Golf pros 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, golf pros rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy golf pros 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
Sports scout
4.0
$35k
Sports writer
3.6
$25k
Fitness trainer
3.6
$40k
Physical education teacher
3.5
$63k
Fitness and wellness coordinator
3.5
$74k
Athletic trainer
3.3
$49k

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

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

Are golf pros happy with their salary?