Food regulatory consultants 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, food regulatory consultants rate their career happiness 2.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy food regulatory consultants 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
Postal service worker
2.4
$52k
Food preparation worker
2.3
$29k
Postal service clerk
2.3
$52k
Stock clerk
2.2
$24k
Cashier
2.2
$27k

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

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

Are food regulatory consultants happy with their salary?

Food regulatory consultants rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most food regulatory consultants having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked food regulatory consultants how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

27 food regulatory consultants

5 Star
7%

7% of food regulatory consultants rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of food regulatory consultants rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of food regulatory consultants rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of food regulatory consultants rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of food regulatory consultants rated their compensation 1 stars

Do food regulatory consultants find their jobs meaningful?

On average, food regulatory consultants rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.1/5. While most food regulatory consultants aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked food regulatory consultants how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.1 out of 5 stars

27 food regulatory consultants

5 Star
11%

11% of food regulatory consultants rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of food regulatory consultants rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of food regulatory consultants rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of food regulatory consultants rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as food regulatory consultants?

Food regulatory consultants rated their personality fit with their work an average of 2.8/5. Few food regulatory consultants seem to find that their personalities work mesh well with their career.

We asked food regulatory consultants how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

29 food regulatory consultants

5 Star
3%

3% of food regulatory consultants rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of food regulatory consultants rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of food regulatory consultants rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of food regulatory consultants rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of food regulatory consultants rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a food regulatory consultant’s work environment?

As a whole, food regulatory consultants rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.1/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked food regulatory consultants how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

29 food regulatory consultants

5 Star
3%

3% of food regulatory consultants rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of food regulatory consultants rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of food regulatory consultants rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of food regulatory consultants rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of food regulatory consultants rated their work environment 1 stars

Are food regulatory consultants making the best use of their abilities?

Former food regulatory consultants on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.5/5. Food regulatory consultants tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked food regulatory consultants how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

29 food regulatory consultants

5 Star
7%

7% of food regulatory consultants rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
7%

7% of food regulatory consultants rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
38%

38% of food regulatory consultants rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of food regulatory consultants rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of food regulatory consultants rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars