Search engine marketing specialists 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, search engine marketing specialists rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy search engine marketing specialists 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
Project manager
3.1
$55k
Systems analyst
3.0
$79k
Software quality assurance engineer
3.0
$90k
Search engine marketing specialist
3.0
$43k
Server administrator
3.0
$44k
Market research analyst
2.9
$64k
Information security analyst
2.9
$98k
Drafter
2.9
$60k

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

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

Are search engine marketing specialists happy with their salary?

Search engine marketing specialists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most search engine marketing specialists having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked search engine marketing specialists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

115 search engine marketing specialists

5 Star
13%

13% of search engine marketing specialists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of search engine marketing specialists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of search engine marketing specialists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of search engine marketing specialists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of search engine marketing specialists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do search engine marketing specialists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, search engine marketing specialists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. The majority of search engine marketing specialists struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked search engine marketing specialists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

115 search engine marketing specialists

5 Star
6%

6% of search engine marketing specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
12%

12% of search engine marketing specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of search engine marketing specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
30%

30% of search engine marketing specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of search engine marketing specialists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as search engine marketing specialists?

Search engine marketing specialists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.3/5. The majority of search engine marketing specialists don’t see personality fit as a hinderence in their career.

We asked search engine marketing specialists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

130 search engine marketing specialists

5 Star
12%

12% of search engine marketing specialists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of search engine marketing specialists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
35%

35% of search engine marketing specialists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of search engine marketing specialists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of search engine marketing specialists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a search engine marketing specialist’s work environment?

As a whole, search engine marketing specialists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked search engine marketing specialists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

131 search engine marketing specialists

5 Star
14%

14% of search engine marketing specialists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of search engine marketing specialists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of search engine marketing specialists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of search engine marketing specialists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of search engine marketing specialists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are search engine marketing specialists making the best use of their abilities?

Former search engine marketing specialists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.9/5. Search engine marketing specialists tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked search engine marketing specialists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

133 search engine marketing specialists

5 Star
8%

8% of search engine marketing specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of search engine marketing specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of search engine marketing specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
27%

27% of search engine marketing specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of search engine marketing specialists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars