Digital marketing specialists 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, digital marketing specialists rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 38% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy digital marketing specialists 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
Electrical engineer
3.1
$97k
Marketing manager
3.1
$80k
Advertising manager
3.1
$110k

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

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

Are digital marketing specialists happy with their salary?