Eighty-one percent of U.S. employees report feeling overall satisfied in regards to their current positions, according to the 2012 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Research Report by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Despite this, fewer than four out of 10 employees say they are very satisfied when it comes to the elements that have the greatest impact on how they feel about work. This includes opportunities to use skills and abilities, job security, compensation and pay, communication with senior management and relationship with immediate supervisor.

During this survey's 10-year history, employees' workplace satisfaction has moved up and down. Although satisfaction has dropped since its record high at 86 percent in 2009, it is still four percentage points above its low of 77 percent in 2002.

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