How Much of Your Salary Would You Be Willing to Give Up for More Flexible Hours
We all dream about working from home, or four-day work weeks, or setting our own hours. But would you be willing to take a pay cut to make it happen?
The majority of the country says . . . no. PR Newswire reports that42% say YES. That’s two out of five working adults.
The average person would be willing to give up about 6% of their salary for more flexibility at work. With a $50,000-a-year job, that’s a $3,000 pay cut.
Men are actually twice as likely as women to say they’d give up more of their salary. 12% of men would give up 10% of their salary for more flexibility . . . only 6% of women would give up 10% of their salary for that flexibility.
People 18-to-34 are more than three times more likely than older workers to be willing to give up 10% of their salary for more flexibility.
For what it’s worth . . . if you run a company and actually set people’s salaries, you may get better workers for cheaper if you offer slightly less money for more flexibility.