Gemologists 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, gemologists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 36% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy gemologists 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
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$67k
Agronomist
3.4
$42k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$138k
Hydrologist
3.4
$84k
Gaffer
3.4
$36k
Systems architect
3.4
$102k

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

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

Are gemologists happy with their salary?

Gemologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Gemologists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

25 gemologists

5 Star
4%

4% of gemologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of gemologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of gemologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of gemologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of gemologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do gemologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, gemologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. While most gemologists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

26 gemologists

5 Star
15%

15% of gemologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of gemologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of gemologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of gemologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of gemologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Gemologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of gemologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

25 gemologists

5 Star
40%

40% of gemologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of gemologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of gemologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of gemologists rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a gemologist’s work environment?

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

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

25 gemologists

5 Star
32%

32% of gemologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of gemologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of gemologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of gemologists rated their work environment 2 stars

Are gemologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former gemologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most gemologists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a gemologist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

26 gemologists

5 Star
19%

19% of gemologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of gemologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of gemologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of gemologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars