Increase in superannuation or salary

Sep 16, 2014

Q. Which would you rather have – a salary increase or an increase in superannuation contributions – or does it make no difference to you? 

 

Total

 

Income less than $1,000

pw

Income $1,000-$1,600

pw

Income over $1,600

pw

 

Work full time

Work part time

Salary increase

42%

40%

46%

39%

44%

36%

Super contributions

29%

28%

28%

32%

30%

26%

No difference to me

23%

24%

23%

22%

21%

32%

Don’t know

6%

8%

4%

6%

5%

9%

Based on fulltime and part-time employees. Sample = 565

42% of workers said they work prefer a salary increase, 29% an increase in super contributions and 23% said it would make no difference.

There were not major differences across income groups. However, part-time workers were a little more likely to say it makes no difference and a little less likely to prefer a salary increase.

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