Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
With the technological tether and longer hours becoming the norm, are people souring on their jobs because they’re overworked?
Even though 63% of those surveyed said they enjoy going to work most days, 45% said they do feel overworked on a regular basis. More women (48%) than men (40%) reported feeling overworked, but we found a more prominent difference when examining income level.
Those who make less than $40,000 a year are the most likely to avoid work stress, as only 37% said they feel overworked. But even though many would assume the richer you are the less worries you have, that doesn't appear to be true in our survey.
Of the people who earn at least $100,000 a year, an average of 43% report feeling overworked. The highest percentage of people who feel overworked are actually those who make between $80,000 and $100,000 a year, with 55%.