Live sound engineers are one of the happiest 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, live sound engineers rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 16% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy live sound engineers 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
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are live sound engineers happy with their salary?