App developers 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, app developers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy app developers 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
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$117k
Industrial designer
3.5
$67k
Graphic designer
3.4
$39k

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

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

Are app developers happy with their salary?