Lobbyists 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, lobbyists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 36% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy lobbyists 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
Sociologist
3.4
$83k
Political scientist
3.4
$122k
Intelligence analyst
3.2
$77k
Economist
3.1
$105k

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

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

Are lobbyists happy with their salary?