STUDY: Yes, your boss probably is happier than you are

Posted on: 3:13 pm, January 9, 2014, by and

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Pew Research Center report released Thursday found that bosses are more likely than workers to be satisfied with their family life, current job and financial situation.

Top managers are also more likely than non-managerial employees to say they are paid fairly for what they do, and less likely to be looking for a new job, according to the report.

The results are based on a survey of about 1,300 people working full- and part-time, which was conducted last October.

Among the findings:

Family life: The researchers found that 83 percent of bosses were very satisfied with their family life, compared with 74 percent of workers.

Current job: 69 percent of top managers said they were happy in their current job, compared with 48 percent of non-managers.

Financial situation: 40 percent of bosses were satisfied with their financial situation, compared with 28 percent of workers.

The researchers also said about 62 percent of bosses felt they got paid fairly for what they do, compared with 54 percent of workers. Only 12 percent of bosses said they were looking for a new job, compared to 23 percent of workers.