Computer systems analysts are below average when it comes to 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 systems analysts rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy computer systems 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
Digital marketing specialist
Computer systems administrator
Search engine optimization specialist
Computer systems analyst
Software quality assurance engineer
Search engine marketing specialist
Server administrator
Information security analyst

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

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

Are computer systems analysts happy with their salary?