Industrial ecologists are about average in terms of happiness.

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 ecologists rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 48% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy industrial ecologists 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
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$83k
Energy auditor
3.2
$75k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$83k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$64k
Atmospheric scientist
3.2
$95k
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$77k
Marine engineer
3.2
$93k
Wind turbine services technician
3.2
$56k
Meteorologist
3.2
$43k
Molecular biologist
3.2
$83k

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

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

Are industrial ecologists happy with their salary?

Industrial ecologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. The majority of industrial ecologists are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

29 industrial ecologists

5 Star
21%

21% of industrial ecologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of industrial ecologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of industrial ecologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of industrial ecologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of industrial ecologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do industrial ecologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, industrial ecologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.1/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

29 industrial ecologists

5 Star
24%

24% of industrial ecologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of industrial ecologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
34%

34% of industrial ecologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of industrial ecologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of industrial ecologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Industrial ecologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of industrial ecologists don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

30 industrial ecologists

5 Star
27%

27% of industrial ecologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of industrial ecologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
37%

37% of industrial ecologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of industrial ecologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of industrial ecologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an industrial ecologist’s work environment?

As a whole, industrial ecologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of industrial ecologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an industrial ecologist.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

30 industrial ecologists

5 Star
17%

17% of industrial ecologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of industrial ecologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of industrial ecologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of industrial ecologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of industrial ecologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are industrial ecologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former industrial ecologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most industrial ecologists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

31 industrial ecologists

5 Star
19%

19% of industrial ecologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of industrial ecologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of industrial ecologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of industrial ecologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of industrial ecologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars