Furniture finishers 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, furniture finishers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy furniture finishers 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
Crane operator
3.1
$62k
Upholsterer
3.1
$37k
Carpenter
3.0
$48k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$38k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$37k
Landscaper
3.0
$49k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$34k
Sewing machine operator
3.0
$30k
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k

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

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

Are furniture finishers happy with their salary?

Furniture finishers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Furniture finishers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked furniture finishers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

65 furniture finishers

5 Star
6%

6% of furniture finishers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of furniture finishers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of furniture finishers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of furniture finishers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
22%

22% of furniture finishers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do furniture finishers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, furniture finishers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. The majority of furniture finishers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked furniture finishers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

65 furniture finishers

5 Star
8%

8% of furniture finishers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of furniture finishers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of furniture finishers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of furniture finishers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
28%

28% of furniture finishers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as furniture finishers?

Furniture finishers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.7/5. The majority of furniture finishers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked furniture finishers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

67 furniture finishers

5 Star
28%

28% of furniture finishers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of furniture finishers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of furniture finishers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of furniture finishers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of furniture finishers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a furniture finisher’s work environment?

As a whole, furniture finishers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of furniture finishers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a furniture finisher.

We asked furniture finishers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

67 furniture finishers

5 Star
28%

28% of furniture finishers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of furniture finishers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of furniture finishers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of furniture finishers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of furniture finishers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are furniture finishers making the best use of their abilities?

Former furniture finishers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.7/5. Furniture finishers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked furniture finishers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

67 furniture finishers

5 Star
12%

12% of furniture finishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of furniture finishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of furniture finishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of furniture finishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
22%

22% of furniture finishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars