Engravers 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, engravers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy engravers 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
Projectionist
3.3
$29k
Librarian
3.3
$59k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$37k
Tailor
3.2
$31k
Funeral director
3.2
$49k
Engraver
3.1
$37k
Locksmith
3.1
$47k
Upholsterer
3.1
$37k
Amusement attendant
3.0
$24k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$37k

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

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

Are engravers happy with their salary?

Engravers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Engravers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.7 out of 5 stars

24 engravers

5 Star
8%

8% of engravers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of engravers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of engravers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of engravers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
29%

29% of engravers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do engravers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, engravers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.3/5. The majority of engravers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

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

2.3 out of 5 stars

24 engravers

5 Star
8%

8% of engravers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
8%

8% of engravers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of engravers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of engravers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
33%

33% of engravers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Engravers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.7/5. The majority of engravers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

26 engravers

5 Star
15%

15% of engravers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
46%

46% of engravers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of engravers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of engravers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is an engraver’s work environment?

As a whole, engravers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of engravers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an engraver.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

26 engravers

5 Star
19%

19% of engravers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of engravers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of engravers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of engravers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of engravers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are engravers making the best use of their abilities?

Former engravers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.8/5. Engravers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

26 engravers

5 Star
8%

8% of engravers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of engravers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of engravers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
31%

31% of engravers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of engravers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars