Mechatronics engineers 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, mechatronics engineers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy mechatronics engineers 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
Robotics engineer
4.2
$101k
Nanotechnology engineer
3.9
$101k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$101k
Remote sensing technician
3.6
$49k
Mechatronics engineer
3.5
$101k
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$128k
Biochemical engineer
3.5
$101k
Aerospace engineer
3.4
$122k
Wind energy engineer
3.4
$101k

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

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

Are mechatronics engineers happy with their salary?

Mechatronics engineers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.5/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most mechatronics engineers having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked mechatronics engineers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

170 mechatronics engineers

5 Star
24%

24% of mechatronics engineers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of mechatronics engineers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of mechatronics engineers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of mechatronics engineers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of mechatronics engineers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do mechatronics engineers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, mechatronics engineers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked mechatronics engineers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

182 mechatronics engineers

5 Star
23%

23% of mechatronics engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of mechatronics engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of mechatronics engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of mechatronics engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of mechatronics engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as mechatronics engineers?

Mechatronics engineers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of mechatronics engineers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked mechatronics engineers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

189 mechatronics engineers

5 Star
33%

33% of mechatronics engineers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of mechatronics engineers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of mechatronics engineers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of mechatronics engineers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of mechatronics engineers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a mechatronics engineer’s work environment?

As a whole, mechatronics engineers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of mechatronics engineers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a mechatronics engineer.

We asked mechatronics engineers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

186 mechatronics engineers

5 Star
24%

24% of mechatronics engineers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of mechatronics engineers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of mechatronics engineers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of mechatronics engineers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of mechatronics engineers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are mechatronics engineers making the best use of their abilities?

Former mechatronics engineers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most mechatronics engineers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a mechatronics engineer, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked mechatronics engineers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

188 mechatronics engineers

5 Star
28%

28% of mechatronics engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of mechatronics engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of mechatronics engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of mechatronics engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of mechatronics engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars