Lyricists 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, lyricists rate their career happiness 4.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy lyricists 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
Singer
4.3
$63k
Music artist
4.3
$63k

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

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

Are lyricists happy with their salary?