Road 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, road managers rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 25% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy road 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
Luthier
3.7
$31k
Talent director
3.6
$79k
Music business manager
3.6
$32k
Conductor
3.5
$49k

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

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

Are road managers happy with their salary?

Road managers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. The majority of road managers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

40 road managers

5 Star
20%

20% of road managers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of road managers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
10%

10% of road managers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of road managers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of road managers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do road managers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, road managers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.5/5. Unlike many careers, road managers have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become road managers.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

42 road managers

5 Star
26%

26% of road managers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of road managers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of road managers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of road managers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of road managers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

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

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

43 road managers

5 Star
44%

44% of road managers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of road managers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of road managers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of road managers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of road managers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a road manager’s work environment?

As a whole, road managers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 4.0/5. A solid majority of road managers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a road manager.

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

42 road managers

5 Star
36%

36% of road managers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of road managers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
12%

12% of road managers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
2%

2% of road managers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of road managers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are road managers making the best use of their abilities?

Former road managers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most road managers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

42 road managers

5 Star
14%

14% of road managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of road managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of road managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of road managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of road managers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars