Sign language interpreters rate their happiness above average.

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, sign language interpreters rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 25% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sign language interpreters 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
Make-Up artist
3.7
$67k
Detective
3.6
$83k
Sign language interpreter
3.6
$52k
Clergy
3.6
$51k
Wedding planner
3.6
$46k
Event planner
3.5
$42k
Private detective
3.5
$51k

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

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

Are sign language interpreters happy with their salary?