Dyeing machine 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, dyeing machine operators rate their career happiness 2.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dyeing machine 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
Petroleum pump system operator
2.3
$80k
Drill press operator
2.3
$39k
Postal service clerk
2.3
$52k
Housekeeper
2.3
$29k
Molding and casting worker
2.3
$38k
Dyeing machine operator
2.2
$30k
Stock clerk
2.2
$24k
Janitor
2.2
$30k
Machine feeder
2.1
$37k

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

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

Are dyeing machine operators happy with their salary?

Dyeing machine operators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.6/5. Most dyeing machine operators do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked dyeing machine operators how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

28 dyeing machine operators

5 Star
21%

21% of dyeing machine operators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
4%

4% of dyeing machine operators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of dyeing machine operators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of dyeing machine operators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
29%

29% of dyeing machine operators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do dyeing machine operators find their jobs meaningful?

On average, dyeing machine operators rate the meaningfulness of their work a 1.6/5. The majority of dyeing machine operators struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked dyeing machine operators how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

1.6 out of 5 stars

28 dyeing machine operators

5 Star
4%

4% of dyeing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
4%

4% of dyeing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
4%

4% of dyeing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
32%

32% of dyeing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
57%

57% of dyeing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as dyeing machine operators?

Dyeing machine operators rated their personality fit with their work an average of 2.8/5. Few dyeing machine operators seem to find that their personalities work mesh well with their career.

We asked dyeing machine operators how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

31 dyeing machine operators

5 Star
13%

13% of dyeing machine operators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of dyeing machine operators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of dyeing machine operators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of dyeing machine operators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of dyeing machine operators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a dyeing machine operator’s work environment?

As a whole, dyeing machine operators rated their enjoyment of their work environment 2.3/5. Few dyeing machine operators enjoy their work environment, which helps contribute to a lower overall satisfaction in the career.

We asked dyeing machine operators how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

2.3 out of 5 stars

32 dyeing machine operators

5 Star
6%

6% of dyeing machine operators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of dyeing machine operators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of dyeing machine operators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of dyeing machine operators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
38%

38% of dyeing machine operators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are dyeing machine operators making the best use of their abilities?

Former dyeing machine operators on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 1.8/5. Most feel that their skills are being underutilized in the career, probably leading to more general dissatisfaction with being a dyeing machine operator.

We asked dyeing machine operators how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

1.8 out of 5 stars

33 dyeing machine operators

5 Star
6%

6% of dyeing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
3%

3% of dyeing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
9%

9% of dyeing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of dyeing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
58%

58% of dyeing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars