Executive producers rate their happiness above average.

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, executive producers rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 24% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy executive producers 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
Calligrapher
3.8
$62k
Set designer
3.8
$28k
Videographer
3.8
$35k
News anchor
3.7
$67k
Executive producer
3.6
$60k
Camera operator
3.6
$49k
Producer
3.6
$79k
Talent director
3.6
$79k
Film and video editor
3.6
$63k

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

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

Are executive producers happy with their salary?

Executive producers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most executive producers having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

98 executive producers

5 Star
26%

26% of executive producers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of executive producers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of executive producers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of executive producers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of executive producers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do executive producers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, executive producers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

98 executive producers

5 Star
26%

26% of executive producers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of executive producers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of executive producers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of executive producers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of executive producers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Executive producers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of executive producers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.1 out of 5 stars

110 executive producers

5 Star
38%

38% of executive producers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of executive producers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
12%

12% of executive producers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of executive producers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of executive producers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an executive producer’s work environment?

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

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

110 executive producers

5 Star
30%

30% of executive producers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of executive producers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of executive producers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of executive producers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of executive producers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are executive producers making the best use of their abilities?

Former executive producers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most executive producers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an executive producer, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

110 executive producers

5 Star
27%

27% of executive producers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of executive producers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of executive producers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of executive producers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of executive producers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars