With economic conditions not having been so good for some time now, I think that many companies are not paying a really good cash dividend per share.
Unless you own a lot of shares in a dividend paying company, your quarterly dividend won't be so high. And remember that you need to pay tax on these dividends at the end of the year.
In many cases, the companies that offer dividends are not growing at a fast rate. They have done their growing and choose to give back some of the profit in the form of dividends to shareholders, rather than put their profits back into the company.
Those who own many shares of stocks are the ones who will benefit from dividends.