Police officers 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, police officers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 50% of careers.
To put this into perspective, we compared how happy police officers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:
Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers
|Painting, coating & decorating worker||3.2||$29k|
|Transit police officer||3.2||$72k|
So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:
- Salary: Are police officers happy with their salary?
- Meaning: Do police officers find their jobs meaningful?
- Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as police officers?
- Work environment: How enjoyable are police officer’s work environments?
- Skills utilization: Are police officers making the best use of their abilities?