Geospatial information scientists 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, geospatial information scientists rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy geospatial information scientists 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
Biostatistician
3.3
$96k
Data scientist
3.3
$88k
Non-Destructive testing specialist
3.3
$62k
Disaster recovery specialist
3.3
$41k
Biochemist
3.3
$102k
Geospatial information scientist
3.3
$90k
Geologist
3.3
$84k
Scientist
3.3
$87k
Geographer
3.2
$85k
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$83k

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

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

Are geospatial information scientists happy with their salary?

Geospatial information scientists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most geospatial information scientists having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked geospatial information scientists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

52 geospatial information scientists

5 Star
19%

19% of geospatial information scientists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of geospatial information scientists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of geospatial information scientists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of geospatial information scientists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of geospatial information scientists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do geospatial information scientists find their jobs meaningful?

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

We asked geospatial information scientists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

52 geospatial information scientists

5 Star
23%

23% of geospatial information scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of geospatial information scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of geospatial information scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of geospatial information scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of geospatial information scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as geospatial information scientists?

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

We asked geospatial information scientists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

58 geospatial information scientists

5 Star
34%

34% of geospatial information scientists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of geospatial information scientists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of geospatial information scientists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of geospatial information scientists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of geospatial information scientists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a geospatial information scientist’s work environment?

As a whole, geospatial information scientists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of geospatial information scientists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a geospatial information scientist.

We asked geospatial information scientists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

58 geospatial information scientists

5 Star
17%

17% of geospatial information scientists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of geospatial information scientists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of geospatial information scientists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of geospatial information scientists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of geospatial information scientists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are geospatial information scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Former geospatial information scientists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most geospatial information scientists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked geospatial information scientists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

59 geospatial information scientists

5 Star
17%

17% of geospatial information scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of geospatial information scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of geospatial information scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of geospatial information scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of geospatial information scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars