Special agents 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, special agents rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 22% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy special agents 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
Coroner
4.1
$69k
Judge
4.0
$137k
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k
Special agent
3.6
$83k
Detective
3.6
$83k
Legislator
3.5
$29k
Arbitrator
3.5
$64k

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

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

Are special agents happy with their salary?