Audio engineers are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, audio engineers rate their career happiness 3.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 12% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy audio engineers 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
Musician
4.1
$57k
Audio engineer
3.9
$53k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are audio engineers happy with their salary?