Music librarians 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, music librarians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy music librarians 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
Conductor
3.5
$49k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Graduate teaching assistant
3.4
$33k
Art teacher
3.4
$34k
Library assistant
3.3
$29k
Librarian
3.3
$59k
Music teacher
3.2
$76k
Music therapist
3.2
$48k

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

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

Are music librarians happy with their salary?

Music librarians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most music librarians having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

18 music librarians

5 Star
17%

17% of music librarians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of music librarians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of music librarians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of music librarians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of music librarians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do music librarians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, music librarians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most music librarians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

20 music librarians

5 Star
20%

20% of music librarians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of music librarians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of music librarians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of music librarians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
25%

25% of music librarians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Music librarians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.3/5. The majority of music librarians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.3 out of 5 stars

23 music librarians

5 Star
52%

52% of music librarians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of music librarians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of music librarians rated their career fit 3 stars

How enjoyable is a music librarian’s work environment?

As a whole, music librarians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 4.3/5. A solid majority of music librarians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a music librarian.

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

4.3 out of 5 stars

23 music librarians

5 Star
57%

57% of music librarians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of music librarians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
9%

9% of music librarians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of music librarians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of music librarians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are music librarians making the best use of their abilities?

Former music librarians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Music librarians tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

23 music librarians

5 Star
22%

22% of music librarians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of music librarians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of music librarians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of music librarians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of music librarians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars