A recent survey shows that both students and employees believe success is linked to high income and believe they will need to earn more than current workers to be considered successful.
CareerBuilder conducted the national online survey of over 200 high school seniors and 3,000 full time workers in various industries and companies across the USA.
25 percent of current workers said they would find earning less than $50,000 a year to be acceptable. However only 18 percent of the high school students surveyed said they would find that salary an indicator of success.
A different question asked if an annual salary between $50,000 and $70,000 would mean success. 18 percent of high school students said it would, and 30 percent of people currently employed agreed.
The big surprise was that over one fifth of the high schoolers said that successful means earning a salary between $100,000-$150,000 annually. Only 15 percent of current workers agreed.