In the 2009 Gallup poll of engagement and wellness, it was found that the highest scores in both these categories came from business owners and also forestry and farming workers. Even though both of these vocations had high scores on engagement and wellness, it was also determined that they work the longest hours and don't earn as much as other occupations.
The bottom line? Neither hours worked, nor monetary reward, predicts engagement or wellness. The things that these vocations do have in common is autonomy, meaningful work and the notion that effort equals reward. How do we harness these things in the workplace?