Forest and conservation workers rate their happiness above average.

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, forest and conservation workers rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy forest and conservation workers 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
Park naturalist
4.0
$63k
Astronomer
4.0
$115k
Nanotechnology engineer
3.9
$99k
Forest and conservation worker
3.7
$30k
Climate change analyst
3.6
$71k
Horticulturist
3.6
$69k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$63k

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

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

Are forest and conservation workers happy with their salary?