Satisfaction with current job

Jan 21, 2013

Q. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current job?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18
-34

Aged 35
-44

Aged 45
+

Income less than $31,200

Income $31,200

$51,999

Income $52,000

$83,199

Income $83,200
+

Total satisfied

71%

67%

77%

71%

75%

70%

73%

58%

74%

74%

Total dissatisfied

13%

14%

12%

13%

13%

13%

8%

16%

15%

13%

Very satisfied

30%

26%

36%

30%

31%

31%

21%

26%

30%

32%

Somewhat satisfied

41%

41%

41%

41%

44%

39%

52%

32%

44%

42%

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

15%

19%

10%

15%

12%

17%

19%

25%

12%

13%

Somewhat dissatisfied

9%

9%

9%

11%

8%

8%

8%

10%

9%

9%

Very dissatisfied

4%

5%

3%

2%

5%

5%

6%

6%

4%

Don’t know

1%

1%

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*

1%

1%

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71% of working people say they are satisfied with their current job while 13% are dissatisfied.

There were few major differences across demographic groups – women (77%) tended to be more satisfied than men (67%) and those on incomes of $600-$1,000pw were least likely to be satisfied (58%).