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Study: Bosses Happier Than Workers [AUDIO]

A new report finds that while it may be lonely at the top, it is nevertheless a happy place.

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The survey from the Pew Research Center found bosses are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation compared to  non-managerial employees.

“What we found is that bosses on a range of measures are doing quite a bit better and have far more positive views than workers,” said Rich Morin, a senior editor at Pew.

Better than eight in 10 bosses think it’s a wonderful life, compared to seven in 10 non-managerial workers who are satisfied with their status and life.

Bosses are also a lot more content with their financial situation. “They’re far more likely to say they are paid fairly in comparison to workers,” Morin said.  In fact, bosses were more likely than workers to report household incomes topping $75,000 a year.

The survey of 1,300 people found only one in 10 bosses are seeking greener pastures, and they tend to be younger and less established in their career.  The older, more established managers are farther along in their careers and less likely to “change horses” in their career race.

Overall sixty-nine percent of top managers said they were happy with their current job.

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