Almost all U.S. employers have no plans to cut the compensation for staff who work remotely, according to a survey by Salary.com.
Ninety-five percent of employers polled will not lower salaries, the report found. That’s key, as an overwhelming number (83 percent) of those working remotely said they would quit their post if their employer cut their pay.
The poll also found that 94 percent of employees believe they should be compensated based on their skill set and not their location.
A majority of employers (97 percent) also would not lower employees’ compensation for working remotely on a partial basis, the study said.
The survey was conducted in May 2021, with 743 employer responses from organizations across the U.S.