Shipmates 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, shipmates rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 37% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy shipmates 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
Flight attendant
3.3
$56k
Transit police officer
3.2
$72k
Locomotive engineer
3.1
$67k
Shipmate
3.1
$72k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$76k
Avionics technician
3.0
$54k
Travel agent
3.0
$40k
Ship engineer
3.0
$75k

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

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

Are shipmates happy with their salary?