Would you leave your job if you didn’t get the pay raise you’ve been angling for?
According to our latest survey, the vast majority of employees in Malta would not.
When asked if they would leave their job, the majority (63.9%) said no, while 32% said yes and 4% said they don’t know.
Men are slightly more inclined to leave their job than women (just 2.6% more likely), according to our survey.
Moreover, the age group of 31-40 is the most likely to leave their job if not given a raise: 38.5% would leave their job versus 58.9% who wouldn’t.
However, the responses do not indicate whether they would start looking for a job if they are not given the raise.
Interestingly, unskilled workers are the most likely to leave their job if they are not given the raise they want with 35% of respondents who identify as ‘Unskilled’ voting ‘yes’.
But what kind of salary raise do employees in Malta expect?
According to Keepmeposted’s survey, where we asked over 500 respondents, 42.2% want a 15% pay raise and another 32% expect a 25% pay raise. These are the largest chunks in the pie, but it’s worth considering that another 13.2% also expect a 10% pay raise.
These results are consistent between male and female respondents and when it comes to age groups but expectations are higher among those who consider themselves to be self-employed or who are higher up in the chain of command.
More than half of those who identify as Entrepreneur or self-employed believe they deserve a 25% pay increase. Another 11.3% in the same category believe they deserve a 50% increase.
Meanwhile, half of those in top-management selected that they deserve a 25% salary bump.
What about you? How much of a pay raise do you expect? And would you quit your job if you didn’t get it?