Disaster recovery specialists 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, disaster recovery specialists rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy disaster recovery 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
Sound engineering technician
3.3
$45k
Computer and information research scientist
3.3
$118k
Data scientist
3.3
$88k
Non-Destructive testing specialist
3.3
$62k
Disaster recovery specialist
3.3
$41k
Geospatial information scientist
3.3
$90k
Computer repair technician
3.3
$47k
Geodesist
3.3
$62k
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$83k

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

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

Are disaster recovery specialists happy with their salary?

Disaster recovery specialists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Disaster recovery specialists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked disaster recovery specialists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

57 disaster recovery specialists

5 Star
18%

18% of disaster recovery specialists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of disaster recovery specialists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of disaster recovery specialists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of disaster recovery specialists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of disaster recovery specialists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do disaster recovery specialists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, disaster recovery specialists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Unlike many careers, disaster recovery specialists have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become disaster recovery specialists.

We asked disaster recovery specialists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

57 disaster recovery specialists

5 Star
30%

30% of disaster recovery specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of disaster recovery specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of disaster recovery specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of disaster recovery specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of disaster recovery specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as disaster recovery specialists?

Disaster recovery specialists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of disaster recovery specialists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked disaster recovery specialists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

56 disaster recovery specialists

5 Star
27%

27% of disaster recovery specialists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
50%

50% of disaster recovery specialists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of disaster recovery specialists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of disaster recovery specialists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of disaster recovery specialists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a disaster recovery specialist’s work environment?

As a whole, disaster recovery specialists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of disaster recovery specialists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a disaster recovery specialist.

We asked disaster recovery specialists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

56 disaster recovery specialists

5 Star
32%

32% of disaster recovery specialists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of disaster recovery specialists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of disaster recovery specialists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of disaster recovery specialists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of disaster recovery specialists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are disaster recovery specialists making the best use of their abilities?

Former disaster recovery specialists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most disaster recovery specialists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a disaster recovery specialist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked disaster recovery specialists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

57 disaster recovery specialists

5 Star
30%

30% of disaster recovery specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of disaster recovery specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of disaster recovery specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of disaster recovery specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of disaster recovery specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars