Irrigation 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, irrigation technicians rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy irrigation 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
Forester
3.4
$62k
Arborist
3.1
$39k
Landscape architect
3.1
$70k
Irrigation technician
3.1
$30k
Nursery worker
3.1
$23k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$29k
Lawn care specialist
2.8
$37k

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

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

Are irrigation technicians happy with their salary?