Jewelers 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, jewelers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 39% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy jewelers 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
Model maker
3.6
$61k
Cake designer
3.6
$22k
Museum conservator
3.5
$48k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k
Jeweler
3.4
$47k
Projectionist
3.3
$29k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$37k
Tailor
3.2
$31k

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

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

Are jewelers happy with their salary?

Jewelers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Jewelers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.7 out of 5 stars

363 jewelers

5 Star
9%

9% of jewelers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of jewelers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of jewelers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of jewelers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of jewelers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do jewelers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, jewelers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most jewelers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

370 jewelers

5 Star
16%

16% of jewelers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of jewelers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of jewelers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of jewelers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of jewelers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Jewelers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of jewelers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

409 jewelers

5 Star
33%

33% of jewelers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of jewelers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of jewelers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of jewelers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of jewelers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a jeweler’s work environment?

As a whole, jewelers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of jewelers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a jeweler.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

407 jewelers

5 Star
26%

26% of jewelers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of jewelers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of jewelers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of jewelers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of jewelers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are jewelers making the best use of their abilities?

Former jewelers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most jewelers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

405 jewelers

5 Star
18%

18% of jewelers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of jewelers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of jewelers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of jewelers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of jewelers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars