Product safety engineers are one of the least happy 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, product safety engineers rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 13% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy product safety 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
Pipelayer
2.8
$39k
Electronic equipment assembler
2.8
$28k
Quality control inspector
2.8
$48k
Rail transportation worker
2.8
$49k
Transportation planner
2.8
$78k
Product safety engineer
2.7
$91k
Logistician
2.7
$58k
Meter reader
2.7
$42k
Tool and die maker
2.7
$54k
Mining machine operator
2.7
$55k

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

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

Are product safety engineers happy with their salary?