Server administrators 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, server administrators rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 31% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy server 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
Systems analyst
3.0
$79k
Software quality assurance engineer
3.0
$90k
Search engine marketing specialist
3.0
$43k
Server administrator
3.0
$44k
Information security analyst
2.9
$98k
Drafter
2.9
$60k
Customer success manager
2.9
$46k
Data analyst
2.9
$44k

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

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

Are server administrators happy with their salary?

Server administrators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Server administrators tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked server administrators how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

99 server administrators

5 Star
9%

9% of server administrators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of server administrators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of server administrators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of server administrators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
21%

21% of server administrators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do server administrators find their jobs meaningful?

On average, server administrators rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.6/5. The majority of server administrators struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked server administrators how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

98 server administrators

5 Star
8%

8% of server administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of server administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of server administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of server administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
29%

29% of server administrators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as server administrators?

Server administrators rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of server administrators find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked server administrators how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

97 server administrators

5 Star
25%

25% of server administrators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of server administrators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of server administrators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of server administrators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of server administrators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a server administrator’s work environment?

As a whole, server administrators rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of server administrators enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a server administrator.

We asked server administrators how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

98 server administrators

5 Star
19%

19% of server administrators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of server administrators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of server administrators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of server administrators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of server administrators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are server administrators making the best use of their abilities?

Former server administrators on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most server administrators are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked server administrators how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

99 server administrators

5 Star
17%

17% of server administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of server administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of server administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of server administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of server administrators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars