Agricultural engineers are about average in terms of happiness.

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, agricultural engineers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 49% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy agricultural 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
Geodesist
3.3
$62k
Rigger
3.3
$48k
Energy auditor
3.2
$75k
Dairy farmer
3.2
$26k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$83k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$36k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$64k
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$77k
Marine engineer
3.2
$93k

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

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

Are agricultural engineers happy with their salary?

Agricultural engineers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most agricultural engineers having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked agricultural engineers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

56 agricultural engineers

5 Star
7%

7% of agricultural engineers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of agricultural engineers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of agricultural engineers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of agricultural engineers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of agricultural engineers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do agricultural engineers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, agricultural engineers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked agricultural engineers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

56 agricultural engineers

5 Star
21%

21% of agricultural engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of agricultural engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of agricultural engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of agricultural engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of agricultural engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as agricultural engineers?

Agricultural engineers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of agricultural engineers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked agricultural engineers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

60 agricultural engineers

5 Star
37%

37% of agricultural engineers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of agricultural engineers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of agricultural engineers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
2%

2% of agricultural engineers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of agricultural engineers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an agricultural engineer’s work environment?

As a whole, agricultural engineers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of agricultural engineers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an agricultural engineer.

We asked agricultural engineers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

61 agricultural engineers

5 Star
25%

25% of agricultural engineers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of agricultural engineers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of agricultural engineers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of agricultural engineers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of agricultural engineers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are agricultural engineers making the best use of their abilities?

Former agricultural engineers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most agricultural engineers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an agricultural engineer, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked agricultural engineers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

61 agricultural engineers

5 Star
21%

21% of agricultural engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of agricultural engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of agricultural engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of agricultural engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of agricultural engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars