Air crew officers 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, air crew officers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 36% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy air crew officers 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
Aviation inspector
3.5
$80k
Ship captain
3.5
$82k
Air crew officer
3.4
$202k
Explosives worker
3.4
$50k
Air traffic controller
3.3
$130k
Air crew member
3.3
$36k
Transit police officer
3.2
$65k

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

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

Are air crew officers happy with their salary?

Air crew officers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.8/5. The majority of air crew officers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked air crew officers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

79 air crew officers

5 Star
35%

35% of air crew officers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of air crew officers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of air crew officers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of air crew officers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of air crew officers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do air crew officers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, air crew officers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.4/5. Unlike many careers, air crew officers have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become air crew officers.

We asked air crew officers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

80 air crew officers

5 Star
28%

28% of air crew officers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of air crew officers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of air crew officers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of air crew officers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of air crew officers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as air crew officers?

Air crew officers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of air crew officers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked air crew officers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

85 air crew officers

5 Star
39%

39% of air crew officers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of air crew officers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of air crew officers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of air crew officers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of air crew officers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an air crew officer’s work environment?

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

We asked air crew officers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

86 air crew officers

5 Star
27%

27% of air crew officers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of air crew officers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of air crew officers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of air crew officers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of air crew officers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are air crew officers making the best use of their abilities?

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

We asked air crew officers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

86 air crew officers

5 Star
21%

21% of air crew officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of air crew officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of air crew officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of air crew officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of air crew officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars