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Job satisfaction falls in GCC construction sector

Overall job satisfaction has seen a year-on-year decline within the GCC’s construction sector, according to the results of Construction Week’s 2016 Salary Survey

Overall job satisfaction within the GCC’s construction sector has fallen during the past 12 months, according to the results of <i>Construction Week</i>’s 2016 Salary Survey.
Overall job satisfaction within the GCC’s construction sector has fallen during the past 12 months, according to the results of <i>Construction Week</i>’s 2016 Salary Survey.

Overall job satisfaction within the GCC’s construction sector has seen a year-on-year decline, according to the results of Construction Week’s 2016 Salary Survey.

When asked to rate how satisfied they were with their employers – one being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest – last year’s respondents recorded an average rating of seven.

In contrast, the mean average rating of 2016’s participants fell to just above six.

When asked to describe their salaries within a regional context, this year’s respondents also tended to view their remuneration more negatively than in 2015.

Although the most popular description was ‘average’, as was the case last year, the 2016 survey recorded year-on-year increases in respondents who described their remuneration levels as ‘below average’ (24% in 2016, compared to 18.5% in 2015) and ‘well below average’ (8.4% in 2016, compared to just 1% in 2015).

While a larger proportion of participants described their salaries as ‘above average’ in 2016 than in 2015 (20% versus 16.5%, respectively), a smaller number considered their wages to be ‘well above average’ (2.8% in 2016, compared to 4.5% in 2015).

An in-depth analysis of CW’s 2016 Salary Survey will be included in issue 634 of Construction Week, which will be published on 3 December.

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