The 10 Best Cities For College Grads

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Graduating from college can be rough. You’re saddled with debt and trying to strike out on your own for the first time.

But there are some cities that make this life transition easier than others.

Online careers site CareerBliss ranked the country’s 10 best cities for recent college grads, based on data from independent company reviews. The site ranked overall workplace happiness, the BlissScore, as well as the average adjusted salary based on cost of living for each city.

Few major metropolitan areas made the cut — they’re too expensive. But many Southern cities showed up on the list. We’ve ordered the top 10 cities by salary, from lowest to highest.

#10 Oklahoma City

Average Adjusted Salary: $42,304

BlissScore: 3.943

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#9 Salt Lake City

Average Adjusted Salary: $43,010

BlissScore: 4.111

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#8 Orlando, Fla.

Average Adjusted Salary: $43,047

BlissScore: 4.039

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#7 San Antonio

Average Adjusted Salary: $43,640

BlissScore: 3.978

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#6 Indianapolis

Average Adjusted Salary: $44,757

BlissScore: 4.021

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#5 Jacksonville, Fla.

Average Adjusted Salary: $45,736

BlissScore: 4.803

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#4 Birmingham, Ala.

Average Adjusted Salary: $47,491

BlissScore: 3.907

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#3 Houston

Average Adjusted Salary: $47,615

BlissScore: 3.944

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#2 Memphis, Tenn.

Average Adjusted Salary: $56,158

BlissScore: 3.947

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

#1 Saint Louis

Average Adjusted Salary: $50,900

BlissScore: 4.117

CareerBliss adjusted salaries based on cost of living.

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