Worker Satisfaction Rises to 10-Year High

What's Hot

5 Reasons to Shop for a Home in DecemberFamily

Shoppers Boycott Businesses Selling Trump-Branded ProductsBusiness

Giving Thanks: Why Foreigners Find America AmazingAround The House

Why Washing Your Turkey Can Make You IllFamily

50 Best Gifts Under $25 for Everyone on Your ListFamily

Pay $2 and Get Unlimited Wendy’s Frosty Treats in 2017Family

What the Richest 1 Percent Earns in Every StateFamily

10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same SalaryGrow

The 10 Best Ways to Blow Your MoneyCredit & Debt

7 Foods That Can Lengthen Your LifeFamily

The 50 Hottest Toys of the Past 50 YearsFamily

New Email Phishing Scam Targets Amazon ShoppersMore

7 Government Freebies You Can Get TodayFamily

Find out what's turning frowns into smiles in America's workplaces.

Job satisfaction rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.

It’s also higher than it’s been any year since 2005, with 49.6 percent of U.S. workers now satisfied with their jobs.

That’s according to The Conference Board’s latest annual report on job satisfaction, which was released this week.

The nonprofit business research organization has been gauging worker satisfaction since 1987, partly because it provides insight into the national labor market and macroeconomic trends.

Report co-author Michelle Kan, associate director of Knowledge Organization at The Conference Board, says of the latest findings:

“The rise in workers’ job satisfaction is directly influenced by labor market improvements, and the latest annual job satisfaction trends mirror overall gains in the labor market. The rapidly declining unemployment rate, combined with increased hiring, job openings and quits, signals a seller’s market, where the employer demand for workers is greater than the available supply.”

In addition to satisfaction itself, the survey examined 23 factors that affect job satisfaction levels, such as wages and job security.

The factors with which workers are most satisfied this year are:

  1. Their colleagues
  2. Interest in their work
  3. Their supervisors
  4. The commute
  5. The physical workspace

The factors with which workers are least satisfied are:

  1. Promotion policies
  2. Bonus plans
  3. The performance review process
  4. Educational/job training programs
  5. Recognition/acknowledgement

For help improving your own job satisfaction, perhaps check out:

How would you rate your job satisfaction? Share your thoughts below or over on our Facebook page.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: 20 Industries, Jobs With the Most Optimistic Workers

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,775 more deals!