Industrial machinery mechanics 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 machinery mechanics rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy industrial machinery mechanics 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
Avionics technician
3.0
$54k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$40k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Automotive service technician
3.0
$40k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$49k
Industrial machinery mechanic
3.0
$54k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$85k
Oil and gas rotary drill operator
2.9
$55k
Mining machine operator
2.7
$55k
Recreational vehicle service technician
2.6
$39k

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

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

Are industrial machinery mechanics happy with their salary?