3.403.133.363.373.033.383.383.523.38$59,121.11
21Boston,MA3.423.163.413.363.033.373.393.523.38$68,108.78
22San Antonio,TX3.403.173.363.423.133.433.413.483.38$55,904.77
23Detroit,MI3.433.133.433.362.953.393.403.503.38$61,932.80
24Chicago,IL3.433.133.403.373.023.373.363.493.37$61,756.95
25Charlotte,NC3.423.123.393.383.043.383.353.493.37$61,596.73
26Hartford,CT3.363.123.383.363.113.413.393.503.37$61,940.56
27Dallas,TX3.443.163.433.382.983.393.353.463.37$67,020.37
28Sacramento,CA3.403.193.383.373.063.353.413.493.36$60,355.41
29Philadelphia,PA3.373.143.363.363.053.383.373.493.36$63,163.15
30Saint Louis,MO3.403.103.373.333.033.343.393.483.36$56,954.19
31Oklahoma City,OK3.413.153.363.383.273.383.433.403.36$54,838.10
32Austin,TX3.433.153.373.352.963.343.373.493.35$66,840.32
33Phoenix,AZ3.383.143.373.352.943.343.313.463.34$58,816.98
34Kansas City,MO3.403.133.373.323.033.333.313.453.34$57,373.67
35Tulsa,OK3.313.103.323.333.033.353.363.493.33$57,067.57
36Baltimore,MD3.363.093.303.323.083.323.363.463.32$60,805.70
37Fort Worth,TX3.283.023.313.303.083.333.323.473.32$61,830.25
38Cincinnati,OH3.383.063.373.302.983.313.343.423.31$59,174.10
39Denver,CO3.373.083.343.303.013.293.283.463.31$67,898.85
40Las Vegas,NV3.343.043.393.302.963.283.273.413.31$56,987.10
41Tampa,FL3.303.033.363.293.003.313.343.423.30$60,387.36
42Portland,OR3.313.013.333.312.873.323.233.423.30$64,325.36
43Tucson,AZ3.333.073.303.302.983.303.333.413.29$53,208.15
44Brooklyn,NY3.273.093.313.283.023.283.273.463.29$66,184.26
45Salt Lake City,UT3.253.043.323.322.943.313.303.493.29$58,507.95
46Pittsburgh,PA3.323.023.303.253.023.293.293.423.28$55,819.57
47Cleveland,OH3.343.073.293.242.953.283.313.433.28$58,251.31
48Omaha,NE3.293.103.263.253.053.263.293.453.27$54,934.18
49Indianapolis,IN3.303.043.303.242.923.233.283.373.25$56,929.53
50Saint Paul,MN3.223.023.243.243.013.273.293.443.24$61,780.48
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