The indicator shows the percentage of adult EU28 employees who enjoy above-average levels of satisfaction with their current job. Based on results of Cedefop's European skills and jobs survey. Respondents were asked to score, on a 0-10 scale, how satisfied they are with their job, where 0 means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied. The indicator measures the share of respondents with scores above 7 (the average).
Workers in higher-skilled jobs and industries tend to have greater levels of job satisfaction. Female workers are typically more satisfied than males. Although individuals with more education have higher levels of job satisfaction (compared to those with lower qualifications), this reflects their placement into higher-skilled/higher-wage jobs. When comparing workers in the same job, the higher-educated are less satisfied than those employees with lower qualifications, perhaps due to higher aspirations associated with attending more years of schooling. Job satisfaction is also typically higher for younger and older-aged workers, but declines among prime-aged workers.