Millennial women prioritize pay more than millennial men

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Millennials Job-Hopping: Money Isn't the Problem

Millennials have certainly earned a reputation for flaking on commitments and being chronic job-hoppers.

But instead of condemning them, perhaps it's more important to explore the exact reasons why they're so prone to leaving their jobs in the first place.

It's not necessarily a misconception that millennials, both men and women, care about work-life balance and finding a sense of purpose and meaning in their work—after all, that may be one of the largest held millennial stereotypes of all time.

But a new study from ICDE shows that these assumptions might actually be more incorrect than most thought, especially when it comes to what women favor over men and vice-versa.

Here are average millennial salaries across the US:

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Median personal income for all employees: $31,100

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $27,500

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,800

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $21,900

Median personal income for all employees: $38,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $23,300

Median personal income for all employees: $38,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $55,000

Median income for millennials: $43,000

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $37,000

Median income for millennials: $25,900

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,000

Median personal income for all employees: $37,500

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $21,000

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,400

Median income for millennials: $19,200

Median personal income for all employees: $45,000

Median income for millennials: $26,000

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,700

Median income for millennials: $19,300

Median personal income for all employees: $39,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,400

Median personal income for all employees: $32,900

Median income for millennials: $20,000

            

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $18,000

Median personal income for all employees: $34,400

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $21,000

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,200

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $31,900

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $36,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $32,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Median personal income for all employees: $32,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $36,000

Median income for millennials: $23,400

Median personal income for all employees: $37,200

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,700

Median personal income for all employees: $32,200

Median income for millennials: $21,000

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $34,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,500

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $19,000

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Median personal income for all employees: $37,000

Median income for millennials: $24,400

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The most surprising find from the study was that millennial women prioritize pay as their number one incentive for jumping jobs (65 percent of respondents), whereas the number one reason men will leave is that they don't feel as though their current company offers enough opportunities for learning development.

Though men saw higher pay as a top reason to jump from their jobs, it wasn't the top factor that would make them want to leave to go elsewhere.

SEE ALSO: This is the one thing millennials want most from a job

Both men and women tied on their rankings for their top three and four reasons for wanting to leave a job, those being "The work here is not as interesting and meaningful as I would like" and "There is not a fair balance between how hard I work and the compensation I receive," respectively.

Women included the notion of wanting to spend more time with their family as a top five reason for job-hopping, which was absent on the men's list.

Men also included the feeling of not fitting in with co-workers on their top five, whereas women did not.

For the full study, visit here.

Check out these 10 things millennials aren't spending their money on:

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1. Cable television

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2. Investments

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3. Mass-market beer

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4. Cars

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5. Homes

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6. Bulk goods from warehouse clubs

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7. Weddings

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8. Children

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9. Health insurance

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10. Anything recomended or reviewed by people they know

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