Feature Article - July 2019
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On the Up & Up

Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping


Finally, most respondents continue to be satisfied with their work. As has been the case in every year since we've been asking respondents about their salaries and careers, the vast majority of respondents report that they are either satisfied (52 percent) or very satisfied (39.8 percent) with their work. (See Figure 12.)


Respondents from camps and Ys were the most likely to report that they are currently satisfied with their jobs. Some 94.5 percent of camp respondents and 94.4 percent of Y respondents indicated that they are satisfied with their current jobs. They were followed by those from schools (92.4 percent of whom were satisfied); parks (92 percent); rec centers (90.8 percent); colleges (89.9 percent); and health clubs (89.1 percent).

Job satisfaction tended to be higher for those who were earning higher salaries. Some 96.9 percent of those earning $90,000 to $99,999, and 96.6 percent of those earning $100,000 or more said they were satisfied in their current jobs. In the middle salary ranges, more than nine out of 10 were satisfied, with 92.1 percent of those earning $80,000 to $89,999, 90.2 percent of those earning $70,000 to $79,999, and 93 percent of those earning $60,000 to $69,999 indicating they were satisfied. Among those earning $50,000 to $59,999, 89.8 percent were satisfied in their current jobs, and for those earning less than $50,000, 88.2 percent were satisfied.