Recreation workers 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, recreation workers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy recreation workers 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
American sign language interpreter
3.6
$49k
Clergy
3.6
$50k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Personal trainer
3.5
$35k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Recreation worker
3.4
$30k
Massage therapist
3.4
$47k
Drug & alcohol counselor
3.3
$32k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k
Spa manager
3.2
$38k

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

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

Are recreation workers happy with their salary?

Recreation workers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Recreation workers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked recreation workers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

512 recreation workers

5 Star
9%

9% of recreation workers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of recreation workers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of recreation workers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of recreation workers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of recreation workers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do recreation workers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, recreation workers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked recreation workers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

511 recreation workers

5 Star
19%

19% of recreation workers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of recreation workers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of recreation workers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of recreation workers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of recreation workers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as recreation workers?

Recreation workers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of recreation workers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked recreation workers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

551 recreation workers

5 Star
39%

39% of recreation workers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of recreation workers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
16%

16% of recreation workers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of recreation workers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of recreation workers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a recreation worker’s work environment?

As a whole, recreation workers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of recreation workers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a recreation worker.

We asked recreation workers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

550 recreation workers

5 Star
28%

28% of recreation workers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of recreation workers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of recreation workers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of recreation workers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of recreation workers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are recreation workers making the best use of their abilities?

Former recreation workers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most recreation workers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked recreation workers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

551 recreation workers

5 Star
16%

16% of recreation workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of recreation workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of recreation workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of recreation workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of recreation workers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars