Senators are one of the happiest 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, senators rate their career happiness 4.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 3% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy senators 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
Sociologist
3.4
$83k

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