Chemical technicians 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, chemical technicians rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy chemical technicians 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
Molecular biologist
3.2
$82k
Materials scientist
3.2
$88k
Biotechnician
3.1
$45k
Microbiologist
3.1
$69k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Chemical technician
2.9
$47k
Occupational health specialist
2.9
$73k
Chemist
2.9
$72k
Medical appliance technician
2.9
$41k
Medical and clinical laboratory technician
2.9
$31k

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

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

Are chemical technicians happy with their salary?