Horticulturists 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, horticulturists rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 23% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy horticulturists 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
Park naturalist
4.0
$64k
Forest and conservation worker
3.7
$31k
Park ranger
3.6
$28k
Horticulturist
3.6
$73k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$64k
Greenhouse technician
3.6
$41k
Range manager
3.5
$64k

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

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

Are horticulturists happy with their salary?

Horticulturists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Horticulturists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

275 horticulturists

5 Star
14%

14% of horticulturists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of horticulturists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of horticulturists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of horticulturists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of horticulturists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do horticulturists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, horticulturists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

276 horticulturists

5 Star
22%

22% of horticulturists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of horticulturists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of horticulturists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of horticulturists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of horticulturists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Horticulturists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of horticulturists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

294 horticulturists

5 Star
38%

38% of horticulturists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of horticulturists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of horticulturists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of horticulturists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of horticulturists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a horticulturist’s work environment?

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

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

297 horticulturists

5 Star
36%

36% of horticulturists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of horticulturists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of horticulturists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of horticulturists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of horticulturists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are horticulturists making the best use of their abilities?

Former horticulturists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most horticulturists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

294 horticulturists

5 Star
21%

21% of horticulturists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of horticulturists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of horticulturists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of horticulturists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of horticulturists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars