Diplomats rate their happiness above average.

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, diplomats rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 25% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy diplomats 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
Sociologist
3.4
$83k
Political scientist
3.4
$122k

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

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

Are diplomats happy with their salary?