Energy brokers 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, energy brokers rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 19% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy energy brokers 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
Real estate appraiser
2.9
$55k
Operations research analyst
2.9
$85k
Controller
2.9
$71k
Purchasing manager
2.9
$91k
Quality assurance analyst
2.8
$41k
Energy broker
2.8
$55k
Industrial production manager
2.8
$98k
Sales engineer
2.8
$99k
Concierge
2.8
$28k
Highway maintenance worker
2.8
$41k

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

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

Are energy brokers happy with their salary?