Workers prefer benefits over more pay

The American Institute of CPAs released the results of its “2018 Employee Benefit Report” this week, which polled 2,026 U.S. adults (1,115 of whom are employed) about their views on workplace benefits. The report found that   80% of workers would choose a job with benefits over an identical job that offered 30 percent more salary with no benefits.

Employed adults estimated that their benefits represented 40 percent of their total compensation package, according to the study. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, though, states that benefits average 31.7 percent of a compensation package. Still, workers in the report see benefits as a vital part of their professional lives.

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