Job satisfaction more important than salary

Job satisfaction or salary
Job satisfaction or salary

A new study shows that 42% of Scottish workers ‘like’ their job compared to 3% who ‘hate’ their job.

Credit card company, Capital one conducted the research to measure current levels of job satisfaction across the UK among full and part time employees. 

The study has found that the majority of workers would prefer to have job satisfaction over pay.

In terms of age groups, the happiest workers in the UK are those over 55 with 67% saying they like or love their job. 

Overall, women are happier in the workplace then men with the former outscoring the latter by 67% to 58%.

The study found 56% of employees in Britain rate job satisfaction as the most important factor in ensuring they are happy at work compared with 36% who rank their pay above all else. 

Among women job satisfaction rises to 63% with just 30% primarily motivated by salary.  

The research shows that the older you get the more important contentment at work becomes: 61% of over 55’s choose job satisfaction as their top factor compared with 54% of younger people aged 18 to 34.