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Salary, career advancement are chief motivators
A little more than 65% of respondents cited salary as the No. 1 factor in their choice of job. Career advancement was the second reason cited by respondents for changing or taking a new job.
When asked about the least important factors in their job choice, benefits (43.3%) and location (25.4%) landed at the bottom of the priority list.
Only 1.3% of respondents voted salary as their least important factor.
MOST IMPORTANT/LEAST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN JOB CHOICE
Enlarge MOST IMPORTANT/LEAST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN JOB CHOICE diagram.
When choosing a job, salary trumps all other considerations.
Career advancement ranks second in considerations, while location and benefits competed for least important factors.
“My salary is representative of a commitment the company has to IT.”
This was first published in November 2011