This Study Describes the Average Millennial in 2013. Does It Define You?

By Danny Rubin

Are you average? No, of course not. You’re a Millennial and no one with this many trophies would ever be considered typical or run-of-the-mill.

Then again, maybe our generation does tend to hang out in the same places and do much of the same things. A new study by PayScale, experts in compensation data, and Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research company, has determined what we all have in common.

The 2013 report covers a range of topics: education, salary, workplace satisfaction and, of course, how many of us live with our parents. The findings suggest Millennials are struggling a bit and start their professional lives later than previous generations.

“The economy has delayed [Millennial] careers and their personal independence and forced them to work harder than previous generations just to catch up,” said Dan Schawbel, Founder of Millennial Branding and New York Times best-selling author of Promote Yourself. “They are taking on multiple jobs to pay back student loans and are being forced to create their own careers instead of relying on companies to do it for them.”

News To Live By turned the study into a neat little graphic. Do these stats characterize you?

Take a look and see for yourself.



Feature photo courtesy of itupictures (Flickr)


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