Nanotechnology engineers 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, nanotechnology engineers rate their career happiness 3.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 11% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy nanotechnology engineers 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
Robotics engineer
4.2
$101k
Cytotechnologist
4.0
$61k
Astronomer
4.0
$128k
Nanotechnology engineer
3.9
$101k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$101k
Remote sensing technician
3.6
$49k
Mathematician
3.6
$108k

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

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

Are nanotechnology engineers happy with their salary?

Nanotechnology engineers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.5/5. The majority of nanotechnology engineers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked nanotechnology engineers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

68 nanotechnology engineers

5 Star
19%

19% of nanotechnology engineers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of nanotechnology engineers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of nanotechnology engineers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of nanotechnology engineers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of nanotechnology engineers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do nanotechnology engineers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, nanotechnology engineers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.9/5. Unlike many careers, nanotechnology engineers have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become nanotechnology engineers.

We asked nanotechnology engineers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

67 nanotechnology engineers

5 Star
28%

28% of nanotechnology engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
40%

40% of nanotechnology engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of nanotechnology engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
1%

1% of nanotechnology engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of nanotechnology engineers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as nanotechnology engineers?

Nanotechnology engineers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.2/5. The majority of nanotechnology engineers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked nanotechnology engineers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.2 out of 5 stars

75 nanotechnology engineers

5 Star
43%

43% of nanotechnology engineers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of nanotechnology engineers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of nanotechnology engineers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
1%

1% of nanotechnology engineers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a nanotechnology engineer’s work environment?

As a whole, nanotechnology engineers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 4.0/5. A solid majority of nanotechnology engineers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a nanotechnology engineer.

We asked nanotechnology engineers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

75 nanotechnology engineers

5 Star
25%

25% of nanotechnology engineers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
51%

51% of nanotechnology engineers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of nanotechnology engineers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
1%

1% of nanotechnology engineers rated their work environment 2 stars

Are nanotechnology engineers making the best use of their abilities?

Former nanotechnology engineers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.9/5. Most nanotechnology engineers surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a nanotechnology engineer, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked nanotechnology engineers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

75 nanotechnology engineers

5 Star
31%

31% of nanotechnology engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
41%

41% of nanotechnology engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of nanotechnology engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of nanotechnology engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of nanotechnology engineers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars