Recording engineers 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, recording engineers 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 recording 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
Audio engineer
3.9
$53k
Photonics engineer
3.8
$99k

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

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

Are recording engineers happy with their salary?