Metal casters 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, metal casters rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy metal casters 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
Shipmate
3.1
$82k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$80k
Carpenter
3.0
$48k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$38k
Fire inspector
3.0
$65k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$47k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$37k
Power plant operator
3.0
$81k
Auto repair technician
3.0
$47k

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

  • Salary: Are metal casters happy with their salary?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as metal casters?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are metal caster’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are metal casters making the best use of their abilities?

Are metal casters happy with their salary?

Metal casters rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Metal casters tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked metal casters how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

11 metal casters

5 Star
9%

9% of metal casters rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of metal casters rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
55%

55% of metal casters rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of metal casters rated their compensation 2 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as metal casters?

Metal casters rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of metal casters find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked metal casters how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

13 metal casters

5 Star
38%

38% of metal casters rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of metal casters rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of metal casters rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of metal casters rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a metal caster’s work environment?

As a whole, metal casters rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.1/5. Some metal casters are happy with their work environment, but it does not seem to be a meaningful contributer to career satisfaction for most.

We asked metal casters how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

12 metal casters

5 Star
25%

25% of metal casters rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
8%

8% of metal casters rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of metal casters rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of metal casters rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of metal casters rated their work environment 1 stars

Are metal casters making the best use of their abilities?

Former metal casters on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.1/5. Metal casters tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked metal casters how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.1 out of 5 stars

10 metal casters

5 Star
10%

10% of metal casters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of metal casters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
40%

40% of metal casters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
40%

40% of metal casters rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars