Environmental technicians 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, environmental technicians rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 22% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy environmental technicians 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
Cartographer
3.1
$63k
Biotechnician
3.1
$45k
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 technicians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do environmental technicians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as environmental technicians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are environmental technician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are environmental technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Are environmental technicians happy with their salary?