Education administrators 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, education administrators rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 49% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy education administrators 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
School counselor
3.5
$55k
Graduate teaching assistant
3.4
$33k
Teacher assistant
3.3
$24k
Nanny
3.3
$29k
Childcare program administrator
3.2
$47k
Education administrator
3.2
$48k
Childcare worker
3.2
$22k
Distance learning coordinator
3.2
$85k
Preschool teacher
3.2
$24k
Special education teacher
3.1
$53k

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

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

Are education administrators happy with their salary?