Aerospace engineers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, aerospace engineers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy aerospace engineers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k
Mechatronics engineer
3.5
$99k
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$117k
Biochemical engineer
3.5
$99k
Aerospace engineer
3.4
$110k
Wind energy engineer
3.4
$99k
Naval architect
3.4
$92k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are aerospace engineers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do aerospace engineers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as aerospace engineers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are aerospace engineer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are aerospace engineers making the best use of their abilities?

Are aerospace engineers happy with their salary?