Security systems administrators are one of the least happy 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, security systems administrators rate their career happiness 2.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 3% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy security systems administrators 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
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So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

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

Are security systems administrators happy with their salary?