The Countries With the Happiest Employees (Infographic)

Find out where your country falls on the employee happiness meter.
The Countries With the Happiest Employees (Infographic)
Image credit: Tara Moore | Getty Images

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
2 min read

From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than others.

Scoring a 7.5 out of 10 on the employee happiness meter, Denmark takes the cake for one of the best countries to work in. On average, people work 37 hours a week and get 100 percent paid sick leave for 30 days out of the year.

Related: Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

The United States isn’t too far off either, placing sixth place among the 20 listed countries. With an overall 7.1 score for employee happiness, an average 40-hour workweek and an average annual salary of $57,000. Although here’s where it may have lost some points: the U.S. does not have any legal obligation in place requiring employers to provide paid sick leave.

To the contrary, South Africa comes in last of the 20 countries, with a 4.4 employee happiness rating. Maybe that’s because people are working long hours -- on average, a worker in South Africa spends nine hours a day at his or her job. Not only that, but the average annual wage for workers is only $25,000.

To learn more, check out ACA’s infographic below.

More from Entrepreneur

We created the SYOB course to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey. You can now sign up for just $99, plus receive a 7-day free trial. Just use promo code SYOB99 to claim your offer.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Are you paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.

Latest on Entrepreneur