Money managers are about average in terms of 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, money managers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 47% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy money managers 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
Stock trader
3.4
$60k
Consultant
3.2
$78k
Statistician
3.2
$91k

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

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

Are money managers happy with their salary?