Legislators 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, legislators rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy legislators 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
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k
Special agent
3.6
$83k
Detective
3.6
$83k
Legislator
3.5
$29k
Arbitrator
3.5
$64k
Hearing officer
3.5
$98k

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

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

Are legislators happy with their salary?