Air weapons specialists are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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 weapons specialists rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 17% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy air weapons specialists 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
Sailor
2.9
$47k
Control center specialist
2.9
$37k
Artillery crew member
2.8
$35k
Power engineer
2.8
$64k
Marine electrician
2.8
$77k
Machinist
2.7
$48k
Hazardous materials removal worker
2.6
$46k
Recreational vehicle service technician
2.6
$44k

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

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

Are air weapons specialists happy with their salary?

Air weapons specialists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.4/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most air weapons specialists having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

33 air weapons specialists

5 Star
18%

18% of air weapons specialists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of air weapons specialists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
42%

42% of air weapons specialists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of air weapons specialists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of air weapons specialists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do air weapons specialists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, air weapons specialists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked air weapons specialists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

33 air weapons specialists

5 Star
9%

9% of air weapons specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of air weapons specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of air weapons specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of air weapons specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of air weapons specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as air weapons specialists?

Air weapons specialists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of air weapons specialists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked air weapons specialists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

38 air weapons specialists

5 Star
21%

21% of air weapons specialists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
47%

47% of air weapons specialists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of air weapons specialists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of air weapons specialists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of air weapons specialists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an air weapons specialist’s work environment?

As a whole, air weapons specialists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked air weapons specialists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

38 air weapons specialists

5 Star
21%

21% of air weapons specialists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of air weapons specialists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of air weapons specialists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of air weapons specialists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of air weapons specialists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are air weapons specialists making the best use of their abilities?

Former air weapons specialists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.9/5. Air weapons specialists tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

38 air weapons specialists

5 Star
16%

16% of air weapons specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of air weapons specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of air weapons specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
32%

32% of air weapons specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of air weapons specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars