Grain elevator workers 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, grain elevator workers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 50% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy grain elevator 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
Rigger
3.3
$48k
Dairy farmer
3.2
$26k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$83k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$36k
Golf course superintendent
3.2
$34k
Agricultural worker
3.2
$30k
Wind turbine services technician
3.2
$56k
Extraction worker
3.2
$38k

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

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

Are grain elevator workers happy with their salary?

Grain elevator workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. The majority of grain elevator workers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

10 grain elevator workers

5 Star
10%

10% of grain elevator workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of grain elevator workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
10%

10% of grain elevator workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of grain elevator workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of grain elevator workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do grain elevator workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, grain elevator workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.4/5. The majority of grain elevator workers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

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

2.4 out of 5 stars

11 grain elevator workers

5 Star
9%

9% of grain elevator workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of grain elevator workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
9%

9% of grain elevator workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of grain elevator workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
36%

36% of grain elevator workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

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

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

14 grain elevator workers

5 Star
36%

36% of grain elevator workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of grain elevator workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of grain elevator workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of grain elevator workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of grain elevator workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a grain elevator worker’s work environment?

As a whole, grain elevator workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of grain elevator workers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a grain elevator worker.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

14 grain elevator workers

5 Star
36%

36% of grain elevator workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of grain elevator workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of grain elevator workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of grain elevator workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of grain elevator workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are grain elevator workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former grain elevator workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.6/5. Most feel that their skills are being underutilized in the career, probably leading to more general dissatisfaction with being a grain elevator worker.

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

14 grain elevator workers

5 Star
14%

14% of grain elevator workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
7%

7% of grain elevator workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of grain elevator workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
36%

36% of grain elevator workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of grain elevator workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars