Games testers are one of the happiest 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, games testers rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 18% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy games testers 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
Audio engineer
3.9
$53k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are games testers happy with their salary?