Job Satisfaction Survey Norms

American Samples

Corrections

Education (Primary/secondary includes teachers in some samples).

Higher education

Manufacturing

Medical (Mostly nurses and technicians)

Mental health

Nurses

Police

Retail

Social services

Private sector

Public sector

Nonprofit sector

Total U.S.

Note: US norms are not representative of the US population. They contain an over-abundance of public sector, and medical/mental health organizations which tend to exhibit lower job satisfaction than private sector or other types of work.

Non US Samples

Canada

UK

All NonUS samples

Note: Norms are shown for countries with at least 6 samples, and as with the US, they are not representative of their respective countries. The overall nonUS norms are not very meaningful given the wide range of countries and sample characteristics.

Copyright Paul E. Spector, All rights reserved, Last modified July 14, 2011.