Financial clerks are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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, financial clerks rate their career happiness 2.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 5% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy financial clerks 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
Receptionist
2.6
$26k
Accountant
2.6
$61k
Office clerk
2.6
$29k
Exterminator
2.5
$38k
Actuary
2.5
$108k
Financial clerk
2.5
$39k
Loan officer
2.5
$58k
Underwriter
2.5
$68k
Teller
2.5
$29k
Host and hostess
2.5
$22k

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

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

Are financial clerks happy with their salary?