Environmental consultants 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, environmental consultants 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 environmental consultants 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
Food science technologist
3.1
$69k
Chemist
2.9
$72k
Environmental consultant
2.8
$71k

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

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

Are environmental consultants happy with their salary?