Exhibit designers 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, exhibit designers rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy exhibit designers 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
Tattoo artist
3.8
$39k
Art director
3.8
$101k
Set designer
3.8
$28k
Videographer
3.8
$35k
Exhibit designer
3.7
$55k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$135k
Fashion designer
3.6
$77k
Model maker
3.6
$61k
Cake designer
3.6
$22k

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

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

Are exhibit designers happy with their salary?

Exhibit designers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Exhibit designers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

58 exhibit designers

5 Star
5%

5% of exhibit designers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of exhibit designers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of exhibit designers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of exhibit designers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of exhibit designers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do exhibit designers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, exhibit designers 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 exhibit designers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

60 exhibit designers

5 Star
17%

17% of exhibit designers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of exhibit designers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of exhibit designers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of exhibit designers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of exhibit designers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Exhibit designers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of exhibit designers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

71 exhibit designers

5 Star
37%

37% of exhibit designers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of exhibit designers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of exhibit designers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of exhibit designers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of exhibit designers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an exhibit designer’s work environment?

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

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

71 exhibit designers

5 Star
30%

30% of exhibit designers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of exhibit designers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of exhibit designers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of exhibit designers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of exhibit designers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are exhibit designers making the best use of their abilities?

Former exhibit designers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most exhibit designers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an exhibit designer, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

71 exhibit designers

5 Star
21%

21% of exhibit designers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of exhibit designers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of exhibit designers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of exhibit designers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of exhibit designers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars