“Am I getting paid enough?” “How much do my co-workers make?” “What kind of salary should I ask for?”
Everyone asks these questions, and they’re important—you deserve to be compensated fairly for your work, especially when your skill set is in high demand. But if you’re anything like the tech professionals who participated in our research for the 2015 Inside Technology Market Report, money is only part of the equation.
According to our research, only 6% of survey respondents said they left to find a position with higher pay. The largest portion of them—25%—said they left for a new job that offered career development or advancement, and 12% left to find more interesting work and responsibilities.
Unhappy employees who responded to our survey said they were dissatisfied in their current roles because of management (27%), job responsibilities (23%), and workplace culture (20%). Only 13% of respondents said their salary was a primary reason for being unhappy in their job.
Lindsey Thorne, Greythorn’s Recruiting Manager for open source and big data, said matching up candidates and companies is more difficult than many realize because of these variables.
“It’s part math and matrix, but it’s also an art,” she explained. “If a candidate’s work style doesn’t match up to the company culture or the management style employed by leadership, there’s going to be a lot of unhappiness.”
Job satisfaction relies on much more than the number of zeroes on your paycheck. So ask if you’re getting paid enough or what you should make in your next role—our recruiters can even help you figure that out. But whether you’re considering a new job or re-evaluating the one you’re in, definitely take into consideration the company culture, management style, and job description.
If you want to see what other tech professionals are getting in terms of salary, benefits packages, and more, request a copy of our 2015 Inside Technology Market Report
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