Landscapers 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, landscapers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 31% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy landscapers 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
Fire inspector
3.0
$62k
Real estate agent
3.0
$49k
Amusement attendant
3.0
$21k
Travel agent
3.0
$40k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$32k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$29k
Ambulance dispatcher
2.9
$40k
Barista
2.9
$25k
Maintenance worker
2.9
$39k

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

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

Are landscapers happy with their salary?