Photonics engineers 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, photonics engineers rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 14% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy photonics engineers 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
Nanotechnology engineer
3.9
$99k
Audio engineer
3.9
$53k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are photonics engineers happy with their salary?