Cryptographers 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, cryptographers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy cryptographers 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
Statistician
3.2
$91k
Electrical engineer
3.1
$97k

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

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

Are cryptographers happy with their salary?