A new poll shows communicators are happy at work and salary is only one reason
Communication must be a labor of love.
Turns out most communicators are happy with their jobs—and it isn’t because of the money.
A recent poll conducted by Ragan Communications and PollStream asked communicators if they were happy in their jobs. The majority (52 percent) of the poll’s 439 respondents said they are happy; 28 percent are “on the fence” and 20 percent want to quit immediately.
The poll revealed salary isn’t what makes them happy.
When asked if salary affects job satisfaction, 71 percent of respondents said, “It’s one piece of the bigger puzzle.” Twenty-five percent said “absolutely,” while five percent said, “Money isn’t what keeps me satisfied.”
Career counselor Mark Franklin, president of Toronto-based CareerCycles, said communicators’ desire for rewards other than high salary match an overall trend he’s noticed in the last 10 years.