Lawn care specialists are one of the least happy 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, lawn care specialists rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 16% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy lawn care specialists 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
Surveyor
2.8
$63k
Highway maintenance worker
2.8
$41k
Plumber
2.8
$51k
Pipelayer
2.8
$39k
Lawn care specialist
2.8
$37k
Rail transportation worker
2.8
$49k
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$43k
Mail superintendent
2.7
$77k
Sheet metal worker
2.7
$49k

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

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

Are lawn care specialists happy with their salary?