3, San Diego
4. Providence, R.I.
5. San Francisco
6. New Orleans
7. Washington, D.C.
9. Riverside, Calif.
10. San Jose
You might think that happiness in the workplace would stem mostly from employee compensation, or rather, those who earn more are happier, but that's not necessarily true. Indeed's methodology showed that other factors were often more important than a worker's pay.
When it comes to overall job satisfaction, Indeed's study showed that a balance between the demands of work and the personal lives of employees ranked highest. They found that the score given to employers closely matched the same score that the workers gave to work-life balance, showing that this was what mattered most to employees.
Other contributing factors
Interestingly, the second highest contributing factor identified for job happiness was still not compensation. Instead, the second factor was having good management. This was followed by culture, job security and opportunities for advancement. Compensation and benefits were ranked at the bottom of the list.
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