Sound engineering technicians 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, sound engineering technicians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 42% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sound engineering technicians 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
Technical product manager
3.4
$78k
Systems architect
3.4
$102k
Systems engineer
3.4
$90k
Network architect
3.4
$109k
Database architect
3.3
$90k
Sound engineering technician
3.3
$45k
Computer and information research scientist
3.3
$118k
Web designer
3.3
$37k
Web developer
3.3
$69k
Disaster recovery specialist
3.3
$41k

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

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

Are sound engineering technicians happy with their salary?

Sound engineering technicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Sound engineering technicians tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked sound engineering technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

168 sound engineering technicians

5 Star
13%

13% of sound engineering technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of sound engineering technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of sound engineering technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of sound engineering technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of sound engineering technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do sound engineering technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, sound engineering technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. While most sound engineering technicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked sound engineering technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

170 sound engineering technicians

5 Star
15%

15% of sound engineering technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of sound engineering technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of sound engineering technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of sound engineering technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of sound engineering technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as sound engineering technicians?

Sound engineering technicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of sound engineering technicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked sound engineering technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

181 sound engineering technicians

5 Star
30%

30% of sound engineering technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of sound engineering technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of sound engineering technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of sound engineering technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of sound engineering technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a sound engineering technician’s work environment?

As a whole, sound engineering technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of sound engineering technicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a sound engineering technician.

We asked sound engineering technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

179 sound engineering technicians

5 Star
23%

23% of sound engineering technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
41%

41% of sound engineering technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of sound engineering technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of sound engineering technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of sound engineering technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are sound engineering technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former sound engineering technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most sound engineering technicians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked sound engineering technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

179 sound engineering technicians

5 Star
16%

16% of sound engineering technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of sound engineering technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of sound engineering technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of sound engineering technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of sound engineering technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars