Music supervisors 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 supervisors rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 20% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy music supervisors 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
Live sound engineer
3.8
$31k
Set designer
3.8
$28k
Luthier
3.7
$31k
Executive producer
3.6
$60k
Producer
3.6
$79k

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

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

Are music supervisors happy with their salary?

Music supervisors rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.6/5. Music supervisors tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

14 music supervisors

5 Star
7%

7% of music supervisors rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of music supervisors rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of music supervisors rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of music supervisors rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of music supervisors rated their compensation 1 stars

Do music supervisors find their jobs meaningful?

On average, music supervisors rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.8/5. Unlike many careers, music supervisors have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become music supervisors.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

14 music supervisors

5 Star
29%

29% of music supervisors rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of music supervisors rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of music supervisors rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of music supervisors rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

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

Music supervisors rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of music supervisors find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.1 out of 5 stars

15 music supervisors

5 Star
40%

40% of music supervisors rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of music supervisors rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of music supervisors rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of music supervisors rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a music supervisor’s work environment?

As a whole, music supervisors rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of music supervisors enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a music supervisor.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

15 music supervisors

5 Star
40%

40% of music supervisors rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of music supervisors rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of music supervisors rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of music supervisors rated their work environment 2 stars

Are music supervisors making the best use of their abilities?

Former music supervisors on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most music supervisors surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a music supervisor, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

15 music supervisors

5 Star
20%

20% of music supervisors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of music supervisors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of music supervisors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of music supervisors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars