Biotechnicians 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, biotechnicians rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy biotechnicians 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
Molecular biologist
3.2
$82k
Statistician
3.2
$91k
Materials scientist
3.2
$88k
Cartographer
3.1
$63k
Biotechnician
3.1
$45k
Food science technologist
3.1
$69k
Chemist
2.9
$72k

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

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

Are biotechnicians happy with their salary?