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These are the 20 jobs people are most likely to quit soon

Sarah Jackson   

These are the 20 jobs people are most likely to quit soon
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More and more burnt-out employees are quitting their jobs.    Audtakorn Sutarmjam/EyeEm via Getty Images
  • 2022 was a year of high quit rates, not to mention "quiet quitting" and "acting your wage."
  • A new report from Payscale shows the 20 jobs people seem most likely to leave now or in the near future.

It was a year of mounting dissatisfaction at work. High quit rates persisted from the Great Resignation that began last year, and quiet quitting and acting your wage piled on.

But the quitting wave isn't over yet for these workers: An end-of-year jobs report from salary comparison site Payscale identified 20 jobs people are most likely to quit. The ranking is based on increases in the percentage of those employees seeking new roles in 2022 compared to last year.

Payscale notes that mandating returns to office may be driving resignations among workers in these jobs, many of which have been remote the past few years.

"Workplace flexibility has been shown to improve employee satisfaction, so rescinding this perk can be a major factor in employees' decisions to resign," said Lexi Clarke, VP of People at Payscale, in an accompanying press release. "Additionally, those that may still be working remotely are susceptible to the growing prevalence of burnout as work-from-home employees are increasingly expected to be available 24/7. Workers who remain in these positions (for now) are dissatisfied, and are likely to be 'quiet quitting.'"

Here are the jobs people appear most likely to quit soon:

  1. Senior Customer Service Representative
    National median pay: $44,400
    Salary growth: 7%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 65%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 19%
  2. Software Development Manager
    National median pay: $153,000
    Salary growth: 4%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 52%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 15%
  3. Creative Director
    National median pay: $97,400
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 57%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 15%
  4. Production Manager, Manufacturing
    National median pay: $77,200
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 48%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 14%
  5. Public Relations Specialist
    National median pay: $56,600
    Salary growth: 5%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 59%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 14%
  6. Medical Coding Specialist
    National median pay: $46,300
    Salary growth: 7%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 52%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 13%
  7. Human Resources Assistant
    National median pay: $40,800
    Salary growth: 5%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 55%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 12%
  8. Customer Success Manager
    National median pay: $81,400
    Salary growth: 3%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 61%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 12%
  9. Controls Engineer
    National median pay: $85,100
    Salary growth: 3%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 56%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 12%
  10. Human Resources Specialist
    National median pay: $53,800
    Salary growth: 5%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 62%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 12%
  11. Executive Assistant to CEO
    National median pay: $68,800
    Salary growth: 8%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 45%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 11%
  12. Marketing Specialist
    National median pay: $55,900
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 58%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 11%
  13. Quality Assurance Manager
    National median pay: $88,200
    Salary growth: 4%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 55%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 11%
  14. Payroll Manager
    National median pay: $74,200
    Salary growth: 2%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 52%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 11%
  15. Administrative Technician
    National median pay: $45,600
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 54%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 11%
  16. Facilities/Maintenance Supervisor
    National median pay: $56,300
    Salary growth: 4%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 57%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 10%
  17. Project Coordinator
    National median pay: $53,300
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 53%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 10%
  18. Senior Systems Engineer
    National median pay: $118,000
    Salary growth: 2%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 58%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 10%
  19. Production Operator
    National median pay: $40,300
    Salary growth: 8%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 58%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 10%
  20. Architectural Designer
    National median pay: $59,000
    Salary growth: 6%
    2022 "Seeking new job" rate: 50%
    Year-over-year increase in "Seeking new job" rate: 10%

Payscale's report also identified 20 jobs likely to survive a possible recession, based on wage growth. You can find that list here.




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