Fire inspectors 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, fire inspectors rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy fire inspectors 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
Locksmith
3.1
$42k
Hairdresser
3.1
$29k
Upholsterer
3.1
$34k
Fire inspector
3.0
$62k
Real estate agent
3.0
$49k
Amusement attendant
3.0
$21k
Travel agent
3.0
$40k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k

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

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

Are fire inspectors happy with their salary?