Music business managers rate their happiness above average.

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, music business managers rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy music business 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
Talent director
3.6
$79k
Music business manager
3.6
$32k
Conductor
3.5
$49k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k

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

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

Are music business managers happy with their salary?

Music business managers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.5/5. Most music business managers do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked music business managers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

74 music business managers

5 Star
8%

8% of music business managers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
12%

12% of music business managers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of music business managers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
30%

30% of music business managers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of music business managers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do music business managers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, music business managers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked music business managers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

78 music business managers

5 Star
23%

23% of music business managers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of music business managers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of music business managers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of music business managers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of music business managers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as music business managers?

Music business managers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.7/5. The majority of music business managers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked music business managers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

89 music business managers

5 Star
24%

24% of music business managers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of music business managers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of music business managers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of music business managers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of music business managers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a music business manager’s work environment?

As a whole, music business managers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of music business managers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a music business manager.

We asked music business managers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

90 music business managers

5 Star
18%

18% of music business managers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of music business managers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of music business managers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of music business managers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of music business managers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are music business managers making the best use of their abilities?

Former music business managers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most music business managers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked music business managers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

89 music business managers

5 Star
16%

16% of music business managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of music business managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of music business managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of music business managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of music business managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars