Bodyguards 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, bodyguards rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy bodyguards 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
Special agent
3.6
$83k
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k
Ship captain
3.5
$72k
Air crew officer
3.4
$66k
Explosives worker
3.4
$50k
Air crew member
3.3
$36k

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

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

Are bodyguards happy with their salary?