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Glassdoor has assembled a list of the 50 cities in America with the happiest employees, with Salt Lake City ranking 5th, higher than major metropolises such as San Diego, Seattle, and Boston.

The cities were ranked based on satisfaction score from a 5-point scale.

The categories were "employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook, career opportunities, and compensation and benefits over the past 12 months." All surveys were "according to local employee feedback," according to the site.

"Denizens of Salt Lake City’s businesses are feeling really positive about their prospects in the coming months," Glassdoor wrote. "More than half (52 percent) said business will improve, according to the survey. Utah’s unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010 and Salt Lake City has actively recruited companies from Goldman Sachs to startups. Of course, the capital city’s geography — ringed by rugged mountains, canyons, and its namesake lake — doesn’t hurt."

So which cities beat Salt Lake in employee satisfaction? Here we've compiled the top 25 of Glassdoor's cities with the happiest employees.

25 Providence, Rhode Island
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

24 Orlando, Florida
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.1

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

23 Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

22 St. Louis, Missouri
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

21 Houston, Texas
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

20 Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

19 Jacksonville, Florida
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

18 Atlanta, Georgia
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

17 Sacramento, California
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.1

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

16 New Orleans, Louisiana
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.2

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

15 Memphis, Tennessee
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

14 Baltimore, Maryland
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

13 Los Angeles, California
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

12 Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.0

11 Boston, Massachusetts
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

10 Austin, Texas
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

9 San Antonio, Texas
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

8 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

7 Seattle, Washington
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.2

6 San Diego, California
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.3

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

5 Salt Lake City, Utah
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.4

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

4 Norfolk, Virginia
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.4

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.2

3 Washington, D.C.
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.4

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.4

Career opportunities rating: 3.1

2 San Francisco, California
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.4

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3

Career opportunities rating: 3.2

1 San Jose, California
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Overall satisfaction rating: 3.5

Compensation and benefits rating: 3.5

Career opportunities rating: 3.3