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
Organic farmer
3.8
$24k
Farm manager
3.7
$73k
Forest and conservation worker
3.7
$31k
Climate change analyst
3.6
$77k
Horticulturist
3.6
$73k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$64k
Greenhouse technician
3.6
$41k
Range manager
3.5
$64k
Farmer
3.5
$23k
Animal scientist
3.5
$65k

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?

Conservation scientists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most conservation scientists having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked conservation scientists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

210 conservation scientists

5 Star
10%

10% of conservation scientists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of conservation scientists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of conservation scientists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of conservation scientists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of conservation scientists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do conservation scientists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, conservation scientists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.7/5. Unlike many careers, conservation scientists have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become conservation scientists.

We asked conservation scientists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

216 conservation scientists

5 Star
27%

27% of conservation scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of conservation scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of conservation scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of conservation scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of conservation scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as conservation scientists?

Conservation scientists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of conservation scientists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked conservation scientists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

241 conservation scientists

5 Star
31%

31% of conservation scientists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of conservation scientists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of conservation scientists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of conservation scientists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
1%

1% of conservation scientists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a conservation scientist’s work environment?

As a whole, conservation scientists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of conservation scientists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a conservation scientist.

We asked conservation scientists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

233 conservation scientists

5 Star
29%

29% of conservation scientists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of conservation scientists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of conservation scientists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of conservation scientists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
0%

0% of conservation scientists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are conservation scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Former conservation scientists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most conservation scientists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked conservation scientists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

235 conservation scientists

5 Star
17%

17% of conservation scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of conservation scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of conservation scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of conservation scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of conservation scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars