Caterers 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, caterers rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 22% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy caterers 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
Food science technologist
3.1
$69k
Bartender
3.0
$38k
Culinary chef
2.9
$38k
Registered dietitian nutritionist
2.9
$61k
Barista
2.9
$25k
Restaurant manager
2.7
$38k
Dietetic technician
2.6
$29k

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

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

Are caterers happy with their salary?