2010 Salary Survey: Readers Respond -- Job Satisfaction Through The Years

March 30, 2010
Chemical Processing takes a look at past surveys to understand how satisfied workers are on the job.

Closely related to compensation is job satisfaction — the majority of respondents indicate they are satisfied with their jobs (Figure 1). About 9.9% (164) are very satisfied, 38% (638) are highly satisfied and another 37% (622) are satisfied. Only 11% (184) say they have a low level of job satisfaction and another 2.9% (48) report a very low level of satisfaction.

How satisfied are you with your job?
  2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
9.9% 13% 8.3% 7.9% 7.3%
Satisfied 38% 45% 40.5% 38% 35.8%
37% 34% 41.2% 41% 42.5%
Unsatisfied 2.9% 9% 10.2% 12.8% 14.4%

How the Data Were Gathered
A total of 1,827 respondents participated in this year's survey. That's second only to 2007 when 1,830 people answered our questions.

Since mid-January, respondents accessed the survey questionnaire via a link listed in the print edition of Chemical Processing, on the www.ChemicalProcessing.com Web site, and in e-newsletters and e-mail blasts sent to readers. Additionally, those who follow Chemical Processing on Twitter at Chem_Processing and Facebook at Chemical Processing Magazine were also encouraged to participate.

Read the full story: Clouds of Concern Begin to Clear -- CP's 2010 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey

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