Librarians are about average in terms of 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, librarians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy librarians 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
Library assistant
3.3
$27k
Aesthetician
3.3
$34k
Nanny
3.3
$29k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$29k
Tailor
3.2
$32k
Music teacher
3.2
$59k

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

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

Are librarians happy with their salary?