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
Fish and game warden
3.8
$61k
Special agent
3.6
$84k
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k
Ship captain
3.5
$82k
Air crew officer
3.4
$202k
Explosives worker
3.4
$50k

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?

Bodyguards rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most bodyguards having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

29 bodyguards

5 Star
24%

24% of bodyguards rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of bodyguards rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of bodyguards rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of bodyguards rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of bodyguards rated their compensation 1 stars

Do bodyguards find their jobs meaningful?

On average, bodyguards rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

30 bodyguards

5 Star
27%

27% of bodyguards rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of bodyguards rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of bodyguards rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of bodyguards rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of bodyguards rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Bodyguards rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.4/5. The majority of bodyguards find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.4 out of 5 stars

31 bodyguards

5 Star
61%

61% of bodyguards rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of bodyguards rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
6%

6% of bodyguards rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of bodyguards rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a bodyguard’s work environment?

As a whole, bodyguards rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of bodyguards enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a bodyguard.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

31 bodyguards

5 Star
29%

29% of bodyguards rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of bodyguards rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of bodyguards rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of bodyguards rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of bodyguards rated their work environment 1 stars

Are bodyguards making the best use of their abilities?

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

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

31 bodyguards

5 Star
35%

35% of bodyguards rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of bodyguards rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of bodyguards rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of bodyguards rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of bodyguards rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars