That Jerk at Work May Get Paid More Than You

Author: Cindy Perman

The following is an excerpt from an article on that discusses Management Professor Tim Judge’s research on howagreeable workers earn significantly lower incomes than less agreeable ones.  To read the entire article visit: That Jerk at Work May Get Paid More Than You.

They say nice guys finish last and, despite your mom’s protests, that may actually be true.

New research that used "agreeableness" as the gauge found that men who ranked below-average on the agreeable scale actually get paid more than their nice-guy counterparts.

A lot more—18 percent, or nearly $10,000 a year, more, to be exact, according to the findings of researchers at Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Western Ontario.

And, no matter what people say about “mean girls,” when it comes to the workplace, women who score low on the agreeable chart earn about 5 percent, or nearly $2,000, more than their nice-girl counterparts.

But don’t go cursing the office jerk just yet.