Jockeys are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, jockeys rate their career happiness 4.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy jockeys 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
Animal trainer
4.2
$30k

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

Are jockeys happy with their salary?