Most workers wish their employers would stuff a little extra cash in their stocking this season, but few think they will actually get it.
Only about a quarter, or 22 percent, of employed Americans expect to receive a holiday bonus and just 12 percent anticipate a pay raise this holiday season, according to a Bankrate.com report released Tuesday.
Most workers said a higher salary in 2016 was what they wanted most from their employer, followed by better health insurance, a better work/life balance, a new job and more vacation time.
Middle-income Americans struggling to make ends meet were the most likely to want a higher paycheck, according to Bankrate's report. But regardless of income level, more men than women expect to receive extra cash from their employer over the holidays — 29 percent versus 22 percent, respectively, Bankrate said.
Only 24 percent of companies offer nonperformance-based bonuses at the end of the year, according to a separate study by the Society of Human Resources.