Who loves their job?
Independent advisers continue to be happier at work than their colleagues who are employees of broker-dealers but the gap in job satisfaction among the two groups is narrowing.
The 2014 job satisfaction score of independent advisers dropped 16 points from a year earlier to an average of 778 (based on a 1,000-point scale). Meanwhile, job satisfaction among advisers employed by a broker-dealer climbed 26 points to an average of 721, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 advisers by J.D. Power Associates.
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By Minda Smiley