Javascript developers rate their happiness above average.

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, javascript developers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy javascript developers 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
Photonics engineer
3.8
$101k
Solution architect
3.7
$100k
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$128k
UX designer
3.5
$65k
App developer
3.5
$71k
Full stack developer
3.4
$70k

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

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

Are javascript developers happy with their salary?

Javascript developers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.6/5. The majority of javascript developers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked javascript developers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

69 javascript developers

5 Star
26%

26% of javascript developers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of javascript developers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of javascript developers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of javascript developers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of javascript developers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do javascript developers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, javascript developers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked javascript developers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

71 javascript developers

5 Star
18%

18% of javascript developers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of javascript developers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of javascript developers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of javascript developers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of javascript developers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as javascript developers?

Javascript developers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of javascript developers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked javascript developers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

68 javascript developers

5 Star
28%

28% of javascript developers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of javascript developers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of javascript developers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of javascript developers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of javascript developers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a javascript developer’s work environment?

As a whole, javascript developers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of javascript developers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a javascript developer.

We asked javascript developers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

69 javascript developers

5 Star
25%

25% of javascript developers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of javascript developers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of javascript developers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of javascript developers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of javascript developers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are javascript developers making the best use of their abilities?

Former javascript developers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most javascript developers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked javascript developers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

71 javascript developers

5 Star
17%

17% of javascript developers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of javascript developers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of javascript developers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of javascript developers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of javascript developers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars