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Great Places to Work: Men vs. Women at Work

Who are more satisfied with their jobs—men or women? Boomers or their kids?

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Are men more content at work than women? Are baby boomers happier at the office than their kids?

More than 16,000 employees took our Great Places to Work survey. One question we asked: On a scale of one to ten, how satisfied are you with your job?

Here, broken down by gender and age, are the percentages of those who checked 9 or 10, the highest scores. These numbers reflect employee satisfaction at companies that filled out Great Places to Work surveys.

Percent who say they’re extremely satisfied with their jobs:

Women:              53 %
Men:                   57 %
Ages 18 to 24:      46 %
Ages 25 to 34:      49 %
Ages 35 to 44:      55 %
Ages 45 to 54:      62 %
Ages 55 and up:    69 %

 

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Executive Editor

Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986. She is the editor in charge of such consumer topics as travel, fitness, health, finance, and beauty, as well as the editor who handles such cover stories as Great Places to Work, Best of Washington, Day Trips, Hidden Gems, Top Doctors, and Great Small Towns. She lives in DC.

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