Climate change analysts 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, climate change analysts rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 23% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy climate change analysts 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
Marine biologist
4.1
$32k
Astronomer
4.0
$128k
Forest and conservation worker
3.7
$31k
Climate change analyst
3.6
$77k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$64k
Animal scientist
3.5
$65k
Physicist
3.5
$152k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k

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

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

Are climate change analysts happy with their salary?

Climate change analysts rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most climate change analysts having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked climate change analysts how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

46 climate change analysts

5 Star
17%

17% of climate change analysts rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of climate change analysts rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of climate change analysts rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of climate change analysts rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of climate change analysts rated their compensation 1 stars

Do climate change analysts find their jobs meaningful?

On average, climate change analysts rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.7/5. Unlike many careers, climate change analysts have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become climate change analysts.

We asked climate change analysts how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

46 climate change analysts

5 Star
33%

33% of climate change analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of climate change analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of climate change analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of climate change analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of climate change analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as climate change analysts?

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

We asked climate change analysts how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

57 climate change analysts

5 Star
32%

32% of climate change analysts rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
47%

47% of climate change analysts rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of climate change analysts rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of climate change analysts rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of climate change analysts rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a climate change analyst’s work environment?

As a whole, climate change analysts rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of climate change analysts enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a climate change analyst.

We asked climate change analysts how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

56 climate change analysts

5 Star
38%

38% of climate change analysts rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of climate change analysts rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of climate change analysts rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of climate change analysts rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of climate change analysts rated their work environment 1 stars

Are climate change analysts making the best use of their abilities?

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

We asked climate change analysts how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

56 climate change analysts

5 Star
25%

25% of climate change analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of climate change analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of climate change analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of climate change analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of climate change analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars