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
Biomedical engineer
3.4
$88k
Geodesist
3.3
$63k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$81k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$35k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$63k
Marine engineer
3.2
$92k
Agricultural worker
3.2
$28k

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?