Gem 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, gem workers rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 22% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy gem 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
Shoemaker
3.8
$31k
Set designer
3.8
$28k
Videographer
3.8
$35k
Organic farmer
3.8
$24k
Gem worker
3.7
$47k
Model maker
3.6
$61k
Museum conservator
3.5
$48k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k

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

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

Are gem workers happy with their salary?

Gem workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most gem workers having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked gem workers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

13 gem workers

5 Star
31%

31% of gem workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
8%

8% of gem workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of gem workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of gem workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of gem workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do gem workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, gem workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked gem workers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

14 gem workers

5 Star
36%

36% of gem workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of gem workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
7%

7% of gem workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of gem workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of gem workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as gem workers?

Gem workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of gem workers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked gem workers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

17 gem workers

5 Star
29%

29% of gem workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of gem workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of gem workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of gem workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of gem workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a gem worker’s work environment?

As a whole, gem workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of gem workers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a gem worker.

We asked gem workers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

17 gem workers

5 Star
29%

29% of gem workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of gem workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of gem workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of gem workers rated their work environment 2 stars

Are gem workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former gem workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most gem workers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a gem worker, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked gem workers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

17 gem workers

5 Star
35%

35% of gem workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of gem workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of gem workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of gem workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars