IT security consultants 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, IT security consultants 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 IT security consultants 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
$82k
Distance learning coordinator
3.2
$85k
Desktop publisher
3.2
$45k

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

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

Are IT security consultants happy with their salary?