Cartographers are about average in terms of 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, cartographers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 42% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy cartographers 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
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$71k
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 cartographers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do cartographers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as cartographers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are cartographer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are cartographers making the best use of their abilities?

Are cartographers happy with their salary?