Survey: 45 Percent Would Cut Salary for Flexibility

By Staffing Analysts

Aug. 30, 2012

A survey released August 30 by Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing firm, found 45 percent of working adults are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work.

Working adults were willing to relinquish 8.6 percent of their salary compared to 5.8 percent amount of last year’s survey. Sixty-seven percent of working adults agreed that it is possible to “have it all” when it comes to work-life balance, and there is no significant difference here between women (68 percent) and men (66 percent).

Fifty-three percent of working adults reported they would get more work done if they had the ability to work from home occasionally, and 62 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds agreed.

Sixty percent of working adults agree that the state of the economy has no impact on their desire for increased flexibility at work.

The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mom Corps from July 26-30, 2012, among 2,207 adults ages 18 and older, of whom, 1,096 are “working adults” (employed full time and/or part time) and 309 are “working parents” (employed full time and/or part time and parent or legal guardian of children under 18 years old residing in their household).

Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management. To comment, email

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