Facility maintenance mechanics 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, facility maintenance mechanics rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy facility maintenance mechanics 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
Auto repair technician
3.0
$47k
Water engineer
3.0
$97k
Construction manager
3.0
$99k
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$65k
Facility maintenance mechanic
3.0
$60k
Electrician
3.0
$60k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$98k
Rotary drill operator
2.9
$56k
Stonemason
2.9
$48k

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

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

Are facility maintenance mechanics happy with their salary?

Facility maintenance mechanics rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most facility maintenance mechanics having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked facility maintenance mechanics how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

75 facility maintenance mechanics

5 Star
16%

16% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their compensation 1 stars

Do facility maintenance mechanics find their jobs meaningful?

On average, facility maintenance mechanics rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.6/5. The majority of facility maintenance mechanics struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked facility maintenance mechanics how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

75 facility maintenance mechanics

5 Star
16%

16% of facility maintenance mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of facility maintenance mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of facility maintenance mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of facility maintenance mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
25%

25% of facility maintenance mechanics rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as facility maintenance mechanics?

Facility maintenance mechanics rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of facility maintenance mechanics find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked facility maintenance mechanics how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

82 facility maintenance mechanics

5 Star
23%

23% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a facility maintenance mechanic’s work environment?

As a whole, facility maintenance mechanics rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.2/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked facility maintenance mechanics how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

82 facility maintenance mechanics

5 Star
21%

21% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their work environment 1 stars

Are facility maintenance mechanics making the best use of their abilities?

Former facility maintenance mechanics on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Most facility maintenance mechanics are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked facility maintenance mechanics how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

81 facility maintenance mechanics

5 Star
15%

15% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of facility maintenance mechanics rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars