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Workers who quit pursuing work-life balance are now making more money, research says

March 10, 2022

Low payments, lack of opportunities for advancement and feeling disrespected at work made millions quit last year, looking for big career moves. Only in the United States, roughly 48 million quits were counted. 

What Pew Research Center found is that those who quit and are now employed elsewhere are more likely than not to say their current job has better pay, more opportunities for advancement and more work-life balance and flexibility.

Pew polled online February 7-13 nearly 1,000 people who voluntarily left their jobs in the past year. Here are the highlights:

  • Compared to their last job, 56% of respondents said they are now earning more money, 20% said their salary has stayed the same, and 24% said they are now earning less.
  • Since leaving their last job, 53% said they now have more opportunities for advancement, compared with 31% whose growth opportunities have remained the same and 16% who said they have declined.
  • More than half, 53%, said it is now easier for them to balance work and family responsibilities, compared with 29% who said it has stayed the same and 18% who said it has gotten more difficult.
  • College graduates are more likely than those with less education to say that compared with their last job, they are now earning more (66% vs. 51%) and have more opportunities for advancement (63% vs. 49%).


Source: Peter Research Center