Industrial engineering technicians are below average when it comes to 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 engineering technicians rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 27% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy industrial engineering technicians 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
Electrical engineer
3.1
$97k
Mechanical engineer
3.0
$72k
Ship engineer
3.0
$75k
Water engineer
3.0
$89k
Industrial engineering technician
2.9
$57k
Chemical engineer
2.9
$106k
Nuclear engineer
2.9
$106k
Environmental engineer
2.9
$89k
Industrial engineer
2.9
$86k

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

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

Are industrial engineering technicians happy with their salary?