Piano accompanists 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, piano accompanists rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 15% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy piano accompanists 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
Audio engineer
Recording engineer
Music promoter
Piano accompanist
Live sound engineer

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

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

Are piano accompanists happy with their salary?