Nearly Half Of All Executives Unhappy At Work — July 12, 2007 — Despite larger compensation packages and a greater emphasis on retention sweeping across Corporate America, a recent survey conducted by ExecuNet, the leading executive career, business, and recruiting network reveals executive job satisfaction levels remain dangerously low as companies struggle to keep their management teams intact.

According to a survey of 2,149 executives with an average salary of $221,000, 48 percent report they are not satisfied or somewhat unsatisfied with their current job. Among those who are unhappy at work, more than half (52 percent) are preparing to leave their company within the next 12 months.

“Given the pace at which companies are hiring executive-level talent this year, disgruntled executives won’t have to look far in search of greener pastures,” says Dave Opton, CEO and Founder of ExecuNet.

The survey reveals job satisfaction levels vary considerably across professions:

Percentage of Executives Satisfied
With Current Job

Human Resources


General Management




More at ExecuNet – Executive Job Search, Networking & Career Advancement


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Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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