Social media managers are about average in terms of 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, social media managers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 42% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy social media managers 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
Statistician
3.2
$91k
Electrical engineer
3.1
$97k

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

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

Are social media managers happy with their salary?