Financial quantitative analysts are about average in terms of 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, financial quantitative analysts rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy financial quantitative analysts 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
Stock trader
3.4
$60k
Consultant
3.2
$78k

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

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

Are financial quantitative analysts happy with their salary?