Park naturalists 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, park naturalists rate their career happiness 4.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 10% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy park naturalists 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
Park naturalist
Forest and conservation worker

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

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

Are park naturalists happy with their salary?