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
3.1
$39k
Computer systems administrator
3.1
$75k
Search engine optimization specialist
3.1
$39k
Computer systems analyst
3.0
$79k
Software quality assurance engineer
3.0
$90k
Search engine marketing specialist
3.0
$43k
Server administrator
3.0
$44k
Information security analyst
2.9
$98k

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?