Sailors are below average when it comes to happiness.

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, sailors rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sailors 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
Travel agent
3.0
$40k
Ship engineer
3.0
$75k
Aircraft mechanic
3.0
$49k
Sailor
2.9
$42k
Highway maintenance worker
2.8
$41k

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

Are sailors happy with their salary?