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
Auto body repairer
3.0
$40k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Automotive service technician
3.0
$40k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$49k
Industrial machinery mechanic
3.0
$54k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$85k
Oil and gas rotary drill operator
2.9
$55k
Mining machine operator
2.7
$55k
Recreational vehicle service technician
2.6
$39k
Derrick operator
2.6
$47k

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?