Employees' Low Pay Satisfaction: Possible Solutions? - CLEO Skip to main content


Question: How satisfied are employees with their pay in ESOP firms, and what are the possible solutions to employees’ low pay satisfaction?

Answer: In this group of nine ESOP firms, some employees report that they are paid an above-average wage, but some report they are paid a below-average wage. Those with a below-average wage are not satisfied with their pay. But ESOP, profit-sharing (PS), and gain-sharing (GS) help improve their pay satisfaction.