Enterprise architects are one of the happiest 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, enterprise architects rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 19% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy enterprise architects 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
Ski patroller
3.9
$29k
Recording engineer
3.9
$34k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$101k
Solution architect
3.7
$100k
Remote sensing technician
3.6
$49k

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

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

Are enterprise architects happy with their salary?

Enterprise architects rated their satisfaction with their salaries 4.0/5. The majority of enterprise architects are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

26 enterprise architects

5 Star
38%

38% of enterprise architects rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of enterprise architects rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of enterprise architects rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of enterprise architects rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of enterprise architects rated their compensation 1 stars

Do enterprise architects find their jobs meaningful?

On average, enterprise architects rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

25 enterprise architects

5 Star
28%

28% of enterprise architects rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
12%

12% of enterprise architects rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of enterprise architects rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of enterprise architects rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of enterprise architects rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Enterprise architects rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.3/5. The majority of enterprise architects find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.3 out of 5 stars

26 enterprise architects

5 Star
58%

58% of enterprise architects rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of enterprise architects rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
12%

12% of enterprise architects rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of enterprise architects rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is an enterprise architect’s work environment?

As a whole, enterprise architects rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of enterprise architects enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an enterprise architect.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

26 enterprise architects

5 Star
42%

42% of enterprise architects rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of enterprise architects rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of enterprise architects rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of enterprise architects rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of enterprise architects rated their work environment 1 stars

Are enterprise architects making the best use of their abilities?

Former enterprise architects on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most enterprise architects are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

26 enterprise architects

5 Star
35%

35% of enterprise architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of enterprise architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of enterprise architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of enterprise architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of enterprise architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars