Maintenance workers are below average when it comes to happiness.

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, maintenance workers rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 24% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy maintenance workers 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
Electrician
3.0
$40k
Stonemason
2.9
$43k
Ambulance dispatcher
2.9
$40k
Barista
2.9
$25k
Ironworker
2.9
$55k
Maintenance worker
2.9
$39k
Probation officer
2.9
$55k
Social worker
2.9
$49k
Cement mason
2.9
$45k

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

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

Are maintenance workers happy with their salary?