Grounds maintenance workers are below average when it comes to 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, grounds maintenance workers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy grounds maintenance 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
Arborist
3.1
$39k
Landscape architect
3.1
$70k
Irrigation technician
3.1
$30k
Nursery worker
3.1
$23k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$29k
Lawn care specialist
2.8
$37k

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

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

Are grounds maintenance workers happy with their salary?