Leather and shoe workers 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, leather and shoe workers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy leather and shoe workers 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
Shoemaker
3.8
$31k
Organic farmer
3.8
$24k
Seamstress
3.7
$26k
Gem worker
3.7
$47k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$47k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Woodworker
3.5
$28k
Brewmaster
3.4
$46k

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

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

Are leather and shoe workers happy with their salary?

Leather and shoe workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.6/5. Most leather and shoe workers do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked leather and shoe workers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

22 leather and shoe workers

5 Star
9%

9% of leather and shoe workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of leather and shoe workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of leather and shoe workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
41%

41% of leather and shoe workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of leather and shoe workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do leather and shoe workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, leather and shoe workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most leather and shoe workers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked leather and shoe workers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

23 leather and shoe workers

5 Star
9%

9% of leather and shoe workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of leather and shoe workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of leather and shoe workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
35%

35% of leather and shoe workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of leather and shoe workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as leather and shoe workers?

Leather and shoe workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of leather and shoe workers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked leather and shoe workers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

30 leather and shoe workers

5 Star
27%

27% of leather and shoe workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of leather and shoe workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of leather and shoe workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of leather and shoe workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of leather and shoe workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a leather and shoe worker’s work environment?

As a whole, leather and shoe workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of leather and shoe workers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a leather and shoe worker.

We asked leather and shoe workers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

30 leather and shoe workers

5 Star
33%

33% of leather and shoe workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of leather and shoe workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of leather and shoe workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of leather and shoe workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of leather and shoe workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are leather and shoe workers making the best use of their abilities?

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

We asked leather and shoe workers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

30 leather and shoe workers

5 Star
13%

13% of leather and shoe workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of leather and shoe workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of leather and shoe workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of leather and shoe workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of leather and shoe workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars