Cabinetmakers 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, cabinetmakers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy cabinetmakers 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
Crane operator
3.1
$57k
Upholsterer
3.1
$34k
Millwright
3.1
$56k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$76k
Carpenter
3.0
$39k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$33k
Metal caster
3.0
$39k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$40k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$32k
Auto repair technician
3.0
$40k

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

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

Are cabinetmakers happy with their salary?