CHICOPEE Mass. (WWLP) – Opinions vary among high school students as to what constitutes a salary that will make you successful.
A CareerBuilder survey found there’s a certain amount of money high school students feel they need to earn to be successful.
The results may surprise you. Teenagers are three times more likely than adults to say they need to make at least $200 thousand dollars a year to be successful; 62% said they’d need to make at least $70 thousand a year to feel successful.
High school students were also more likely to associate success with making a positive impact on someone’s life. However, when working Adults were asked to give a number that would make them feel successful, only 23% said $100 thousand or more.
The majority of high school students and current workers agreed that success in a career was the ability to provide a comfortable life for themselves and their families.
And it’s not all about the money. Both groups agreed that having a good balance between work and personal life is a defining factor of success.