Publicists are below average when it comes to 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, publicists rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 27% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy publicists 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
Advertising manager
3.1
$110k
Real estate agent
3.0
$49k
Public relations specialist
3.0
$61k
Market research analyst
2.9
$63k
Publicist
2.9
$58k
Social fundraiser
2.9
$57k
Street vendor
2.9
$27k
Merchandiser
2.9
$27k

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

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

Are publicists happy with their salary?