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Wages Predict Career Advancement Expectations, New Data Shows

Wages Predict Career Advancement Expectations, New Data Shows

Almost 30% of Israelis who make over $4,000 a month consider promotion possible, while only 11% of those who earn less than $1,700 do

Shahar Ilan | 15:23  18.11.2019
Wages predict career advancement expectations, new data released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) shows. According to a survey conducted by the bureau among workers, 28% of those earning at least NIS 14,000 (approximately $4,048) a month expected a promotion at work, while only 11% of those earning under NIS 6,000 (approximately $1,730) did.

The data also showed that advancement expectations varied according to sector, with 82% of software developers and analysts estimating promotion was a possibility, compared to 10% of drivers and caretakers and 5% of cleaning staff. Over 75% of police officers and correctional officers estimated promotion could be possible, with a similar number echoing the sentiment among academics.

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Of those aged 30 and over, 55% worked at only one workplace over the past decade, 28% worked at two, 11% at three, and 6% at four places or more. Jews tended to switch workplaces more often than Arabs with an Israeli citizenship—46% of Jews worked at two places or more compared to 32% of Arabs. No significant differences were reported between men and women.

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Sixty-six percent of those surveyed left their last workplace of their own volition, 25% were fired or let go due to cuts, and 8% retired due to age. Of those who left willingly, 21% left because they were unhappy, 20% left because they felt advancement opportunities were better elsewhere, 8% left to take care of kids, a family member, or the household, and 7% left due to a medical condition. On average, men tend to leave more due to dissatisfaction or a search for better promotion opportunities, while women are more inclined to leave to take care of a family member.

Sixty-five percent of those aged 30 and over who switched a workplace in the last decade are happier at their current workplace. When taking their reasons for leaving into account, 72% of those who left willingly are happier compared to 56% of those who were laid off. Of those who switched workplaces, 29% settled for a lower salary, and 32% for a longer commute.
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