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
Avionics technician
3.0
$54k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$40k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Auto repair technician
3.0
$40k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$49k
Facility maintenance mechanic
3.0
$54k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$85k
Oil and gas rotary drill operator
2.9
$55k
Mining machine operator
2.7
$55k
Recreational vehicle service technician
2.6
$39k

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?