COOs 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, COOs rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy COOs 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
CEO
4.0
$88k
Entrepreneur
4.0
$43k
Chief executive
3.9
$180k
COO
3.7
$79k
CFO
3.4
$100k
Franchise owner
3.4
$58k
Sustainability officer
3.4
$184k
Stock trader
3.4
$60k

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

Are COOs happy with their salary?