Molding and casting workers 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, molding and casting workers rate their career happiness 2.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 2% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy molding and casting 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
Fork lift operator
2.5
$35k
Metal worker
2.5
$33k
Machine assembler
2.4
$39k
Petroleum pump system operator
2.3
$74k
Drill press operator
2.3
$39k
Molding and casting worker
2.3
$34k
Dyeing machine operator
2.2
$29k
Machine feeder
2.1
$29k

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

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

Are molding and casting workers happy with their salary?