Elevator mechanics 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, elevator mechanics rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy elevator mechanics 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
Construction manager
3.0
$99k
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$65k
Facility maintenance mechanic
3.0
$60k
Electrician
3.0
$60k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$98k
Rotary drill operator
2.9
$56k
Stonemason
2.9
$48k
Boilermaker
2.9
$64k
Industrial engineering technician
2.9
$60k

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

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

Are elevator mechanics happy with their salary?

Elevator mechanics rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most elevator mechanics having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked elevator mechanics how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

35 elevator mechanics

5 Star
9%

9% of elevator mechanics rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of elevator mechanics rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of elevator mechanics rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of elevator mechanics rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of elevator mechanics rated their compensation 1 stars

Do elevator mechanics find their jobs meaningful?

On average, elevator mechanics rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. The majority of elevator mechanics struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked elevator mechanics how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

35 elevator mechanics

5 Star
9%

9% of elevator mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
11%

11% of elevator mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of elevator mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of elevator mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
26%

26% of elevator mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as elevator mechanics?

Elevator mechanics rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.3/5. The majority of elevator mechanics don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

We asked elevator mechanics how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

35 elevator mechanics

5 Star
20%

20% of elevator mechanics rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of elevator mechanics rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of elevator mechanics rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of elevator mechanics rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of elevator mechanics rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an elevator mechanic’s work environment?

As a whole, elevator mechanics rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked elevator mechanics how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

35 elevator mechanics

5 Star
17%

17% of elevator mechanics rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of elevator mechanics rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of elevator mechanics rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of elevator mechanics rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of elevator mechanics rated their work environment 1 stars

Are elevator mechanics making the best use of their abilities?

Former elevator mechanics on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most elevator mechanics are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked elevator mechanics how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

35 elevator mechanics

5 Star
14%

14% of elevator mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of elevator mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of elevator mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of elevator mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of elevator mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars