Share of workers reporting different levels of schedule flexibility, by pay status and pay bracket

 “How often are you allowed to change your starting and quitting times on a daily basis?”
All workers
Never/rarely Sometimes Often Total
All (n=2,388)  47%  19% 34%  100%
Less than $22,500  57%  17% 26% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999  52%  23%  25%  100%
$40,000 – $49,999  47% 22%  32% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999  26% 15%  37%  100%
$60,000 and over  19% 20% 55%  100%
Salaried workers
Never/rarely Sometimes Often Total
All salaried (n=900) 36%  21%  43%  100%
Less than $22,500 (12%) 49% 18% 33% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 (22%) 47% 21% 32% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 (17%) 45% 22% 33% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 (12%) 42% 14% 45% 100%
$60,000 and over (37%) 20% 23% 57% 100%
Hourly workers
Never/rarely Sometimes Often Total T-test
All hourly (n=1,219) 61%  20%  19%  100%
Less than $22,500 (48%) 66% 17% 17%  100% ***
$22, 500 – $39,999 (29%) 58% 25% 18%  100% **
$40,000 – $49,999 (9%) 56% 24% 20%  100% *
$50,000 – $59,999 (6%) 65% 18% 17%  100%
$60,000 and over (9%) 52% 18% 30%  100%

*** p<.001
** p<.01
* p<.05

Notes: Pay levels, which reflect respondents reported income from work in the previous year from working, are in 2006 dollars. This table does not provide a breakdown for "Other" workers, a category which includes independent contractors, independent consultants, and freelance workers. Shares shown may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: General Social Survey Quality of Worklife Supplement (NIOSH) pooled years 2006 and 2010

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