Electricians 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, electricians rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy electricians 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
Carpenter
3.0
$39k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$33k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$32k
Construction manager
3.0
$89k
HVAC technician
3.0
$40k
Electrician
3.0
$40k
Stonemason
2.9
$43k
Ironworker
2.9
$55k
Maintenance worker
2.9
$39k
Cement mason
2.9
$45k

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

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

Are electricians happy with their salary?