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August 18, 2008
Poll: More than Half of Workers Think They Are Underpaid

Workers are more likely to say they are underpaid for the work they do than say they are paid appropriately for the work they do, according to a Gallup Poll.

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The poll found that 51 percent of workers claimed they are underpaid for the work they do, compared with 46 percent of workers who say they are paid about the right amount for the work they do.

Three percent of workers admitted that they think they are overpaid for the work they do.

Lower-paid workers were more likely to say that they are underpaid. Among those who earn less than $75,000, 62 percent of respondents said they are underpaid, compared with 38 percent of workers who earn $75,000 or more.

Women (55 percent) were more likely than men (47 percent) to say they are underpaid for the work they do.

Gallup conducted the poll via telephone with 557 full-time and part-time workers.

Source: Gallup Poll

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