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Money DOES Buy Happiness

New survey shows that Canadians with the highest-paying jobs are the most satisfied at work

Written by Mira Shenker

A recent survey by Monster.ca found that the highest-paid Canadian workers are the most content with their employment—70% of the highest-paid Canadians surveyed said they love or like their jobs a lot.

Mid-level earners were less hapy as a group, with 55% feeling content at work, and low earners were the least happy, with 44% saying they love or like their jobs a lot.

Canada’s younger workers are most likely to be unhappy at work, with 13% of those under the age of 25 confessing that they dislike their jobs and think they could do better. The further workers progress in their careers the more likely they are to be happy with their jobs (perhaps because their pay increases). The percentage of workers who say they like their job a lot increased with each age group questioned. Though 23% of 18 to 24 year-olds say they enjoy what they did for a living, this figure rose to 45% in 50 to 64 year-olds.

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While the best-paid are most satisfied with their jobs, the average Canadian worker is relatively happy at work. Monster.ca’s survey results show that Canadian workers are the most satisfied in the world. Nearly two thirds (64%) of Canadian workers love or like their job a lot and only 7% don’t like their current role.

American respondents fell on the opposite end of the spectrum, with 15% saying they didn’t like, or hated, their current role.

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com