Art teachers 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, art teachers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 39% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy art teachers 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
Seamstress
3.7
$26k
Costume attendant
3.4
$48k
Graduate teaching assistant
3.4
$33k
Gaffer
3.4
$36k
Art teacher
3.4
$34k
Librarian
3.3
$59k
Nanny
3.3
$27k

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

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

Are art teachers happy with their salary?

Art teachers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Art teachers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

612 art teachers

5 Star
12%

12% of art teachers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of art teachers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of art teachers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of art teachers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of art teachers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do art teachers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, art teachers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.4/5. Unlike many careers, art teachers have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become art teachers.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

613 art teachers

5 Star
23%

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

4 Star
27%

27% of art teachers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of art teachers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of art teachers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of art teachers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

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

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

611 art teachers

5 Star
37%

37% of art teachers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of art teachers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of art teachers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of art teachers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of art teachers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an art teacher’s work environment?

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

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

613 art teachers

5 Star
26%

26% of art teachers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of art teachers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of art teachers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of art teachers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of art teachers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are art teachers making the best use of their abilities?

Former art teachers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most art teachers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

613 art teachers

5 Star
24%

24% of art teachers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of art teachers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of art teachers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of art teachers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of art teachers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars