Animal nutritionists 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, animal nutritionists rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy animal nutritionists 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
Dog walker
3.7
$26k
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Animal scientist
3.5
$65k
Veterinary assistant
3.5
$30k
Agronomist
3.4
$42k

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

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

Are animal nutritionists happy with their salary?

Animal nutritionists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Animal nutritionists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked animal nutritionists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

23 animal nutritionists

5 Star
17%

17% of animal nutritionists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of animal nutritionists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of animal nutritionists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
30%

30% of animal nutritionists rated their compensation 2 stars

Do animal nutritionists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, animal nutritionists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. While most animal nutritionists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked animal nutritionists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

24 animal nutritionists

5 Star
21%

21% of animal nutritionists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of animal nutritionists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of animal nutritionists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of animal nutritionists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as animal nutritionists?

Animal nutritionists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of animal nutritionists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked animal nutritionists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

25 animal nutritionists

5 Star
32%

32% of animal nutritionists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of animal nutritionists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of animal nutritionists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of animal nutritionists rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is an animal nutritionist’s work environment?

As a whole, animal nutritionists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of animal nutritionists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an animal nutritionist.

We asked animal nutritionists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

25 animal nutritionists

5 Star
28%

28% of animal nutritionists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of animal nutritionists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of animal nutritionists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of animal nutritionists rated their work environment 2 stars

Are animal nutritionists making the best use of their abilities?

Former animal nutritionists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most animal nutritionists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an animal nutritionist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked animal nutritionists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

24 animal nutritionists

5 Star
25%

25% of animal nutritionists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of animal nutritionists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of animal nutritionists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of animal nutritionists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of animal nutritionists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars