Credit counselors are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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, credit counselors rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 8% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy credit counselors 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
Financial advisor
2.7
$81k
Cost estimator
2.7
$59k
Revenue agent
2.7
$54k
Tax preparer
2.7
$46k
Credit counselor
2.6
$46k
Credit analyst
2.6
$68k
Accountant
2.6
$61k
Actuary
2.5
$108k
Financial clerk
2.5
$39k

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

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

Are credit counselors happy with their salary?