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UK workers unhappy with their salary


A new survey has revealed that 70% of workers believe they will never earn their ideal salary in their current job.

The research of 4,500 workers by online recruiters found that the country’s ideal salary is £38,000, with 41% of people saying they will keep moving jobs in order to achieve their ideal pay packet.

In addition, three out of 10 workers are unhappy with the amount of money they earn at the moment, while 19% feel underpaid for their job.

When it comes to pay rises, 27% admitted they have never had a rise, while a third have waited a year or more since their last increase.

Yet 51% claimed to be too embarrassed to discuss pay in their job interview or request a pay rise in their current jobs.

Keith Potts, CEO of, said: “Far from wanting to be millionaires, Brits have a fairly realistic annual salary in mind that they’d like to earn. The key to negotiating a good salary at interview or with your current employer is having the confidence to show what your skills and expertise are worth.”

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