Sewing machine operators 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, sewing machine operators rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sewing machine operators 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
Pump operator
3.1
$45k
Logging worker
3.1
$42k
Hairdresser
3.1
$29k
Metal caster
3.0
$39k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Sewing machine operator
3.0
$26k
Oil and gas rotary drill operator
2.9
$55k
Chemical technician
2.9
$47k
Boilermaker
2.9
$63k

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

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

Are sewing machine operators happy with their salary?