Study: 40% Of Americans Think They Have A Good Job

Zinger Key Points
  • Teaching jobs were most popular with women and respondents aged 41 or older.
  • Low earning was the most common source of occupational irritation.

Not everybody loves their job, but a new study by has confirmed there are certain occupations where people really, really, really hate their jobs.

What Happened: In a survey of more than 1,000 adults focused on the 25 most common jobs, the top five ranked professions were:

  • Software developer – annual mean wage: $120,990
  • Lawyer – annual mean wage: $148,030
  • Teacher – annual mean wage: $36,460 – $133,310
  • Administrative assistant – annual mean wage: $41,080 – $66,870
  • Nurse – annual mean wage: $123,780

On the flip side, the five lowest ranked professions were:

  • Cleaner – annual mean wage: $29,580 – $38,530
  • Waiter/Waitress – annual mean wage: $29,010
  • Janitor – annual mean wage: $31,860
  • Laborer – annual mean wage: $31,440 – $44,130
  • Truck driver – annual mean wage: $42,630 – $50,340

The survey found that only 40% of the respondents believed they have a good job.

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What Else Happened: Among the top and bottom ranked professions, teaching was the most popular for women and respondents aged 41 or older, while younger respondents mostly favored being a lawyer and for self-identified political independents.

Being a software developer was the most popular job for males and Democrats, while Republicans voted for nurse as the best job. And four of the five top jobs required at least a bachelor’s degree.

As for the reasons why people despise their work, the top reasons included low earnings (42%), working with customers (39%), the negative atmosphere at work (37%), doing a meaningless job (37%) and work monotony (36%).

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