Customs inspectors are below average when it comes to 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, customs inspectors rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy customs inspectors 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
Bailiff
3.1
$48k
Judicial law clerk
3.0
$54k
Probation officer
2.9
$55k
Customs inspector
2.9
$83k
Legal secretary
2.7
$36k
Paralegal
2.7
$43k
Lawyer
2.6
$120k

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

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

Are customs inspectors happy with their salary?