Mayors rate their happiness above average.

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, mayors rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy mayors 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
Sociologist
3.4
$83k
Political scientist
3.4
$122k
Intelligence analyst
3.2
$77k

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

Are mayors happy with their salary?