With job openings on the rise and salaries soaring, the most rewarding jobs are often the ones that are considered difficult to land, according to a new study.
In fact, a number of top jobs are becoming more difficult to fill in the U.S. with more companies now offering perks like relocation, a new survey found.
“There are still jobs that can’t be filled with the right qualifications.
But they are getting harder to fill,” said the report by McKinsey and Company.
The survey, called The New Economy Job, looked at how jobs in every industry have changed since 2013.
It also examined what companies are paying workers, how much they’re paying and whether they’re making enough money.
It found that, over the last year, the median wage for full-time workers has risen by more than $500, but the median annual salary fell by $10,000, to $54,600.
The study also found that many companies are struggling to attract talent, with many leaving the field.
“It’s not just about hiring good people,” said McKinsey President and CEO Ed Kranish.
“It’s also about getting good value for your money.”
The survey found that about 70 percent of U.s. jobs were filled by 2015, up from 62 percent in 2011.
While many of these positions are still in high demand, many are now also getting harder and harder to find.
The report said that the median starting salary for a worker in 2016 was $47,800, but it dropped to $43,000 in 2021.
That was the first time the median salary fell to $40,400 in the last decade.
Kranish said that these jobs are increasingly harder to get than they used to be because of a number more perks that companies offer, including relocation, job security and vacation time.
Companies like Expedia, JetBlue and Amazon are all offering relocation packages, which are paid for with cash and are available for up to three years.
“These are the types of perks that have gotten to the point where people are leaving the workforce,” said Kranis.
“There’s not a lot of money to be made.
Companies have to get creative with their compensation packages to keep people.”
In addition, the survey found companies are spending more on salaries than ever.
More than half of companies reported that they spent more on employee compensation last year than they did in 2013.
Kronish said many companies have had to cut staff as they try to meet increased demand.
“We’ve had an incredible increase in employee turnover over the past three years, and that has forced companies to cut costs,” said Kronish.
The McKinsey report found that in 2016, about 15 percent of companies were shedding employees.
In 2021, that number rose to 17 percent.
The research found that the average salary for full time workers increased by $13,200, but that it was down $11,200 in 2021 compared to 2016.
“That means the median worker is seeing a bigger pay increase than the median full-timer,” said Kevin Cooley, an economist at the McKinsey Center for Entrepreneurship.