Person emptying wallet Among survey respondents, 43 percent say that their “side jobs” bring in half or more of their total income.

Workers may say they’re happy with their current jobs, but that doesn’t hold water once they’re asked about their pay. And they’re burning out at a high rate, with plenty of them working side jobs or considering adding a gig to their regular employment.

In fact, according to Skye Learning’s second annual Work Confidence study, 74 percent of American workers experience burnout, with younger workers burning out at a noticeably higher rate than workers over 45. Despite this, not only are a third already working a gig job or a side hustle, but 29 percent say they’re considering joining the gig economy. And almost half of workers say they work between 8 and 12 hours a day.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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