I found this CNN/Money story reporting study findings by two economists who say that trust in management is equivalent to a 36% raise. The article refers to a study by John Helliwell and Haifang Huang titled How's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace ($5 for full-text of study). Here's the wonky abstract (emphasis mine):
The well-being results show strikingly large values for non-financial job characteristics, especially workplace trust and other measures of the quality of workplace social capital. The compensating differentials estimated for the quality of workplace social capital are so large as to suggest that they do not reflect a full equilibrium. Thus the current situation probably reflects the existence of unrecognized opportunities for managers and employees to alter workplace environments, or for workers to change jobs, so as to increase both life satisfaction and workplace efficiency.
If only I could convince my mortgage person that my income will jump considerably more than what will be reflected in my new paycheck.