Piano tuners rate their happiness above average.

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 tuners rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy piano tuners 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
Conductor
3.5
$49k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Leather and shoe worker
3.5
$26k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Recreation worker
3.4
$30k
Tailor
3.2
$31k
Music teacher
3.2
$76k

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

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

Are piano tuners happy with their salary?

Piano tuners rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Piano tuners tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked piano tuners how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

14 piano tuners

5 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
7%

7% of piano tuners rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
43%

43% of piano tuners rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of piano tuners rated their compensation 1 stars

Do piano tuners find their jobs meaningful?

On average, piano tuners rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.1/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked piano tuners how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

14 piano tuners

5 Star
14%

14% of piano tuners rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of piano tuners rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of piano tuners rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as piano tuners?

Piano tuners rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of piano tuners find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked piano tuners how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

14 piano tuners

5 Star
29%

29% of piano tuners rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of piano tuners rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of piano tuners rated their career fit 3 stars

How enjoyable is a piano tuner’s work environment?

As a whole, piano tuners rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of piano tuners enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a piano tuner.

We asked piano tuners how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

14 piano tuners

5 Star
29%

29% of piano tuners rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of piano tuners rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of piano tuners rated their work environment 2 stars

Are piano tuners making the best use of their abilities?

Former piano tuners on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most piano tuners surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a piano tuner, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked piano tuners how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

14 piano tuners

5 Star
36%

36% of piano tuners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of piano tuners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of piano tuners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of piano tuners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of piano tuners rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars