Geologists are about average in terms of 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, geologists rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy geologists 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
Biologist
3.3
$69k
Biostatistician
3.3
$91k
Biochemist
3.3
$87k
Geodesist
3.3
$63k
Geologist
3.3
$92k
Scientist
3.3
$70k
Geographer
3.2
$82k
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$82k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$63k

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

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

Are geologists happy with their salary?