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Job Satisfaction 2018: A Tighter Labor Market Leads to Higher Job Satisfaction

August 2018 | Executive Summary

In this annual survey report, more workers reported satisfaction with their jobs than in previous years--marking the seventh year in a row of increased satisfaction. Improvement was especially strong in satisfaction with job security and wages, particularly for workers with household incomes below $75,000. Still, employers have room for improvement—especially in a tightening labor market—as satisfaction with promotion policies ranked at the bottom of job satisfaction components. This edition of the Job Satisfaction Survey includes detailed charts, plus tips for organizations facing recruitment and retention challenges and a look ahead to 2019.



Michelle Kan

Associate Director, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board


Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board


Allen Li

Associate Economist, CCI

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board


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