Nursery workers are below average when it comes to 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, nursery workers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 37% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy nursery workers 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
Arborist
3.1
$39k
Landscape architect
3.1
$70k
Irrigation technician
3.1
$30k
Nursery worker
3.1
$23k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$29k
Lawn care specialist
2.8
$37k

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

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

Are nursery workers happy with their salary?