Plasterers 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, plasterers rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy plasterers 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
Woodworker
3.5
$28k
Gaffer
3.4
$36k
Brewmaster
3.4
$46k
Explosives worker
3.4
$50k
Faller
3.4
$48k
Plasterer
3.3
$48k
Rigger
3.3
$48k
Dairy farmer
3.2
$26k

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

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

Are plasterers happy with their salary?

Plasterers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most plasterers having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

34 plasterers

5 Star
9%

9% of plasterers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of plasterers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
35%

35% of plasterers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of plasterers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of plasterers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do plasterers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, plasterers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most plasterers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

34 plasterers

5 Star
21%

21% of plasterers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
9%

9% of plasterers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of plasterers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of plasterers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of plasterers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Plasterers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of plasterers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.1 out of 5 stars

38 plasterers

5 Star
42%

42% of plasterers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of plasterers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of plasterers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of plasterers rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a plasterer’s work environment?

As a whole, plasterers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of plasterers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a plasterer.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

38 plasterers

5 Star
21%

21% of plasterers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of plasterers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of plasterers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of plasterers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of plasterers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are plasterers making the best use of their abilities?

Former plasterers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most plasterers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

39 plasterers

5 Star
31%

31% of plasterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of plasterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of plasterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of plasterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of plasterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars