Control Engineering job satisfaction poll results: Feeling of accomplishment

Most important factors adding to job satisfaction were "feeling of accomplishment" and "technical challenge," according to an April poll of visitors to the Control Engineering web site.


Most important factors adding to job satisfaction were "feeling of accomplishment" and "technical challenge," according to an April 2010 poll of visitors to The mechanical engineering career and salary survey, the Control Engineering April 2010 cover story feature article, invited readers to go online during April and take a poll about job satisfaction.

The poll was open to any site visitor so wasn’t limited to those with mechanical engineering background, as were respondents to the cover story survey.

Here are the Control Engineering site poll results for April.

What is the most important factor adding to job satisfaction.

  • Feeling of accomplishment   42%
  • Technical challenge   22%
  • Salary   13%
  • Advancement opportunities   10%
  • Job security   6%
  • Benefits   4%
  • Relationships with coworkers   4%
  • Other   2%

Also read the cover story and see salary survey results:

Mechanical Engineering Career Assessment 

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering,

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