Aviation inspectors 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, aviation inspectors rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy aviation inspectors 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
Remote sensing technician
3.6
$49k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$47k
Motorcycle mechanic
3.5
$38k
Aviation inspector
3.5
$80k
Air crew officer
3.4
$202k
Naval architect
3.4
$93k
Explosives worker
3.4
$50k
Faller
3.4
$48k

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

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

Are aviation inspectors happy with their salary?

Aviation inspectors rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.5/5. The majority of aviation inspectors are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

71 aviation inspectors

5 Star
25%

25% of aviation inspectors rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of aviation inspectors rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of aviation inspectors rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of aviation inspectors rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of aviation inspectors rated their compensation 1 stars

Do aviation inspectors find their jobs meaningful?

On average, aviation inspectors rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

71 aviation inspectors

5 Star
25%

25% of aviation inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of aviation inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of aviation inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of aviation inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of aviation inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Aviation inspectors rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of aviation inspectors find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.1 out of 5 stars

76 aviation inspectors

5 Star
38%

38% of aviation inspectors rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
41%

41% of aviation inspectors rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
12%

12% of aviation inspectors rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of aviation inspectors rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
1%

1% of aviation inspectors rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an aviation inspector’s work environment?

As a whole, aviation inspectors rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of aviation inspectors enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an aviation inspector.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

75 aviation inspectors

5 Star
33%

33% of aviation inspectors rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of aviation inspectors rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of aviation inspectors rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of aviation inspectors rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of aviation inspectors rated their work environment 1 stars

Are aviation inspectors making the best use of their abilities?

Former aviation inspectors on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most aviation inspectors surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an aviation inspector, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

76 aviation inspectors

5 Star
29%

29% of aviation inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of aviation inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of aviation inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of aviation inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of aviation inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars