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
3.2
$26k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$83k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$36k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$64k
Agricultural worker
3.2
$30k
Commercial fisherman
3.1
$37k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$34k
Agricultural and food science technician
2.9
$41k

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?

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

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

468 agricultural workers

5 Star
16%

16% of agricultural workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of agricultural workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of agricultural workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of agricultural workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of agricultural workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do agricultural workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, agricultural workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most agricultural workers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

469 agricultural workers

5 Star
15%

15% of agricultural workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of agricultural workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of agricultural workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of agricultural workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of agricultural workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Agricultural workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.7/5. The majority of agricultural workers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

495 agricultural workers

5 Star
30%

30% of agricultural workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of agricultural workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of agricultural workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of agricultural workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of agricultural workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an agricultural worker’s work environment?

As a whole, agricultural workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of agricultural workers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an agricultural worker.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

496 agricultural workers

5 Star
30%

30% of agricultural workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of agricultural workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of agricultural workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of agricultural workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of agricultural workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are agricultural workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former agricultural workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.8/5. Agricultural workers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

498 agricultural workers

5 Star
15%

15% of agricultural workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of agricultural workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of agricultural workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of agricultural workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of agricultural workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars