Bailiffs 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, bailiffs rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 39% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy bailiffs 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
Transit police officer
3.2
$72k
Police officer
3.2
$57k
Sheriff
3.2
$63k
Bailiff
3.1
$48k
Judicial law clerk
3.0
$54k
Probation officer
2.9
$55k
Customs inspector
2.9
$83k

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

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

Are bailiffs happy with their salary?