Drafters 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, drafters rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy drafters 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
Computer systems analyst
3.0
$79k
Software quality assurance engineer
3.0
$90k
Search engine marketing specialist
3.0
$43k
Server administrator
3.0
$44k
Information security analyst
2.9
$98k
Drafter
2.9
$48k
Quality assurance analyst
2.8
$41k
Database administrator
2.8
$83k
IT support specialist
2.8
$49k

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

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

Are drafters happy with their salary?