Mail superintendents are one of the least happy 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, mail superintendents rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 14% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy mail superintendents 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
Executive assistant
2.8
$62k
Transportation planner
2.8
$84k
Printing worker
2.8
$38k
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$48k
Mail superintendent
2.7
$80k
Logistician
2.7
$77k
Compensation and benefits manager
2.7
$128k
Recruiter
2.7
$62k
Painter
2.7
$46k

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

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

Are mail superintendents happy with their salary?

Mail superintendents rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.4/5. Mail superintendents tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked mail superintendents how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.4 out of 5 stars

18 mail superintendents

5 Star
6%

6% of mail superintendents rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
6%

6% of mail superintendents rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
44%

44% of mail superintendents rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of mail superintendents rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
28%

28% of mail superintendents rated their compensation 1 stars

Do mail superintendents find their jobs meaningful?

On average, mail superintendents rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.1/5. While most mail superintendents aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked mail superintendents how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.1 out of 5 stars

18 mail superintendents

5 Star
6%

6% of mail superintendents rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of mail superintendents rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of mail superintendents rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
39%

39% of mail superintendents rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as mail superintendents?

Mail superintendents rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.4/5. The majority of mail superintendents don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

We asked mail superintendents how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

18 mail superintendents

5 Star
22%

22% of mail superintendents rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of mail superintendents rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of mail superintendents rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of mail superintendents rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of mail superintendents rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a mail superintendent’s work environment?

As a whole, mail superintendents rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.1/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked mail superintendents how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

18 mail superintendents

5 Star
17%

17% of mail superintendents rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of mail superintendents rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
39%

39% of mail superintendents rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of mail superintendents rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of mail superintendents rated their work environment 1 stars

Are mail superintendents making the best use of their abilities?

Former mail superintendents on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.4/5. Most mail superintendents surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a mail superintendent, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked mail superintendents how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.4 out of 5 stars

18 mail superintendents

5 Star
11%

11% of mail superintendents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
44%

44% of mail superintendents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of mail superintendents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of mail superintendents rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars