Motivational speakers are one of the happiest 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, motivational speakers rate their career happiness 4.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy motivational speakers 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
Singer
4.3
$63k
Music artist
4.3
$63k
Actor
4.2
$42k

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

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

Are motivational speakers happy with their salary?