Hypnotherapists are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, hypnotherapists rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 15% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy hypnotherapists 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
Life coach
4.1
$47k
Embalmer
3.9
$48k
Art therapist
3.7
$48k
Acupuncturist
3.7
$74k
Midwife
3.7
$59k
Counseling psychologist
3.6
$80k

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

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

Are hypnotherapists happy with their salary?

Hypnotherapists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.7/5. The majority of hypnotherapists are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

36 hypnotherapists

5 Star
33%

33% of hypnotherapists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of hypnotherapists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of hypnotherapists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of hypnotherapists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do hypnotherapists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, hypnotherapists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.9/5. Unlike many careers, hypnotherapists have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become hypnotherapists.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

37 hypnotherapists

5 Star
41%

41% of hypnotherapists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of hypnotherapists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of hypnotherapists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of hypnotherapists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Hypnotherapists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.3/5. The majority of hypnotherapists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.3 out of 5 stars

38 hypnotherapists

5 Star
50%

50% of hypnotherapists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of hypnotherapists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
8%

8% of hypnotherapists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a hypnotherapist’s work environment?

As a whole, hypnotherapists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of hypnotherapists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a hypnotherapist.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

38 hypnotherapists

5 Star
32%

32% of hypnotherapists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of hypnotherapists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of hypnotherapists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of hypnotherapists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are hypnotherapists making the best use of their abilities?

Former hypnotherapists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.9/5. Most hypnotherapists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a hypnotherapist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

37 hypnotherapists

5 Star
35%

35% of hypnotherapists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of hypnotherapists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of hypnotherapists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of hypnotherapists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of hypnotherapists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars