Magicians 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, magicians rate their career happiness 4.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 5% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy magicians 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
Music artist
4.3
$63k
Actor
4.2
$42k
Choreographer
4.2
$46k
Dancer
4.0
$37k

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

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

Are magicians happy with their salary?