Executives are Happier than Rank-and-File, Report Finds
April 10, 2013
The government’s top executives are far happier with their jobs and pay than rank-and-file employees, according to a report released Wednesday.
Members of the Senior Executive Service rated their satisfaction higher across every category measured, including pay, fairness, empowerment and awards for performance, according to the Partnership for Public Service report.
While SES members scored 82.6 out of a possible 100 in overall satisfaction, all other federal employees scored a 64.0
The gap was highest in satisfaction with performance-based rewards and career advancement. SES members rated their satisfaction in these categories at 73.2 while that of all other federal employees was 44.7 — a 28.5 point gap.