Results of 2016 LinkedIn Job Fulfillment Survey

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LinkedIn surveyed over 1,000 US professionals to determine their level of job satisfaction and found some interesting results. Apparently, Charlotte has the most satisfied white collar workers with 65% of them feeling fulfilled at work.

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Charlotte is followed in the most satisfied list by Boston, Indianapolis, New York City and Denver.

Career Fulfillment

Chefs apparently are the most fulfilled professionals, with 84% saying so in the survey:

  1. Chef - 84% fulfilled
  2. Real Estate Agent - 75% fulfilled
  3. Doctor - 68% fulfilled
  4. IT Consultant & Support - 59% fulfilled
  5. Architect - 58% fulfilled
Fulfillment Factors

Not surprisingly, a persons salary ranks as the number one factor in job satisfaction:

  1. Salary
  2. Positive relationships with colleagues
  3. Doing work that has a positive impact
  4. Work-life balance
  5. Feeling challenged at work

The survey also looked at age ranges and didn't find much of a difference in fulfillment between age groups. Interestingly, young people age 16 - 24 were the most fulfilled (58%). Perhaps that's because the full brunt of life and all of its bills hasn't caught up with many of those in this group just yet.

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