Music publishers 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 publishers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy music publishers 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
Talent agent
3.4
$78k
Music teacher
3.2
$76k

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

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

Are music publishers happy with their salary?

Music publishers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.3/5. Most music publishers do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

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

2.3 out of 5 stars

10 music publishers

5 Star
10%

10% of music publishers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of music publishers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of music publishers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of music publishers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
40%

40% of music publishers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do music publishers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, music publishers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

11 music publishers

5 Star
27%

27% of music publishers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of music publishers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of music publishers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of music publishers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of music publishers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Music publishers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of music publishers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

12 music publishers

5 Star
42%

42% of music publishers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of music publishers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of music publishers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of music publishers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a music publisher’s work environment?

As a whole, music publishers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of music publishers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a music publisher.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

13 music publishers

5 Star
31%

31% of music publishers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of music publishers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of music publishers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of music publishers rated their work environment 2 stars

Are music publishers making the best use of their abilities?

Former music publishers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.9/5. Music publishers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

13 music publishers

5 Star
15%

15% of music publishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of music publishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

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

2 Star
23%

23% of music publishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of music publishers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars