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Degree of satisfaction with own salary in Italy 2021

How satisfied do you think employees are with their salary?

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Release date

March 2021



Survey time period

January 2021

Number of respondents

2,039 respondents

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Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Da 0 a 10, quanto un lavoratore dipendente è soddisfatto della sua retribuzione?".
The source gives more detailed explanations of the characteristics:
Overall satisfaction: "I am overall satisfied of my salary"
Internal equity: "I am paid equally to my position and to my colleagues"
External competitiveness: "My salary is similar to the one that I could receive in similar firms (competitors, companies in similar sector with similar size)"
Performance and salary: "I am paid in proportion to my concrete contribution to the achievement of company objectives, and on the base of my department"
Transparency: "I am aware of the procedures and the criteria followed by the firms for rewards based on merit (promotion, bonus, raise...)"
Trust and understanding: "The reasons behind rewards based on merit in my companies are reasonable"
Meritocracy: "In my company, rewards based on merit really go to the employees that deserved them"

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