It follows through that if an employee is motivated, that employee will tend to be more satisfied with his/ her job,.
A definition for job satisfaction : “The feeling of pleasure and achievement that you experience in your job when you know that your work is worth doing, or the degree to which your work gives you this feeling”
– Cambridge Dictionaries Online, dictionary.cambridge.org
People tend to confuse job satisfaction with motivation and even use them interchangeably. If motivation is the cause, then job satisfaction is the result; that feeling that one experiences from doing or even thinking about the job. It must be noted that sometimes there can be motivating factors such as money or status, but there is no job satisfaction – no feeling of pleasure.
According to a recent survey, job dissatisfaction is widespread and found across gender and income levels. A Forbes article describes a survey conducted in the U.S.A. and Canada that found only 19% of those surveyed were satisfied with their jobs.
Susan Adams: New Survey: Majority of Employees Dissatisfied, forbes.com
In another article in the Washington Post, a survey of 140 countries suggests that only 13% of the people surveyed liked going to work.
– Jane McGregor: Only 13% of people worldwide actually like going to work, washingtonpost.com