Drill press operators are one of the least happy 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, drill press operators rate their career happiness 2.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 3% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy drill press operators 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
Metal worker
Machine assembler
Garbage collector
Vehicle cleaner
Petroleum pump system operator
Drill press operator
Molding and casting worker
Dyeing machine operator
Stock clerk

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

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

Are drill press operators happy with their salary?