Agricultural workers 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 workers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 47% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy agricultural workers 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
Dairy farmer
Agricultural engineer
Grain elevator worker
Soil and water conservationist
Agricultural worker
Commercial fisherman
Grounds maintenance worker
Agricultural and food science technician

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

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

Are agricultural workers happy with their salary?