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
CFO
3.4
$100k
Stock trader
3.4
$63k
Technical product manager
3.4
$78k
Financial quantitative analyst
3.3
$73k
Money manager
3.2
$69k
Consultant
3.2
$77k
Management consultant
3.2
$87k
Investment fund manager
3.2
$125k

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?

Financial quantitative analysts rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.8/5. The majority of financial quantitative analysts are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked financial quantitative analysts how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

42 financial quantitative analysts

5 Star
33%

33% of financial quantitative analysts rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of financial quantitative analysts rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of financial quantitative analysts rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of financial quantitative analysts rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of financial quantitative analysts rated their compensation 1 stars

Do financial quantitative analysts find their jobs meaningful?

On average, financial quantitative analysts rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most financial quantitative analysts aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked financial quantitative analysts how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

42 financial quantitative analysts

5 Star
10%

10% of financial quantitative analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of financial quantitative analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of financial quantitative analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of financial quantitative analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of financial quantitative analysts rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as financial quantitative analysts?

Financial quantitative analysts rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of financial quantitative analysts find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked financial quantitative analysts how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

52 financial quantitative analysts

5 Star
21%

21% of financial quantitative analysts rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
50%

50% of financial quantitative analysts rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of financial quantitative analysts rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of financial quantitative analysts rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of financial quantitative analysts rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a financial quantitative analyst’s work environment?

As a whole, financial quantitative analysts rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of financial quantitative analysts enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a financial quantitative analyst.

We asked financial quantitative analysts how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

52 financial quantitative analysts

5 Star
17%

17% of financial quantitative analysts rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of financial quantitative analysts rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of financial quantitative analysts rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of financial quantitative analysts rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of financial quantitative analysts rated their work environment 1 stars

Are financial quantitative analysts making the best use of their abilities?

Former financial quantitative analysts on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most financial quantitative analysts are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked financial quantitative analysts how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

51 financial quantitative analysts

5 Star
29%

29% of financial quantitative analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of financial quantitative analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of financial quantitative analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of financial quantitative analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of financial quantitative analysts rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars