Sports broadcasters are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

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, sports broadcasters rate their career happiness 4.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 5% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sports broadcasters 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
Film director
4.3
$75k
Athlete
4.2
$49k
Filmmaker
4.1
$71k
Television writer
4.0
$62k
Sports scout
4.0
$35k

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

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

Are sports broadcasters happy with their salary?