Career counselors are one of the happiest 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, career counselors rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 14% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy career counselors 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
Career counselor
Counseling psychologist

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

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

Are career counselors happy with their salary?