Arbitrators 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, arbitrators rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 31% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy arbitrators 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
Clergy
3.6
$50k
Legislator
3.5
$37k
Arbitrator
3.5
$49k
Hearing officer
3.5
$103k
Lobbyist
3.4
$50k
Political scientist
3.4
$123k
Court reporter
3.0
$57k

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

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

Are arbitrators happy with their salary?

Arbitrators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Arbitrators tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

65 arbitrators

5 Star
11%

11% of arbitrators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of arbitrators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
37%

37% of arbitrators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of arbitrators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of arbitrators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do arbitrators find their jobs meaningful?

On average, arbitrators rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

70 arbitrators

5 Star
23%

23% of arbitrators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of arbitrators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
39%

39% of arbitrators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of arbitrators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of arbitrators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

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

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

73 arbitrators

5 Star
36%

36% of arbitrators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of arbitrators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of arbitrators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of arbitrators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of arbitrators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an arbitrator’s work environment?

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

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

73 arbitrators

5 Star
18%

18% of arbitrators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of arbitrators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
40%

40% of arbitrators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of arbitrators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of arbitrators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are arbitrators making the best use of their abilities?

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

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

72 arbitrators

5 Star
28%

28% of arbitrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

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

3 Star
25%

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

2 Star
7%

7% of arbitrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of arbitrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars