Ranchers are one of the happiest 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, ranchers rate their career happiness 3.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 13% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy ranchers 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
Animal breeder
4.0
$43k
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k

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

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

Are ranchers happy with their salary?