Farmers 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, farmers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy farmers 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
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$42k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$63k
Range manager
3.5
$63k
Farmer
3.5
$23k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$63k
Agronomist
3.4
$42k
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$71k

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

Are farmers happy with their salary?