Marine electricians 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, marine electricians rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 18% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy marine electricians 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
Control center specialist
2.9
$37k
Cement mason
2.9
$45k
Industrial engineer
2.9
$86k
Surveyor
2.8
$63k
Power engineer
2.8
$62k
Marine electrician
2.8
$63k
Civil engineer
2.8
$76k
Plumber
2.8
$51k
Pipelayer
2.8
$39k

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

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

Are marine electricians happy with their salary?