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
Transit police officer
Locomotive engineer
Freight and cargo inspector
Avionics technician
Travel agent
Ship engineer

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?