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
Hairdresser
3.1
$30k
Upholsterer
3.1
$37k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k
Amusement attendant
3.0
$24k
Furniture finisher
3.0
$37k
Sewing machine operator
3.0
$30k
Boilermaker
2.9
$64k
Quarry rock splitter
2.9
$38k
Street vendor
2.9
$29k

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?

Sewing machine operators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most sewing machine operators having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked sewing machine operators how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

54 sewing machine operators

5 Star
9%

9% of sewing machine operators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of sewing machine operators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
39%

39% of sewing machine operators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of sewing machine operators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of sewing machine operators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do sewing machine operators find their jobs meaningful?

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

We asked sewing machine operators how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

55 sewing machine operators

5 Star
13%

13% of sewing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of sewing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of sewing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of sewing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
29%

29% of sewing machine operators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as sewing machine operators?

Sewing machine operators rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of sewing machine operators find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked sewing machine operators how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

61 sewing machine operators

5 Star
23%

23% of sewing machine operators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of sewing machine operators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of sewing machine operators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of sewing machine operators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of sewing machine operators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a sewing machine operator’s work environment?

As a whole, sewing machine operators 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 sewing machine operators how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

60 sewing machine operators

5 Star
17%

17% of sewing machine operators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of sewing machine operators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of sewing machine operators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of sewing machine operators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of sewing machine operators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are sewing machine operators making the best use of their abilities?

Former sewing machine operators on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.8/5. Sewing machine operators tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked sewing machine operators how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

61 sewing machine operators

5 Star
13%

13% of sewing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of sewing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of sewing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of sewing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of sewing machine operators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars