Clergies rate their happiness above average.

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, clergies rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy clergies 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
Life coach
4.1
$47k
Career counselor
3.8
$42k
American sign language interpreter
3.6
$49k
Professor
3.6
$64k
Clergy
3.6
$50k
Principal
3.5
$98k
Counselor
3.5
$55k
Arbitrator
3.5
$49k
Health educator
3.5
$61k

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

Are clergies happy with their salary?

Clergies rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Clergies tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked clergies how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

982 clergies

5 Star
14%

14% of clergies rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of clergies rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of clergies rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of clergies rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of clergies rated their compensation 1 stars

Do clergies find their jobs meaningful?

On average, clergies rate the meaningfulness of their work a 4.2/5. Unlike many careers, clergies have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become clergies.

We asked clergies how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

4.2 out of 5 stars

994 clergies

5 Star
50%

50% of clergies rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of clergies rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
10%

10% of clergies rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of clergies rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of clergies rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as clergies?

Clergies rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of clergies find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked clergies how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

1065 clergies

5 Star
39%

39% of clergies rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of clergies rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of clergies rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of clergies rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of clergies rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a clergy’s work environment?

As a whole, clergies rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of clergies enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a clergy.

We asked clergies how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

1061 clergies

5 Star
30%

30% of clergies rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of clergies rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of clergies rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of clergies rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of clergies rated their work environment 1 stars

Are clergies making the best use of their abilities?

Former clergies on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most clergies surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a clergy, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked clergies how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

1068 clergies

5 Star
28%

28% of clergies rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of clergies rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of clergies rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of clergies rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of clergies rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars