Dog breeders are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, dog breeders rate their career happiness 4.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 10% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dog breeders 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
Zoologist
4.1
$63k
Animal breeder
4.0
$43k

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

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

Are dog breeders happy with their salary?