Dairy farmers 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, dairy farmers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 49% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dairy farmers 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
Aquacultural manager
Animal control worker
Agricultural engineer
Grain elevator worker
Soil and water conservationist

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

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

Are dairy farmers happy with their salary?