Commercial fishermen are about average in terms of 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, commercial fishermen rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy commercial fishermen 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
Welder
3.1
$38k
Pump operator
3.1
$45k
Locksmith
3.1
$42k
Solar thermal installer
3.1
$37k
Locomotive engineer
3.1
$67k
Commercial fisherman
3.1
$37k
Irrigation technician
3.1
$30k
Logging worker
3.1
$42k
Pipefitter
3.1
$54k
Crane operator
3.1
$57k

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

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

Are commercial fishermen happy with their salary?