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
Machine assembler
2.4
$47k
Garbage collector
2.4
$38k
Vehicle cleaner
2.4
$29k
Petroleum pump system operator
2.3
$80k
Drill press operator
2.3
$39k
Molding and casting worker
2.3
$38k
Dyeing machine operator
2.2
$30k
Machine feeder
2.1
$37k
Ship loader
1.9
$49k

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?

Molding and casting workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.4/5. Most molding and casting workers do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked molding and casting workers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.4 out of 5 stars

37 molding and casting workers

5 Star
8%

8% of molding and casting workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
11%

11% of molding and casting workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of molding and casting workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of molding and casting workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
32%

32% of molding and casting workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do molding and casting workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, molding and casting workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 1.9/5. The majority of molding and casting workers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked molding and casting workers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

1.9 out of 5 stars

37 molding and casting workers

5 Star
5%

5% of molding and casting workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
5%

5% of molding and casting workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
11%

11% of molding and casting workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of molding and casting workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
51%

51% of molding and casting workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as molding and casting workers?

Molding and casting workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of molding and casting workers don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

We asked molding and casting workers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

38 molding and casting workers

5 Star
26%

26% of molding and casting workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of molding and casting workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of molding and casting workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of molding and casting workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of molding and casting workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a molding and casting worker’s work environment?

As a whole, molding and casting workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.0/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked molding and casting workers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

38 molding and casting workers

5 Star
11%

11% of molding and casting workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of molding and casting workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of molding and casting workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of molding and casting workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of molding and casting workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are molding and casting workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former molding and casting workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.1/5. Most feel that their skills are being underutilized in the career, probably leading to more general dissatisfaction with being a molding and casting worker.

We asked molding and casting workers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.1 out of 5 stars

38 molding and casting workers

5 Star
8%

8% of molding and casting workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of molding and casting workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
5%

5% of molding and casting workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of molding and casting workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
45%

45% of molding and casting workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars