Hearing officers 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, hearing officers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy hearing officers 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
Judge
4.0
$148k
Special agent
3.6
$84k
Detective
3.6
$84k
Legislator
3.5
$37k
Arbitrator
3.5
$49k
Hearing officer
3.5
$103k
Lobbyist
3.4
$50k
Bailiff
3.1
$48k
Court reporter
3.0
$57k

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

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

Are hearing officers happy with their salary?

Hearing officers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. The majority of hearing officers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

16 hearing officers

5 Star
25%

25% of hearing officers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
44%

44% of hearing officers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of hearing officers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of hearing officers rated their compensation 2 stars

Do hearing officers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, hearing officers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. While most hearing officers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

17 hearing officers

5 Star
6%

6% of hearing officers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of hearing officers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
41%

41% of hearing officers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of hearing officers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

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

Hearing officers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of hearing officers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

18 hearing officers

5 Star
39%

39% of hearing officers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of hearing officers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of hearing officers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of hearing officers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a hearing officer’s work environment?

As a whole, hearing officers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of hearing officers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a hearing officer.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

19 hearing officers

5 Star
16%

16% of hearing officers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of hearing officers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of hearing officers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of hearing officers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of hearing officers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are hearing officers making the best use of their abilities?

Former hearing officers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most hearing officers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

19 hearing officers

5 Star
16%

16% of hearing officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
32%

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

3 Star
32%

32% of hearing officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of hearing officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of hearing officers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars