HOW MUCH WILL I EARN? EXPECTATIONS VERSUS REALITY
Work is a very important part of human life. Young people think about their future employment on the labour market and choose their future jobs according to many criteria. Sometimes they choose according to the ﬁeld they are interested in, in other cases their choice could be inﬂuenced by their parents. Motivation for the job choice can be different, but very often the aspect of salary plays an important role, i.e. the salary, which one could expect in a given profession.
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Jana Šimsová, Alice Reissová
Expected salary, gross salary, salary advancement, university graduates, economics, social work, homogeneity test, odds ratio, logarithmic – linear models
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When choosing a career, the issue of the following employment on the labour market and related level of the salary plays an important role. There are many studies which deal with the ﬁndings with…více
When choosing a career, the issue of the following employment on the labour market and related level of the salary plays an important role. There are many studies which deal with the ﬁndings with respect to students’ expectations. The beneﬁt of our work is that we compare these expectations to the real offer by potential employers. In the framework of our research, we have chosen two different ﬁelds of studies, on the one hand the students of economics, who ﬁnd their employment in the entrepreneurial sphere, the second group was composed of students from social work, who target their careers at the area of social services and their employers will be predominantly nonproﬁt organisations. We took a look as to whether there are differences between the expectations and the reality concerning both the starting salary and its increase during the ﬁrst three years of employment and thereby grouped into two sections (proﬁt and non-proﬁt). Our conclusions reveal that the level of the salary depends on the ﬁeld studied. The levels of the salary offered in the proﬁt and non-proﬁt sectors signiﬁcantly differ. A signiﬁcant difference is also obvious in the possible salary advancements in the course of the ﬁrst three years of employment. The students of economics are more likely to estimate the level of their starting salary, but they count on faster advancements. On the other hand, potential employers of economics graduates do not offer such an increase. In the area of social work, i.e. in the non-proﬁt sector, the difference between the students’ expectations and the offers by their potential employers is even greater. The students from social work see their odds for higher salaries and their advancements more optimistically, than their potential employers are prepared to offer.