Beijing white-collar workers were more satisfied with their work and life than their counterparts in other large Chinese cities in 2016, despite facing limited promotion1 opportunities, intense competition and choking smog, according to a new report by the Chinese human resources website Zhaopin.com.
The report said the average score for job satisfaction given by 2,247 white-collar workers in the capital was 2.45 out of 5 - higher than the national average and those given by their counterparts in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Beijing workers said they were most satisfied with interpersonal relationships in their work, which scored 3.05, the report said.
The satisfaction with promotions2 in Beijing, at an average of 1.98, rated the lowest in the five surveyed categories but was slightly higher than last year. The other categories were salary, welfare, training and learning opportunities, and interpersonal relationships.
Three-fifths of the surveyed workers said they had no promotion opportunities in 2016. More than 37% thought the management system in their companies was the most important factor for promotion, while 11.6% thought their own efforts mattered more.
The report also found that Beijing white-collar workers were the most satisfied with their life, with a score of 2.47 - 0.13 higher than the national average. The average monthly salary in Beijing was 9,835 yuan ($1,415), followed by Shanghai, with 9,720 yuan.
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