Range managers rate their happiness above average.

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, range managers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy range managers 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
Wildlife enforcement officer
3.6
$56k
Park ranger
3.6
$28k
Horticulturist
3.6
$73k
Conservation scientist
3.6
$64k
Greenhouse technician
3.6
$41k
Range manager
3.5
$64k
Farmer
3.5
$23k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$67k

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

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

Are range managers happy with their salary?

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

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

18 range managers

5 Star
6%

6% of range managers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of range managers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of range managers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of range managers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of range managers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do range managers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, range managers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Unlike many careers, range managers have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become range managers.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

19 range managers

5 Star
11%

11% of range managers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of range managers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of range managers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of range managers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of range managers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Range managers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of range managers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

22 range managers

5 Star
41%

41% of range managers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of range managers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of range managers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of range managers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of range managers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a range manager’s work environment?

As a whole, range managers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of range managers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a range manager.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

22 range managers

5 Star
45%

45% of range managers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of range managers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of range managers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of range managers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of range managers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are range managers making the best use of their abilities?

Former range managers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most range managers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

23 range managers

5 Star
22%

22% of range managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of range managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of range managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
30%

30% of range managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of range managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars