Neuropsychologists 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, neuropsychologists rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 18% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy neuropsychologists 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
Industrial organizational psychologist
3.9
$93k
Nurse anesthetist
3.8
$175k
Humanitarian
3.8
$35k
Neuropsychologist
3.7
$102k
Curator
3.7
$53k
Anthropologist
3.7
$64k
Counseling psychologist
3.6
$78k

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

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

Are neuropsychologists happy with their salary?