According to a survey published by Career Builder in July of this year there is a price tag on job satisfaction. They surveyed people nationwide to find out at what point they would consider their salary to be enough for them to be happy with their job.


The tipping point for the country as a whole is $75,000. In most parts of the country this represents the figure that affords people a decent lifestyle and the ability to save for a secure future.

It’s worth noting that according to the Social Security Administration The national average wage index for 2013 was $44,888.16 – which means there are a lot of people earning less than the salary that would make them satisfied with their pay.

In expensive areas, the number may also be significantly higher than $75,000.

I was fascinated by this survey, it seems that even if money can’t buy you love, it can buy you job satisfaction!

How much would make you happy with your job?