Coaches are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, coaches rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 18% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy coaches 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
Embalmer
3.9
$48k
Firefighter
3.8
$49k
Shoemaker
3.8
$30k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$67k

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

Are coaches happy with their salary?