What do employees want most? R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Even if you're pulling down a fat paycheck, if you're earning it at a place where you're treated like dirt, chances are you'll want out.

A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found 72% of employees rank "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels" to be the most important factor in job satisfaction.

The other factors in the top 5 are trust between employees and senior management (64%); benefits (63%), compensation/pay (61%); and job security (59%).

As for the actual work itself? It ranked No. 11.

Of the more than 600 survey takers, 86% said they were satisfied with their jobs overall -- the highest level in a decade.

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The majority of survey takers indicated they were satisfied -- either very much so or somewhat -- in terms of the respect, trust, benefits, pay and job security at their current employers.

In terms of benefits, survey takers ranked paid time off as the most important, followed by health benefits, flexibility to balance life and work issues, defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s and family-friendly benefits.

The survey also indicated that more people saw pay increases in 2014. A full 63% of survey takers said they got a raise, up from 56% last year. And 50% said they got a bonus, up from 36%.

What are the top 5 factors that you need to be satisfied with your job? Does your current job make the grade? Let us know and you may be featured in a future CNNMoney story.

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