Industrial designers 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, industrial designers 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 industrial designers 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
Model maker
Computer hardware engineer
UX designer
Multimedia animator
Industrial designer
App developer
Full stack developer
Back-End developer
Technical product manager

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

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

Are industrial designers happy with their salary?