Soil and water conservationists 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, soil and water conservationists rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 49% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy soil and water conservationists 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
Geographer
3.2
$82k
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$82k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$81k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$35k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$63k
Atmospheric scientist
3.2
$95k
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$71k
Agricultural worker
3.2
$28k

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

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

Are soil and water conservationists happy with their salary?