Bill and account collectors are one of the least happy 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, bill and account collectors rate their career happiness 2.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy bill and account collectors 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
Loan officer
2.5
$63k
Underwriter
2.5
$76k
Teller
2.5
$36k
Auditor
2.5
$77k
Insurance sales agent
2.3
$50k
Bill and account collector
2.2
$38k
Insurance appraiser
2.1
$63k
Telemarketer
1.8
$29k

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

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

Are bill and account collectors happy with their salary?

Bill and account collectors rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Bill and account collectors tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked bill and account collectors how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

625 bill and account collectors

5 Star
8%

8% of bill and account collectors rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of bill and account collectors rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of bill and account collectors rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of bill and account collectors rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of bill and account collectors rated their compensation 1 stars

Do bill and account collectors find their jobs meaningful?

On average, bill and account collectors rate the meaningfulness of their work a 1.8/5. The majority of bill and account collectors struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked bill and account collectors how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

1.8 out of 5 stars

624 bill and account collectors

5 Star
3%

3% of bill and account collectors rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
5%

5% of bill and account collectors rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of bill and account collectors rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of bill and account collectors rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
51%

51% of bill and account collectors rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as bill and account collectors?

Bill and account collectors rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.1/5. The majority of bill and account collectors don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

We asked bill and account collectors how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

664 bill and account collectors

5 Star
17%

17% of bill and account collectors rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of bill and account collectors rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of bill and account collectors rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of bill and account collectors rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of bill and account collectors rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a bill and account collector’s work environment?

As a whole, bill and account collectors rated their enjoyment of their work environment 2.9/5. Some bill and account collectors are happy with their work environment, but it does not seem to be a meaningful contributer to career satisfaction for most.

We asked bill and account collectors how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

663 bill and account collectors

5 Star
12%

12% of bill and account collectors rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of bill and account collectors rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of bill and account collectors rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of bill and account collectors rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of bill and account collectors rated their work environment 1 stars

Are bill and account collectors making the best use of their abilities?

Former bill and account collectors on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.3/5. Most feel that their skills are being underutilized in the career, probably leading to more general dissatisfaction with being a bill and account collector.

We asked bill and account collectors how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.3 out of 5 stars

668 bill and account collectors

5 Star
5%

5% of bill and account collectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of bill and account collectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of bill and account collectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of bill and account collectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
32%

32% of bill and account collectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars