American sign language interpreters 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, american sign language interpreters rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 25% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy american sign language interpreters 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
Life coach
4.1
$47k
Embalmer
3.9
$48k
Sewer
3.9
$30k
Seamstress
3.7
$26k
American sign language interpreter
3.6
$49k
Clergy
3.6
$50k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Recreation worker
3.4
$30k

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

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

Are american sign language interpreters happy with their salary?

American sign language interpreters rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.4/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most american sign language interpreters having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked american sign language interpreters how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

172 american sign language interpreters

5 Star
22%

22% of american sign language interpreters rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of american sign language interpreters rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of american sign language interpreters rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of american sign language interpreters rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of american sign language interpreters rated their compensation 1 stars

Do american sign language interpreters find their jobs meaningful?

On average, american sign language interpreters rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.7/5. Unlike many careers, american sign language interpreters have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become american sign language interpreters.

We asked american sign language interpreters how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

181 american sign language interpreters

5 Star
30%

30% of american sign language interpreters rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of american sign language interpreters rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of american sign language interpreters rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of american sign language interpreters rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of american sign language interpreters rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as american sign language interpreters?

American sign language interpreters rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of american sign language interpreters find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked american sign language interpreters how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

199 american sign language interpreters

5 Star
31%

31% of american sign language interpreters rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of american sign language interpreters rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of american sign language interpreters rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of american sign language interpreters rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of american sign language interpreters rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an american sign language interpreter’s work environment?

As a whole, american sign language interpreters rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of american sign language interpreters enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an american sign language interpreter.

We asked american sign language interpreters how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

197 american sign language interpreters

5 Star
29%

29% of american sign language interpreters rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of american sign language interpreters rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of american sign language interpreters rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of american sign language interpreters rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of american sign language interpreters rated their work environment 1 stars

Are american sign language interpreters making the best use of their abilities?

Former american sign language interpreters on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.7/5. Most american sign language interpreters surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an american sign language interpreter, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked american sign language interpreters how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

197 american sign language interpreters

5 Star
28%

28% of american sign language interpreters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of american sign language interpreters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of american sign language interpreters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of american sign language interpreters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of american sign language interpreters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars