Solution architects 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, solution architects rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 21% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy solution architects 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
Photonics engineer
3.8
$101k
Solution architect
3.7
$100k
Computer hardware engineer
3.5
$128k
UX designer
3.5
$65k
Industrial designer
3.5
$77k

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

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

Are solution architects happy with their salary?

Solution architects rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.6/5. The majority of solution architects are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked solution architects how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

143 solution architects

5 Star
24%

24% of solution architects rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of solution architects rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of solution architects rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of solution architects rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of solution architects rated their compensation 1 stars

Do solution architects find their jobs meaningful?

On average, solution architects rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked solution architects how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

142 solution architects

5 Star
23%

23% of solution architects rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of solution architects rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of solution architects rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of solution architects rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of solution architects rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as solution architects?

Solution architects rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.1/5. The majority of solution architects find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked solution architects how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.1 out of 5 stars

142 solution architects

5 Star
37%

37% of solution architects rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
44%

44% of solution architects rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of solution architects rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
4%

4% of solution architects rated their career fit 2 stars

How enjoyable is a solution architect’s work environment?

As a whole, solution architects rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of solution architects enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a solution architect.

We asked solution architects how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

141 solution architects

5 Star
32%

32% of solution architects rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of solution architects rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of solution architects rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of solution architects rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of solution architects rated their work environment 1 stars

Are solution architects making the best use of their abilities?

Former solution architects on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.6/5. Most solution architects surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a solution architect, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked solution architects how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

145 solution architects

5 Star
27%

27% of solution architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of solution architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of solution architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of solution architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of solution architects rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars