Millennials - most important job attributes in the United States, 2012

The statistic shows the job attributes that are most important to millennials in the United States in 2012. In 2012, 48 percent of millennials cited a competitive salary as an important job attribute.

Most important attributes when considering a job among millennials in the United States in 2012

Important attributesShare of respondents
Competitive salary48%
Benefits /health insurance, 401k, etc)43%
Work/life balance34%
Career advancement possibilities25%
Flexible working arrangements21%
Oppurtunities to learn20%
Variety of work to keep job interesting15%
Industry that the job is in15%
Oppurtunity to make a difference in people's lives15%
Oppurtunities to improve society as a whole9%
Corporate values that match my own6%
Use of the latest technology8%
None of these5%
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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

Februrary 2012

Number of respondents

n = 634

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

The question posed 'When considering a job that you would want, what are the 3 most important attributes which you considers? (Please select up to 3 responses).

Millennial generation = 643
Students = 224; Note that students are a sub-set of millennials.

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