Painting, coating & decorating workers are about average in terms of 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, painting, coating & decorating workers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 47% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy painting, coating & decorating 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
Graphic designer
3.4
$51k
Jeweler
3.4
$47k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k
Projectionist
3.3
$29k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$37k
Tailor
3.2
$31k
Funeral director
3.2
$49k
Nail technician
3.1
$29k

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

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

Are painting, coating & decorating workers happy with their salary?

Painting, coating & decorating workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Painting, coating & decorating workers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked painting, coating & decorating workers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

241 painting, coating & decorating workers

5 Star
13%

13% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do painting, coating & decorating workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, painting, coating & decorating workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most painting, coating & decorating workers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked painting, coating & decorating workers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

242 painting, coating & decorating workers

5 Star
17%

17% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as painting, coating & decorating workers?

Painting, coating & decorating workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of painting, coating & decorating workers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked painting, coating & decorating workers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

265 painting, coating & decorating workers

5 Star
28%

28% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a painting, coating & decorating worker’s work environment?

As a whole, painting, coating & decorating workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked painting, coating & decorating workers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

266 painting, coating & decorating workers

5 Star
18%

18% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are painting, coating & decorating workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former painting, coating & decorating workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most painting, coating & decorating workers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked painting, coating & decorating workers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

263 painting, coating & decorating workers

5 Star
20%

20% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of painting, coating & decorating workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars