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
Library assistant
3.3
$27k
Aesthetician
3.3
$34k
Motion picture projectionist
3.3
$25k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$29k
Tailor
3.2
$32k
Lifeguard
3.2
$21k
Police officer
3.2
$57k

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?