Conservation scientists rate their happiness above average.

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, conservation scientists rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy conservation scientists 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
Farm manager
3.7
$66k
Forest and conservation worker
3.7
$30k
Climate change analyst
3.6
$71k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$42k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$63k
Mathematician
3.6
$105k
Animal scientist
3.5
$60k
Physicist
3.5
$123k

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

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

Are conservation scientists happy with their salary?