Computer repair technicians 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, computer repair technicians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 45% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy computer repair 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
Computer and information research scientist
3.3
$118k
Web designer
3.3
$37k
Data scientist
3.3
$88k
Web developer
3.3
$69k
Disaster recovery specialist
3.3
$41k
Computer repair technician
3.3
$47k
Front-End developer
3.3
$51k
Energy auditor
3.2
$75k
Computer programmer
3.2
$85k
Network administrator
3.2
$47k

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

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

Are computer repair technicians happy with their salary?

Computer repair technicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Computer repair technicians tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked computer repair technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

635 computer repair technicians

5 Star
9%

9% of computer repair technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of computer repair technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of computer repair technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of computer repair technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of computer repair technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do computer repair technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, computer repair technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most computer repair technicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked computer repair technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

644 computer repair technicians

5 Star
13%

13% of computer repair technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of computer repair technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of computer repair technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of computer repair technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of computer repair technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as computer repair technicians?

Computer repair technicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of computer repair technicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked computer repair technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

754 computer repair technicians

5 Star
31%

31% of computer repair technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of computer repair technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of computer repair technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of computer repair technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of computer repair technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a computer repair technician’s work environment?

As a whole, computer repair technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of computer repair technicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a computer repair technician.

We asked computer repair technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

750 computer repair technicians

5 Star
25%

25% of computer repair technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of computer repair technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of computer repair technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of computer repair technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of computer repair technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are computer repair technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former computer repair technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most computer repair technicians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked computer repair technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

756 computer repair technicians

5 Star
19%

19% of computer repair technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of computer repair technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of computer repair technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of computer repair technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of computer repair technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars