You want to be happy.

Telecommuting from your parents' basement will likely get in the way. Considering this, CareerBliss.com released its list of the top 10 cities where graduates are likely to land high salaries.

CareerBliss used a measurement it calls a BlissScore and added the average adjusted salary based on a cost of living index into the mix. The data evaluates several key factors that affect work happiness including: employees’ relationships with their bosses and co-workers, their work environments, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks and the level of control employees have over the work that they do on a daily basis.

Dreaming of moving to California or New York City? After reading this list, consider giving them a second thought!

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  • St. Louis

    BlissScore: 4.117 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $50,900

  • Salt Lake City

    BlissScore: 4.111 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $43,010

  • Jacksonville

    BlissScore: 4.083 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $45,736

  • Memphis

    BlissScore: 3.947 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $56,158

  • Indianapolis

    BlissScore: 4.021 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $44,757

  • Orlando

    BlissScore: 4.039 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $43,047

  • Houston

    BlissScore: 3.944 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $47,615

  • San Antonio

    BlissScore: 3.978 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $43,640

  • Oklahoma City

    BlissScore: 3.943 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $42,304

  • Birmingham

    BlissScore: 3.907 Cost of Living Adjusted Salaries: $47,491