Gunsmiths 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, gunsmiths rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 20% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy gunsmiths 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
Ski patroller
3.9
$29k
Commercial diver
3.7
$60k
Gem worker
3.7
$47k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$47k

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

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

Are gunsmiths happy with their salary?

Gunsmiths rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Most gunsmiths do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked gunsmiths how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

25 gunsmiths

5 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
40%

40% of gunsmiths rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of gunsmiths rated their compensation 1 stars

Do gunsmiths find their jobs meaningful?

On average, gunsmiths rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most gunsmiths aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked gunsmiths how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

25 gunsmiths

5 Star
12%

12% of gunsmiths rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of gunsmiths rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of gunsmiths rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of gunsmiths rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as gunsmiths?

Gunsmiths rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.2/5. The majority of gunsmiths find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked gunsmiths how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.2 out of 5 stars

25 gunsmiths

5 Star
52%

52% of gunsmiths rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of gunsmiths rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of gunsmiths rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a gunsmith’s work environment?

As a whole, gunsmiths rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of gunsmiths enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a gunsmith.

We asked gunsmiths how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

25 gunsmiths

5 Star
40%

40% of gunsmiths rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of gunsmiths rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of gunsmiths rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of gunsmiths rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of gunsmiths rated their work environment 1 stars

Are gunsmiths making the best use of their abilities?

Former gunsmiths on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.7/5. Most gunsmiths surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a gunsmith, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked gunsmiths how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

25 gunsmiths

5 Star
28%

28% of gunsmiths rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of gunsmiths rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of gunsmiths rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of gunsmiths rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of gunsmiths rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars