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The purpose of my paper is to examine the impacts of workplace-related benefits on the job satisfaction of salaried workers in the U.S. labor market. In so doing, I also compare and contrast job satisfaction of the female and male workers as well as that of the white and non-white workers. Literature on gender, work and occupation underpins the impact of workplace benefits and policies on the well-being of the workers. The literature also suggests that this well-being varies across gender and race. Using this theoretical background, I ask: (1) Is there any difference in job
satisfaction between female and male workers? (2) Is there any difference in job-satisfaction between white and non-white workers? and (3) What are the impacts of workplace benefits on the job satisfaction of the workers? Using the data from the National Study of Changing Workforce (2002), I define workplace benefits as the workers’ ‘workplace autonomy,’ ‘personal benefits’ and, ‘child care benefits.’ I conduct quantitative methods of analyses and the findings show that job satisfaction significantly varies across gender and race. And workplace autonomy and personal benefits have considerable impacts on the job satisfaction of the workers. I interpret the results in terms of the gendered and racial perspectives on job satisfaction.