Soil and plant scientists 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, soil and plant scientists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy soil and plant scientists 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
Range manager
3.5
$64k
Farmer
3.5
$23k
Animal scientist
3.5
$65k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$77k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$67k
Agronomist
3.4
$42k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$138k
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$73k

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

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

Are soil and plant scientists happy with their salary?

Soil and plant scientists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Soil and plant scientists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked soil and plant scientists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

72 soil and plant scientists

5 Star
6%

6% of soil and plant scientists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of soil and plant scientists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of soil and plant scientists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of soil and plant scientists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of soil and plant scientists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do soil and plant scientists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, soil and plant scientists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked soil and plant scientists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

72 soil and plant scientists

5 Star
21%

21% of soil and plant scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of soil and plant scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of soil and plant scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of soil and plant scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of soil and plant scientists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as soil and plant scientists?

Soil and plant scientists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of soil and plant scientists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked soil and plant scientists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

76 soil and plant scientists

5 Star
30%

30% of soil and plant scientists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of soil and plant scientists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of soil and plant scientists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of soil and plant scientists rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a soil and plant scientist’s work environment?

As a whole, soil and plant scientists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.8/5. A solid majority of soil and plant scientists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a soil and plant scientist.

We asked soil and plant scientists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

76 soil and plant scientists

5 Star
24%

24% of soil and plant scientists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of soil and plant scientists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of soil and plant scientists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of soil and plant scientists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
1%

1% of soil and plant scientists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are soil and plant scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Former soil and plant scientists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most soil and plant scientists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a soil and plant scientist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked soil and plant scientists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

77 soil and plant scientists

5 Star
18%

18% of soil and plant scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of soil and plant scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of soil and plant scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of soil and plant scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of soil and plant scientists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars