Computer systems engineers 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 systems engineers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy computer systems engineers 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
Wind energy engineer
3.4
$99k
Graphic designer
3.4
$39k
Naval architect
3.4
$92k
Biomedical engineer
3.4
$88k
Broadcast and sound engineering technician
3.3
$41k

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

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

Are computer systems engineers happy with their salary?