Audiologists are below average when it comes to happiness.

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, audiologists rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 23% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy audiologists 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
Medical laboratory technician
2.9
$31k
Radiologic technologist
2.9
$61k
Respiratory therapist
2.9
$62k
Ophthalmic medical technician
2.9
$37k
Psychiatric aide
2.9
$29k
Audiologist
2.9
$79k
Optician
2.9
$38k
Podiatrist
2.9
$146k
Cardiovascular technologist and technician
2.9
$61k
Orthotist and prosthetist
2.9
$75k

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

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

Are audiologists happy with their salary?

Audiologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most audiologists having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

56 audiologists

5 Star
21%

21% of audiologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of audiologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of audiologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of audiologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of audiologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do audiologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, audiologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most audiologists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

58 audiologists

5 Star
10%

10% of audiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of audiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of audiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of audiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of audiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Audiologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of audiologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

60 audiologists

5 Star
27%

27% of audiologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of audiologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of audiologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of audiologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of audiologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an audiologist’s work environment?

As a whole, audiologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of audiologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an audiologist.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

60 audiologists

5 Star
25%

25% of audiologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of audiologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of audiologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of audiologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of audiologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are audiologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former audiologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most audiologists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

60 audiologists

5 Star
10%

10% of audiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of audiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
38%

38% of audiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of audiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of audiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars